Joni’s practice encompasses a range of civil litigation areas. She has extensive experience in wills, trust and estate litigation, as well as real property and easement disputes.

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, powers of attorney, the administration of estates and trusts, and claims under the Wills, Estates and Succession 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.

Joni has always placed emphasis on community involvement, and is currently on the board of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association and Central Okanagan Hospice Association Foundation.

Away from the office, Joni spends time with her children, Jack and Tess. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading and cooking (okay, reading cookbooks…okay, fine, looking at the pictures…) and is seriously going to learn how to meditate someday soon.

*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

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.