Bar Admission

  • 1995 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar

Joseph Cahan is a member of the firm’s Personal Injury, Occupiers Liability and Life + Disability practices.

He specializes in matters involving personal injury, disability insurance, life insurance, accident insurance, travel insurance, occupiers’ liability, property damage, fire and arson claims, insurance fraud, coverage issues and subrogated claims.

Joseph primarily defends claims on behalf of insurers with an emphasis on the defence of personal injury and disability insurance claims. He recognizes that a focus of insurance litigation is risk management. To that end, Joseph has extensive experience in resolving claims by way of mediation.

Joseph has extensive trial experience and success, as evidenced by his more than 25 years of representative work. He has successfully presented cases in front of numerous juries throughout his career.

On A Personal Note...

When Joe is not at the office you can find him skiing, cycling and spending time with his children.

Representative Experience

Joseph has defended injury claims involving allegations of soft tissue injury, fractures, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, psychiatric complaints and traumatic brain injuries.

Joseph has extensive trial and appellate experience, appearing before all levels of court including the British Columbia Supreme Court, British Columbia Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.

Some recent cases include:


  • A guest speaker at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC