Our Team

Introducing Our Company

The law office of Bell, Jacoe and Company have been locally owned and operated in Summerland, BC since 1990. Our family-run law firm provides a variety of legal services including wills, real estate, commercial law, and more. It is our mission to provide expert level, professional, confidential, considerate, and affordable legal services to clients throughout the South Okanagan. We are also dedicated to supporting our local Summerland community.

Patrick A Bell


Practice areas: real estate, wills and estates, commercial law, land development, and strata property law

  • Bachelor of Commerce – UBC 1981
  • Bachelor of Laws – UBC 1982
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1983
  • Life Member Summerland Kinsmen Club
  • Summerland Citizen of the Year 2008
  • Chairman of Summerland Action Fest 1996 – present
  • Director of Community Foundation of the South Okanagan Similkameen 2006 – present
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Sandra McMillan

Practice areas: Paralegal specializing in wills & estates and corporate law

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Shayla Parkinson

Practice areas: Legal Assistant for conveyancing & real estate

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Joanne Lasky

Practice areas: Receptionist and specialize in company annual returns, and subdivisions

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Crystal Gove

Practice areas: Office Manager

Joe Jacoe


After 32 years of practice with our firm, Joe Jacoe has retired as of June 30, 2023.

Our law firm serving Summerland and the surrounding area offers mature general counsel and refined focus across a broad spectrum of clients’ needs. We strive to be a leading law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients. This is achieved through practical and innovative legal solutions that help us and our clients to succeed. Our aim is to deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake. When our clients approach us with their issues, we listen to them carefully to understand their particular needs and circumstances. We then develop legal teams best suited to meet those needs. Our years of experience have taught us that knowing a client’s business and objectives is a step closer to solving a case successfully. A proper team approach, with appropriate delegation and supervision, allows us to deliver excellent cost-effective results.

We would love to hear from you!

Get in touch with our team. We will be there when you need us.