Family, Estates & Trusts 


Judith A. Janzen

Principal Lawyer, Estate Litigation Practice Leader



  • British Columbia, 2000


  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 1999
  • B.A. History Honours, Simon Fraser University


  • Canadian Bar Association, Elected Representative, County of Vancouver, 2009 – 2014, Acclaimed 2019
  • Canadian Bar Association, Past Chair of Provincial and National Membership Committees in B.C.
  • Past Member of CBA National Finance Committee
  • Director, Hope For Freedom Society, Drug Recovery Program


  • English


June 6, 2014 – Faculty of Trial Lawyers’ Association of B.C. Course “Family Law Meets Wills, Estates and Succession Act”: Everything a trial lawyer needs to know about the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.

June 14, 2016 – Faculty of Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch) Professional Development Webinar “Family Lawyers at the Crossroads Series – Module 2: Business Issues in Family Law”.

February 23, 2018 – Faculty of TLABC Joint Family and Estates Conference – Update on Fraudulent Conveyances and Excluded Property cases


“The Bank of Mom and Dad: The question of how funds advanced by parents will be treated under the Family Law Act and the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.”  The Verdict, Summer, 2014.   

“Family Law Meets WESA:  What you don’t know can hurt you”, course materials, 2014 Faculty of Trial Lawyers’ Association of B.C. Course “Family Law Meets Wills, Estates and Succession Act”: Everything a trial lawyer needs to know about the Wills, Estates and Succession Act.

“In Pursuit of the Optimum Tariff:  A Rocky Road”, The Verdict, Fall, 2016.“Changes to Divorce Act”, The Verdict, Winter, 2019.


President’s Medal, 2009, Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch – bestowed
by CBA President
M. Maisonville

President’s Citation, 2008, Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch – bestowed
by CBA President  
K. Walker


J.E.S.D. v. Y.E.P.
2018 BCCA 286

D. (J.E.S.) v. P. (Y.E).
2017 BCSC 495

D. (J.E.S.) v. P. (Y.E.)
2017 BCSC 666;

P.G. v. D.G.
2015 BCSC 1454

Lantzius Estate, Re
2015 BCSC 935

W. (R.Y.) v. W. (D.W.)
2013 BCSC 1940;

L. (M.E.) v. L. (B.G.)
2012 BCSC 1841

Liu v. Liu
2009 CarswellBC 2238;

P. (C.D.) v. P. (K.E.)
2012 CarswellBC 2577

Farrer v. Farrer
2013 BCSC 1088

K. (E.) v. K. (D.)
2003 CarswellBC 2035

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Judith A. Janzen was called to the bar in 2000 and has practiced law as litigation counsel in downtown Vancouver ever since.

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 deals with all aspects of family law litigation including:

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.

She is also 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 free time: Judith enjoys travelling the world and relaxing with her family and friends.

I help clients through the worst time of their lives, and it’s a role I take very seriously. I won’t hesitate to advocate for you and will always take the course of action which makes the most sense for each individual case.

  • I found Candace to be thorough and very competent. She listened well and was very prompt with correspondence. She was very concerned about our well-being and showed compassion. Her work on our case is much appreciated.

  • I found Candace Cho to be a good listener, a smart lawyer, very knowledgeable in her field, and a wise adviser. Candace did exactly what she was retained to do and without the matter going to trial. Her work for us was professional throughout and her billing was fair and exact. I would not hesitate to retain Candace again and will highly recommend her to any and all who need legal counsel in matters of Estate Law, disputes concerning Wills and inheritance.

  • Each client deserves my undivided attention and will be made to feel valued and heard. When clients place their trust in me as their advocate, they can be sure that I will represent them with vigilance, compassion and professionalism.

  • Candace Cho is the best lawyer I have ever had. She is very efficient, very calming, and very understanding. I was very amazed with the way she negotiates. I was also very impressed with how quickly she was able to settle my claim.

  • Candace I want to thank you for handling my case. You got me through all the barriers that the opposing counsel put in our way. I am sure your practice will grow and I will be sure to recommend you as counsel to others. You went out of your way to help me when others placed demands on me that I could not meet.

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