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Mark Koochin

Location:

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Phone:

Fax:

250-762-9960

Email:

Mark’s preferred areas of practice are Family law, personal injury, estate litigation, labour and employment and general civil/commercial litigation.

Education

Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 1993
Bachelor of Arts (Criminology), Simon Fraser University, 1989

Career History
1998 to Present Partner with Porter Ramsay Lawyers, Kelowna, B.C.
1994 to 1998 Associate with Porter Ramsay Lawyers, Kelowna, BC
1993 to 1994 Articled student with Fraser & Beatty, Vancouver, BC (now Fraser Milner Casgrain)
1989 Investigator, Ombudsman’s Office of BC, Vancouver, BC
Associations
Canadian Bar Association
Kelowna Bar Association
Member of BC Trial Lawyer’s Association
Accomplishments
Mark has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia, labour arbitration boards and administrative tribunals.
Volunteer & Community Work
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, Government Relations Committee – Former Member
Rotary Club (Sunrise) – Former Member
Kelowna and District Boys and Girls Club – Former Director
Legal Services Society and Salvation Army – Pro-Bono Clinic Volunteer
Continuing Legal Education Society – County Coordinator
Kelowna Track and Field Club – Former Coach
Personal Interests
Fitness, travel, and family (wife and four children)
Points of Interest
Mark has a solid track record of achieving successful results for clients through negotiated
settlements, trial and appeal judgements, and administrative decisions.

Practice Areas

Using your estate plan for your own protection

Having a will is a great first step in creating an estate plan. If you have drafted a will, you likely had your loved ones in mind. Your motivation may have included ensuring your family would fairly distribute your assets without the confusion of an intestate...

What are the grounds for divorce in British Columbia?

A married couple who realizes their union no longer works may decide, after much soul searching, to file for divorce. Often, this comes after painstaking measures, such as counseling or couples therapy. If even these steps did not mend the rift between you and your...