Our Team

Introducing our Partners

The law offices 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, personal injury, real estate, family law, and more. Our lawyers have over 65 years of combined experience, and are involved in the local community. It is our mission to provide expert level, professional, confidential, considerate, and affordable legal services to clients throughout the South Okanagan.

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
Joe Jacoe


Practice areas: motor vehicle injury claims, slip and fall claims, ICBC claims, personal injury law, family law, and general litigation

  • Bachelor of Education – University of Calgary 1987
  • Bachelor of Laws – UBC 1990
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1991
  • Past President – Penticton and District Bar Association – 2002 and 2012
  • Member – Trial Lawyers Association of BC
  • Practical Cost-effective Legal Solution

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.

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