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Joel McCoy

Joel McCoy, B.A. B.A.S. (Hons) J.D.


Working closely with Alan Preyra, Joel has built a strong reputation as an expert in slip and fall injuries, both of whom are consulted regularly on cases involving the Occupiers’ Liability Act and the Municipal Act. Joel applies his exceptional understanding of case law, attention to detail, and ability to effectively argue his client’s case before a court to achieve results that other lawyers may not. He will also guide clients through the process to ease their uncertainty and better prepare them.

In addition to trip and falls and slip and falls, Joel represents clients in personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, dental malpractice, and dog bites. He has been involved in a number of cases against the City of Toronto and Go Transit where clients sustained serious injuries. Through persistent and smart litigation, he successfully obtained substantial settlements without having to go to court. Joel has appeared at the Ontario Court of Appeal and has provided written submissions to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Joel has written extensively on Municipal Liability, including co-authoring CPD program materials.

Outside the office he enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports when able, and supporting local charities. 


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2011
  • J.D., University of Windsor, 2010
  • B.A.S. (Hons), University of Ottawa, 2007
  • B.A., University of Ottawa, 2006


  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
  • Toronto Lawyers Association

Areas of Expertise Get Joel's legal expertise in the following key areas:

Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injuries

A serious injury affects every area of your life and impacts your ability to care for yourself and your family.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accident law is a complicated process. Contact us for guidance on how to handle your claim.

Disability Claims

If you are getting ignored or mistreated by your benefits provider, we can help.

Police Use of Force

Our personal injury lawyers are experienced at helping victims of excessive force either by police, security services or others.

Chronic Pain and Soft Tissue Injuries

We’re experienced at helping people who have experienced chronic pain/soft tissue injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury of this kind, call us today.

Slip and Fall

If you are injured in a fall due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries.

Product Liability

If you have been injured due to a defective or unsafe product, our personal injury lawyers are skilled at getting you the proper compensation for your injuries.

Boating and Recreational Accidents

Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine what steps to take if you have been in a boating/recreational accident and advise of what benefits may be available to you.