Josh was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, but moved to beautiful British Columbia in 2004. Falling in love with the province, he completed his under-graduate degree at the University of Victoria, and then crossed the Georgia Straight to attend the University of British Columbia for law school. During law school, Josh clerked for the Provincial Court of British Columbia, gaining first-hand insight into how judges evaluate and weigh the evidence before them.
Following law school, Josh articled and practiced at a large litigation law firm in Surrey, BC, before co-founding Clark Woods LLP. Josh has had trial success at all levels of court in British Columbia, including the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Most recently, Josh was lead counsel in Rabbani-Nejad v. Sharma, one of the first cases in British Columbia in dealing with ICBC’s minor injury caps scheme and its impact on pre-existing claims.
Today, Josh’s practice focuses on significant personal injury claims, estate litigation, real estate litigation and other complex litigation matters.
Outside of the office, Josh enjoys spending time with his young family, climbing rocks in the great outdoors and fooling around on his guitar with friends.
- MacKinnon v Swanson, 2022 BCSC 1821
- Sanderson v. Van Humbeck, 2013 BCSC 1546
- Cross v. Boehlke, 2014 BCSC 2225
- Strilec v. Leila, 2015 BCSC 1515
- Gonopolsky v. Hammerston, 2015 BCSC 2006
- Andraws v. Anslow, 2016 BCCA 51
- Gill v Khural, 2019 BCSC 2143
- Gill v. Khural, 2020 BCCA 332
- Rabbani-Nejad v Sharma, 2020 BCSC 58
- Masellis v Diamond, 2021 BCSC 790
- McLaughlin v Hagen, 2021 BCSC 1693
- Melahrinakis v Melahrinakis, 2021 BCSC 1837