“I get to know each client so that I can make sure their specific needs are met. Helping people get what they are entitled to, when they are in pain and can’t work, is very satisfying.”
Janet is a Partner in the Personal Injury Group at Watson Goepel LLP, acting exclusively for those who have suffered an injury from an accident. She represents her clients every step of the way until the matter resolves completely. Janet has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Supreme Court Chambers and the British Columbia Court of Appeal, on a variety of matters. She has also helped clients successfully resolve their cases through negotiation and mediation.
Janet acts as a mentor to female lawyers through the Canadian Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Forum. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her young family, as a hockey, soccer and dance mom.
- LLB, University of Victoria, 2003
- BA, Simon Fraser University, 2000
- British Columbia, 2004
"I'm an Alberta resident who was in two different MV accidents that happened in BC two years apart from each other. I retained the services of Watson Goepel after the second accident in 2016 and my cases were just settled out of court this past September in 2019. It was a lengthy and arduous process but my lawyer, Janet DeVita, was an absolute gem at staying the course and assuring me that there was light at the end of the tunnel. My cases were complicated, especially more so since I live in Alberta, but Watson Goepel made me feel valued as a client and went to great lengths to get me the best settlement possible. I would recommend them hands down."Gillian M.
“Janet was always a step ahead of me, and took measures to help me feel prepared, reassured, and supported. I appreciated her direct communication and how she took an approach to my case that was personal to my situation. If you are needing legal representation, I highly recommend Janet De Vita as your lawyer.”K.R.
Professional and Community Affiliations
- Member, Trial Lawyers Association
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Vancouver Bar Association
- Volunteer Lawyer, Access Pro Bono
- Mentor, CBA Women Lawyers Forum
* Practicing through a Professional Law Corporation.