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Joel provides mediation and arbitration services for parties to resolve their disputes in an efficient, cost-effective and confidential manner.


Joel Kohm is a full-time arbitrator and mediator who provides ADR services on Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia. With over 35 years of experience as a civil litigator, ADR practitioner, and legal skills instructor, Joel has a comprehensive understanding of the importance of resolving disputes in a timely, confidential, and cost-effective manner.

Joel holds a certificate in mediation from the Dispute Resolution Center of King County (Washington) and has a QArb designation in arbitration from the ADR Institutes of Canada and British Columbia. His areas of expertise include commercial contracts and torts, products liability, professional negligence, debtor/creditor, and employment issues.

As a mediator, Joel works diligently to understand the needs and concerns of each disputant. He recognizes that each party decides the terms on which they are willing to settle. Joel facilitates negotiations between the parties through candid and confidential communication regarding their case assessment and negotiating strategy.  

Joel’s reputation as an arbitrator is based on his ability to provide fair, timely, and cost-effective proceedings. He offers parties the flexibility to choose a half-day or full-day hearing with expedited timelines, a multi-day hearing, or a documents-only arbitration.

Contact Joel today to arrange a no-charge consultation and take the first step towards reaching a resolution. As a nod to accessibility, Joel offers his ADR services at a reduced rate for claims under $50,000.

Vancouver Island

Timely, Cost-Effective Mediation and Arbitration Services in the Vancouver Island Region

Victoria • Nanaimo • Comox • Cowichan Campbell River • Parksville • QualicumPort AlberniPowell RiverLadysmith