Susan Kim graduated cum laude from the University of Toronto with a double major: B.Sc. and B. Comm, and had her graduate thesis on moral develop published in Child Development before going to law school in 1994. Upon graduating law school in 1999, she articled at Davis & Co, and was called to the BC Bar in 2000. After working at downtown law firms, she started her own law firm in late 2003 doing real estate conveyances, small business purchases and sales, corporate law, commercial leases, wills & estates, creditors remedies, civil litigation and family law. During the past 8 years, Susan’s practice has focused largely on family law, civil litigation, commercial law, wills & estates and estate litigation.
Susan has successfully litigated family law, commercial, estate and civil cases in Provincial Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and the Court of Appeal. She brings her years of experience at all levels of the Courts to wisely guide and advise her clients through the litigation process. While Susan focuses on finding practical and efficient solutions to limit the taxing nature of litigation, she is able to take the matter to trial should the need arise.
As most of Susan’s clients have family property and businesses in multiple jurisdictions, including Canada, Korea, India, Philippines, and China, she is well versed in conflict of laws and complicated business structures to bring to your case. As one of the first Korean family law litigators in BC, Susan has created precedents that are now commonly used in family law including requisite documents for non-English marriage certificates or its equivalent for filing to initiate a family law proceeding in BC.
Susan is a regular contributor to the Pro Bono Legal Clinic, SHARE Coquitlam Branch and is a member of the BC Hear the Child Society.
During her spare time, she likes to travel with her family, hiking and camping throughout the beautiful Pacific Coast Trails and cultivating her creative endeavours such as painting, writing, sketching and silver-smithing.
British Columbia, 2000
Law Society of British Columbia
Korean Lawyers Association
Canadian Bar Association – Family Law & Civil Litigation
Canadian Coalition for the Rights of the Children
BC Hear the Child Society