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Joanna Weiss, BA (Hons), JD

Joanna Weiss

Joanna joined WEL Partners in March 2024 as a lawyer. Prior to joining WEL Partners, Joanna was a lawyer at boutique law firms that specialize in mental health litigation, estate, trust and capacity litigation, and professional negligence. Joanna was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.

Joanna received an Honours BA in Philosophy (with distinction) from McMaster University. She holds a JD from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University wherein she obtained a Health Law and Policy Specialization designation. Joanna completed her articles of clerkship in criminal defence law, and as a young lawyer participated in coroner’s inquests.

Joanna has a considerable background in capacity litigation and administrative law, and extensive appellate experience in these areas. For nearly a decade, Joanna primarily practiced patient-side mental health law and regularly appeared before the Consent and Capacity Board, Ontario Review Board and the Superior Court of Justice. She has also appeared as counsel in the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Joanna prides herself on being a zealous advocate on behalf of her clients and working tirelessly to achieve practical results.

When not at work, Joanna enjoys cooking, traveling, playing recreational sports, and going on outdoor adventures with her rescue dog Puchi.

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