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Biography of Janet Patterson

Janet Patterson has been practising law in the B.C. workers’ compensation system context for more than 17 years.

Patterson was an adjudicator at the Public Service Appeal Board in the 1990s. In 2001, she joined the appeal division of the Workers’ Compensation Board as an appeal commissioner. She was appointed vice-chair of the newly created Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal and served as a vice-chair and deputy registrar from 2003-05.

In 2005, Patterson joined the law firm of Rush Crane Guenther, where she represented workers in complex compensation appeals at all levels and in a variety of related proceedings, including discriminatory actions, section 257 applications, arbitration, disability appeals and Canada Pension Plan appeals.

She was the co-chair for the 2016 Continuing Legal Education session on workers’ compensation.