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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 skilled arbitrator and mediator, providing ADR services in the North Coast Region and throughout British Columbia.

With over 35 years of experience as a civil litigator, ADR practitioner, and legal skills instructor, Joel understands the importance of resolving disputes in a timely, confidential, and cost-effective manner.

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

As a mediator, Joel takes the time to understand the unique needs and concerns of each disputant, recognizing that they decide the terms on which they are willing to settle. He facilitates negotiations with candid and confidential communication with each party, helping them assess their case and decide the terms on which they are willing to settle.

As an arbitrator, Joel has a record of conducting fair, timely, and cost-effective proceedings. Parties can choose from a range of arbitration options including a half-day or full-day hearing with expedited timelines, multi-day hearings, or a documents-only arbitration.

Contact Joel to arrange a no-charge consultation. As a nod to accessibility, Joel offers his ADR services at a reduced rate for claims under $50,000.

North Coast

Timely, Cost-Effective Mediation and Arbitration Services in the North Coast Region

Terrace • Prince Rupert • Kitimat • Smithers