Jo Ann Carmichael, QC is an Associate Counsel at Alexander Holburn.
Ms. Carmichael’s practice is primarily litigation based. She is a member of the firm’s Insurance and Family Practices. Ms. Carmichael commonly represents insurers with respect to life, accident and disability insurance matters and has a particular interest in fraud and bad faith claims. She also represents clients in family law matters, dealing with many clients in transition due to death, divorce, second marriages and preserving wealth through marriage agreements and estate planning. Alternate dispute resolution techniques are extremely appropriate tools in both her practice areas.
Ms. Carmichael practices in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. She has also successfully represented clients before the Supreme Court of Canada in defeating applications for leave to appeal.
Through her years of service to the Law Society of British Columbia, Ms. Carmichael has developed a special interest in the ethical dilemmas of legal practice. She annually provides Ethics training to the firm’s articling students.