Joseph Fearon, B.A. (Hons), J.D.
Originally from Nova Scotia, Joseph graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in philosophy before attending law school at the University of Victoria.
Joseph is a strong advocate for his clients, allowing them to focus on their recovery. He helps his clients understand the legal system and their case so they can make informed and confident decisions. He ensures his clients receive reasoned recommendations on the best course of action at every step.
Before joining Preszler Law, Joseph practiced with two prominent litigation firms in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has also worked for the Office of the Ombudsperson, the Residential Tenancy Branch, the Ministry of Attorney General and a legal clinic that provides free legal representation to people with low incomes.
Joseph has considerable court experience. He has conducted and won numerous trials (with both judge alone and judge and jury) and regularly appears in court. Most recently, Joseph was counsel at trial and on appeal in R. v. Nwanebu, 2014 BCCA 387, a precedent setting case in Canada on the defence of necessity (discussed here by The Lawyers Weekly). He was also co-counsel at trial in Dickinson v. Jeffs, a personal injury case where the jury awarded his client $1.4 million dollars in damages. Other recent decisions include Pisani v. Pearce, 2012 BCSC 1118;Turner v. Dos Santos, 2012 BCSC 1382; and, Amini v. Khania, 2014 BCSC 1671. He recently attended the Supreme Court of Canada onSaadati v. Moorhead, on a case concerning the scope and threshold of compensable psychological injuries.
Joseph is a columnist for Reasonable Doubt, a legal column that appears in NOW Magazine and The Georgia Straight (articles archived here and here). He contributes to continuing legal education seminars for lawyers and paralegals and has previously offered pro bono legal services to young people from foster care.
Outside of the office, Joseph enjoys canoeing, dog rescue and Netflix with his wife, Lisa.