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David Joyce


I seek to find solutions to minimize distress and help separating couples move on to future happiness.


With over twenty years of legal experience, David Joyce has appeared as counsel at all levels of Court including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been a guest panelist for the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association, and a moot court judge for the PLTC Bar Admission Course and at UBC Law School. David Joyce merges his passion for the law with an empathetic approach, finding practical solutions to his clients’ needs. One of his favourite quotes is by William L. Watkinson, “It is far better to light the candle than to curse the darkness.” David guides his clients to find the light during what can be very tumultuous times.

When away from the office, David’s favourite activity is watching his daughter play hockey and ringette. He also enjoys working out at the gym, snowshoeing, playing tennis, and cruising his motorcycle through British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.

David Joyce also enjoys cultural activities and travel. Before attending law school, David was a professional playwright and lived for three years in Japan teaching English. He is on the board of directors of Axis Theatre on Granville Island, and lead singer in a rock and roll band. David particularly enjoys performing at charity events such as the Rock for Dimes fundraiser for the March of Dimes, and Lawyers’ Benevolent Fund events at the Commodore Ballroom.


1997: LL.B. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
1986: BA in Fine and Performing Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC


1998: British Columbia Bar


1998: John V. O’Dea Prize
1998: Jessup Moot Team Prize for best written argument
Betty Lambert Award for Playwriting
Adeline May Clark Award for Cultural Contribution
Tuition Repayment Scholarship


2016 – 2019: Operations Manager, Claims Legal Services, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
2013 – 2016: Manager, Privacy and FOI – ICBC Senior Leadership Team, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
2012 – 2013: Operations Manager [acting], Claims Programs, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
2005 – 2012: Counsel, Special Counsel Department, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
2004 – 2005: In-house Counsel, Claims Legal Services, Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
1998 – 2004: Associate, Insurance Defence Counsel for ICBC and Lawyers’ Insurance Fund, Quinlan Abrioux [now QA Law]
1997 – 1998: David Joyce, Articled Student, Edwards Kenny and Bray

professional community
Was a regular moot court judge for the Law Society’s PLTC [bar admission] course for over eight years, and a UBC moot court judge
Regular panelist at CBA Insurance Law Subsection Meetings
Former member CBA(BC) Supreme Court Rules Special Committee
Board Member Axis Theatre
Fundraiser for various charities through musical performances


Mr. Joyce conducted himself with the utmost integrity and fairness.

Mr. Justice Maczko