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Kevin Lee Managing Partner experienced senior litigator alternative dispute resolution | Ratcliff LLP

Kevin D. Lee

Managing Partner
Direct Phone: 604-983-7609

Assistant: Kim Kayley

Kevin is an experienced senior advisor, litigator, and mediator known for in-depth analysis and creative problem solving.

His broad range experience includes:

  • Major Aboriginal rights and title cases
  • Multi-decade & complex civil litigation matters
  • Contract and employment issues
  • Estate and real property disputes

Prior to joining Ratcliff in 2005, Kevin practiced law in Toronto and subsequently operated his own law partnership in Salmon Arm, B.C. He has extensive experience appearing before the Supreme Court and Provincial Courts.

Kevin is involved in a variety of community organizations both in Salmon Arm and on the North Shore, particularly in sports, music and municipal planning.

Notable Experience

  • Thomas and Saik’uz First Nation v Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., 2022 BCSC 15: – The first case in Canada to establish that Aboriginal fishing rights are a sufficient proprietary interest to ground a tort action in private nuisance.
  • Lax Kw’alaams Indian Band v. Canada, 2008 BCSC 447;  Commercial Fishing Rights; 125-day trial in BC Supreme Court.
  • Ahousaht, et al v. Canada,  2009 BCSC 1494 – 120-trial in BC Supreme Court in which a finding was made that Canada’s regulatory regime violated Aboriginal commercial fishing rights.
  • Tchir v. South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority,  2014 BCSC  1119 – Personal injury and damages for loss of income arising out of a bus incident.
  • Greenberg v. Shanghai Real Estate Limited,  2011 BCSC 908 – Damages due to failure of a buyer to complete a real estate purchase.

Year Of Call

  • Ontario, 1991
  • British Columbia, 1994

Education

  • B.A. – International Relations from UBC
  • LL.B from University of Toronto