Joel Zanatta

Lawyer, Partner



Admitted to the Bar of British Columbia, 2001
LL.B., University of Victoria, 2000
B.A., The University of British Columbia, 1995



Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Estate Litigation
Insurance Denials
Product Liability


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, Law Society of British Columbia
Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
Chair, 2015 “Essential Issues in Personal Injury Conference”, 2015

“I truly love it when I can assist someone to move forward and improve their life. I like to help people identify and reach their goals and objectives. When I align with my clients in this way, we become a force to be reckoned with.”


Joel has been a personal injury lawyer in BC for over 15 years. Respected by his colleagues, he spent his first five years representing lawyers, as well as doctors and large insurance companies. In doing so, he developed a keen understanding of how ICBC and other insurance companies defend personal injury claims. Today, Joel is an advocate for people and a passionate one. He knows how insurance companies work and he leverages this to his clients’ tactical advantage.

Joel was involved in a precedent-setting BC Court of Appeal decision. It ended with ICBC having to extend benefits to his client, a catastrophically injured motorcyclist who had been driving with a learner’s license.

He brings that same vigor to every legal challenge his clients face. He also takes personal injury and insurance law to a truly personal level. He encourages discussions, listens, and he keeps clients informed. It’s the teamwork that makes his job fulfilling and the wins so much more rewarding.

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“It was such a pleasure working with Joel. Not only was I dealing with my ICBC claim, but also a family tragedy. Joel called often to keep me informed about my claim but showed genuine care and respect for my family matters. It meant a lot to me. He handled my claim in a professional and timely manner, and the outcome was very favorable. Thank you to Joel and his team!”
Dagan W.

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