About Joseph P. McStravick
Joe obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours} degree in Psychology in 1978 from the University of Manitoba. He then moved to Vancouver and received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1982. Joe was called to the bar in British Columbia in 1983 and has practiced in the Tri-Cities area ever since.
For his entire career, Joe has focused on protecting the legal rights of his clients. This includes disputes between beneficiaries of an estate, including spouses and children when a will did not adequately provide for them. Joe also has extensive experience in representing spouses going through a divorce or separation and the drafting of Cohabitation Agreements and Separation Agreements. Joe has protected the legal rights of personal injury victims involved in car accidents and slips and falls.
When the parties cannot come to an equitable and fair agreement with respect to their disputes, Joe has successfully represented clients appearing in all levels of Court, including the Provincial Court British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Appeal of British Columbia.
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What Our Clients Say about Joseph P. McStravick
“Joe and his team were FANTASTIC to work with! I was put at ease the moment the process started. All of my questions were answered in a timely manner and I felt totally looked after. Any time I had a concern or needed clarification for anything, someone from their team responded within 48 hours. From start to finish, everything ran smoothly. I’m so grateful for Joe and his assistants. Andrea was my main contact and always made me feel comfortable when I was unsure of things. I appreciated their patience with me and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. Definitely would use Joe again (hopefully, I won’t need to though)! Thank you, Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP.”
“Joe is a professional, effective, kind lawyer who gets results. I worked with him years ago when I was in a terrible MVA and he, and his team, made the legal part of that process bearable. More recently, he assisted me with an estate issue. He gets things done. Joe communicates well and keeps you in the loop. Without any hesitation, I would highly recommend Joe to those seeking legal counsel.”
“Amazing to work with. Joseph McStravick has been handling my claim, and I feel completely taken care of. Communication with his team has been a breeze, and I’m confident I chose the right lawyer. Would definitely use him again if/when needed.”
“I was fortunate to have Joe McStravick from DBM on my side of the table when a dispute arose in my family. I can’t say enough great things about the process and outcome. If you or someone you know needs advice and counsel for a Wills variation or dispute – I recommend the folks at Drysdale Bacon McStravick LLP wholeheartedly. They’ll work for you!”
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- Dzaferovic v. Gupta
This case involved issues arising out of an accident in which the plaintiff driver hit the defendant while the defendant was driving haphazardly through an intersection. Joe and co-counsel successfully argued that the defendant was 100 percent responsible for the injuries to the plaintiff.
- Jackson v. Jeffries
This was a Personal Injury claim that arose from a car accident. The defence argued that the Plaintiff was partially responsible for his own injuries because he was not wearing a seatbelt. Joe defended against shared liability by successfully arguing that ICBC failed to prove that the lack of a seatbelt in this instance was the reason for the injury.
- McPherson v. Lange
This lawsuit arose from a car accident in which Lange, who was turning left through a controlled intersection on a yellow light, was struck by McPherson, who was proceeding through the intersection. This case addressed the tension that exists between the obligations of a left-turning driver and someone driving through an intersection, including how fault is allocated between the two.