Joni’s practice encompasses a range of civil litigation areas. She has extensive experience in wills, estate and trust litigation, labour and employment issues, and disputes related to real property.

She has conducted trials and appeals in all of the British Columbia Courts and has represented clients before various tribunals and mediations, including the BC Labour Relations Board, Employment Standards Tribunal, and Human Rights Tribunal.

She also has significant experience in litigating and resolving disputes with respect to wills, the administration of estates and trusts, and claims under the Wills Variation Act.

Joni completed her undergraduate studies at Carleton University in 1990 with a degree in Journalism and then obtained her Bachelor of Law degree from Dalhousie University in 1994. She joined Pushor Mitchell in 1994 as an articled student, was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1995, and became a partner in 2001.

Away from the office, Joni spends time with her family, including her husband Rick and their two young children, Jack and Tess. In her free time she enjoys gardening, cooking, and a good glass of wine at the end of the day.

*Providing services through a law corporation.

Practice Focus

  • Acting for plaintiffs and defendants in all types of commercial disputes.
  • Counsel for employers and employees for issues including discipline, wrongful dismissal and termination.
  • Estate probate and administration.
  • Estate disputes involving wills interpretation, the Wills Variation Act and the Trustee Act.

Satisfied Clients

Efaf Facinek

In 2012 my brother was diagnosis with cancer; he became seriously ill very fast. The prognosis shattered our very close family. Days before he passed he wanted to see a local lawyer to review his Will and make sure all was in order. I knew time was not on his side. I immediately thought of Joni Metherell. Joni has been my go-to lawyer for all my employment law needs for over 15 years and she was always very comprehensive and knowledgeable. I called Joni on the Friday night of the July long weekend and asked her to come to the hospital. Although she had a home full of visiting family members, Joni left them to come help my family. She was helpful, compassionate, and even though she did not know my brother, her genuine care was obvious. My family will forever be thankful to Joni for giving my brother peace of mind in his final days. On the July long weekend in 2012, Joni was our Earth Angel.

Ursula & Roy Evans

We were very impressed how quickly Joni Metherell understood our complex situation. She was very professional, efficient, knew the law inside out and kept us on track. It was not an easy job for her, but the end result we were very pleased with. Joni was excellent and went the extra mile. We would recommend Joni to anyone who is in need for a caring lawyer who gives exceptional service.