Jannelle Mackoff
Assistant
Nevada Ash
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An experienced trial and litigation lawyer, Jannelle Mackoff focuses her practice at JML on builders liens and construction law disputes. In her construction practice, Jannelle works with a wide variety of clients, including owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. Jannelle also maintains a general commercial and civil litigation practice.

Jannelle seeks to facilitate the efficient resolution of her clients’ disputes. As a results-driven advocate, Jannelle draws on her extensive trial experience when required in order to achieve the best possible results for her clients. Jannelle has successfully negotiated numerous settlements and, in litigation, represented clients in chambers, mediations, arbitrations, and trials. She has appeared before tribunals and the British Columbia Supreme Court. 

Prior to joining JML, Jannelle was a lawyer at a boutique personal injury law firm for three years, where she gained invaluable court experience. Jannelle has also completed the American Association for Justice’s Depositions Course and Ultimate Trial Advocacy Course, which is held at Harvard Law School.

During university, Jannelle was a member of the UBC varsity women’s rowing team. Jannelle had a successful rowing career and served as captain of the rowing team while attending law school.  From 2018 to 2020, Janelle was an executive board member of the Vancouver Bar Association. Beyond her law practice, Jannelle enjoys writing, tennis, running, and hiking. She loves exploring new places and meeting new people.

Experience Highlights

  • Co-counsel defending the developer of a large residential development concerning claims by a construction manager for disputed amounts
  • Co-counsel for policyholders in insurance and coverage matters
  • Counsel for a general contractor concerning lien claims brought by subcontractors on a large residential development project
  • Co-counsel for trade contractors seeking recovery of amounts for unpaid progress applications and for extra work performed
  • Co-counsel defending the developer of a large residential development concerning claims by a construction manager for disputed amounts

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2016
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 2017

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Arthur Close QC Prize in Advanced Legal Research (UBC)
  • Lorraine Douglass Prize in Real Estate Law (UBC)

Memberships & Associations

  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Advocates Society
  • Law Society of British Columbia