Onyx Team

Our staff share our dedication to client care. They bring years of experience in the profession to our work and stand by our clients as their cases proceed.

Judith A. Janzen



Judith A. Janzen was called to the bar in 2000 and has practiced law as litigation counsel in downtown Vancouver since then. She has experience in civil litigation and has appeared in court in corporate and commercial matters including shareholders’ disputes, franchise matters and multi-party leaky condo litigation. Judith is experienced in all aspects of family law litigation including complex asset division, high conflict custody disputes, child protection matters and cohabitation issues. She will not hesitate to advance her client’s interests in court whether at the interim stage or at trial but always with a view to using those resources to advance the best interests of her client. Judith works regularly with other professionals such as business valuators, accountants, psychologists and physicians in order to prepare and present the best possible case for her client, whether it is at trial, in collaborative meetings or in settlement negotiations. Judith is an active volunteer at the Canadian Bar Association, serving as elected representative for Vancouver County. In the National CBA, she has served as Chair of the Membership Committee and a member of the National Fee Review Working Group. In her spare time, Judith enjoys travelling the world and relaxing with her family and friends.

Areas of practice

Family Law Litigation

Bar Admissions

British Columbia, 2000


University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia J.D. – 1999 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby , British Columbia – Undergraduate in Honours History


  • FLA meets WESA: What you don’t know will hurt you, Trial Lawyers Association of BC seminar “WESA:Everything a trial lawyer needs to know about the Wills, Estates and Succession Act”, June 2014
  • Fraudulent Conveyances, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, “WESA for Family Lawyers”, October 2014

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association, Elected Representative, County of Vancouver, 2009 – 2014
  • Canadian Bar Association, Past Chair of Provincial and National Membership Committees in B.C.
  • Director, Hope For Freedom Society, Drug Recovery Programme


“Still can’t thank you enough for everything you did. Your website is very true. We certainly had your firm’s undivided attention and we were made to feel valued and heard. Excellence, integrity, competence and a passion for justice is definitely you. You are also caring, compassionate and have a good sense of humour.”


“Thanks again for all you’ve done for me and my boys in the past. You have been an important part of our lives and helped us through some of our toughest times. If you do not hear from me, it’s a good thing… it means that we’re just enjoying life with no stressful issues to deal with.”


“Judith – I cannot thank you enough. You have gone above and beyond and I am so very appreciative for all of this help. Thank you!”