Janessa joins the Ascendion team as an Associate Lawyer. Warm, diligent and passionate, Janessa is inspired by her duty as an advocate for people who cannot navigate the complex legal system on their own. Janessa likes to keep litigation from being intimidating. She demystifies the process by communicating with her clients regularly and transparently. She takes a proactive role in understanding her clients’ goals, advising on best practices and developing practical solutions. She describes her work as a “living tree,” constantly changing and growing with each case.
Janessa maintains a broad corporate and commercial litigation practice. With a focus on smart and strategic solutions, she represents her clients as they restructure, grow, operate and dissolve their businesses. Prior to joining the firm, Janessa practised employment and human rights law at a large litigation firm. She has represented clients at all levels of court in B.C., and before regulatory and administrative tribunals in B.C. and Ontario.
Janessa was called to the bar in British Columbia in 2018 after completing her B.A. from the University of British Columbia and her J.D. from the University of Victoria.
Law isn’t Janessa’s only passion — outside of work, you may find her travelling the world with her husband, gardening, volunteering or enjoying a glass of wine.