Joseph is an experienced litigator and has appeared before the courts and tribunals to argue for his clients on numerous occasions. Equally effective is his pragmatic approach to successfully settling disputes through his strong listening and negotiating skills.
Joseph focuses his practice on family law, employment, commercial, and estate litigation.
His family law experience is extensive and includes all types of matters from separation agreements, division of assets, spousal support, and child custody issues. He brings sensitivity to these matters, but concentrates on delivering results for his clients.
On employment, commercial, and estate matters, Joseph is likewise focused on cost-effective methods for settling disputes so that his clients return to normalcy in their lives. His experience in settling matters through mediation is invaluable.
He also advises clients on immigration matters.
Joseph has lived in Europe, Asia, and North America and speaks fluent German, Swiss German, and Filipino. He is also conversant in French. As such, Joseph thrives in practising law in B.C.’s diverse and multicultural environment.
Professional Associations / Accreditations
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Trial Lawyers Association of B.C.
Education / Accreditation
- Passed the Philippine Bar, 1996
- Master of Laws, University of British Columbia, 1999
- Recipient of the BC Law Foundation Fellowship
- Admitted to the British Columbia Bar, 2004
Interests / Community Engagement
Joseph is a volunteer with Access Pro Bono as resource speaker for non-profit organizations. In his spare time, Joseph skis and hikes with his son, hosts mini tea parties with his daughter, and critiques films he enjoys watching with his wife.