Joel is originally from Fort Frances, which is located in Northwestern Ontario. Joel next moved to Ottawa where he attended undergraduate studies, where he received two history degrees. After five years in Ottawa Joel moved to Windsor Ontario for law school, and after that was complete he moved to Toronto and articled with Bergmanis, Preyra LLP. Living in such diverse communities in Ontario has allowed Joel to make numerous and diverse connections. Joel returned to Bergmanis, Preyra LLP once he was called to the bar. His practice primarily consists of pursuing claims under the Occupiers’ Liability Act and the Municipal Act, but also does work on motor vehicle accident claims. Joel routinely specializes in tough liability scenarios and finding success for his clients.
Joel is very active in sports and continues to play a variety of sports including hockey, golf, beach volleyball, and soccer to name a few. He also enjoys time doing various charity work and is on the board of Toronto Plays, a local charity in support of Right to Play.