Janet De Vita | Watson Goepel Vancouver Lawyers

Janet De Vita* Partner


“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


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.

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Portrait of a male witness addressing the courtroom in a trial - legal system concepts

17 October 2019

The Power of Layperson Testimony in Personal Injury Law

In personal injury cases, evidence is frequently given by witnesses who have first-hand knowledge of facts or circumstances related to the case that can help the court understand post-accident changes in a plaintiff’s life. This “lay evidence” provides a broader context for the court to properly assess the true extent of the plaintiff’s injuries. This…

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husband and wife looking over medical injury bill after ICBC adjusted

28 September 2018

ICBC Claims Adjusters: What is Fair?

When you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident through no fault of your own, dealing with ICBC claims adjusters can be stressful and confusing. Watson Goepel’s experienced Personal Injury Group can help you understand your rights, deal with ICBC claims adjusters on your behalf, coordinate your rehabilitation, and help you obtain fair compensation…

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