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Mark Koochin

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada





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


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
Canadian Bar Association
Kelowna Bar Association
Member of BC Trial Lawyer’s Association
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

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...

Many drivers still refuse to put down their phones

Distractions while driving are nothing new. Humans are naturally curious, and you may be among those for whom a colourful billboard, a conversation in the vehicle or a song on the radio takes your attention from the road. Do you eat while driving, check your teeth or...