Onyx Law Group staff member - Janis



  • British Columbia, 2013


  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2012
  • B.Sc., Simon Fraser University, 2005


  • Chair of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Wills and Trusts Vancouver subsection
  • Member of the Trial Lawyers Association (TLABC)
  • Volunteer lawyer for Access Pro Bono LGBTQ/2S Legal Clinic


  • Hancock v. Hancock, 2014 BCSC 2398
  • Howland Estate v. Sikora, 2015 BCSC 2248
  • Nordgren v. Hjukström Estate, 2019 BCSC 1


  • “Categories of Estoppel” (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Commercial & Estates Seminar – Making Equity Work for Your Practice, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, June 2021)
  • “LGBTQIA+ Asian Lawyers Panelist, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers, May 2021)
  • “FACL BC Mentorship Roundtable and Mixer” (Co-Presenter, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers of BC, March 2021)
  • “Wills Variation Basics” (Co-Author and Co-Presenter, Estate Litigation Essentials in the COVID-Era, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, July 2020)
  • “Estate Law Mentorship Roundtable” (Co-Presenter, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers of BC, February 2019)


  • Cantonese
  • English

繁體中文 | 簡體中文

Janis Ko J.D.

[email protected]

Tel:(604) 900-2536 | Fax:(604) 900-2539


Janis joined Onyx Law Group as the firm’s first articled student and is now a Senior Associate lawyer with a practice dedicated to estate litigation and estate planning.

Janis has a law degree from the Allard School of Law at UBC and has more than a decade of experience in estate litigation. Over the years, Janis has assisted clients in a variety of complex estate litigation cases dealing with matters such as:

Janis is passionate about estate litigation and is known for her skillful application of the law to help her clients achieve fairness. 

In addition to estate litigation, Janis also advises clients in estate planning and family law, including:

  • drafting wills, powers of attorney, and representation agreements; 
  • preparing and reviewing estate accounts; and
  • family property disputes.

Outside of the practice of law, Janis loves spending time outdoors, biking or hiking, and tending to her numerous houseplants.

I am always looking for the fair and just outcome in every case I take on. I work tirelessly to achieve my client’s best result, taking care to work with them to create a tailored solution that suits them best, be it via negotiation, mediation, or trial.

Book a 30-minute free consultation with Janis