Joel articled with Sullivan Festeryga and returned to the firm as an associate after his call to the Bar in 2011. Prior to articling, Joel obtained a Juris Doctor from Bond University, in the Gold Coast, Australia. Joel’s primary practice is insurance defence litigation, although he also has jury trial experience both in criminal court and at the tribunal level (coroners inquests).
J.D., Bond University, Australia, 2008
B.A. (Hons), Wilfrid Laurier University 2003
Hamilton Law Association
Hamilton Lawyers Club
Canadian Defence Lawyers
When he is not advocating for his clients, you can find him at the hockey rink playing for the local Hamilton lawyers team “The Bulldogs”, or out on the baseball field hitting doubles for Sullivan Festeryga’s team, “The Thin Skulls”.
Outside of work he keeps busy chasing around his three children, while at the same time always being reminded by his lovely wife, Nina, how lucky he is.