Mitch Foster

Associate

Direct: 604-638-4983
Fax: 604-609-6688
E-mail:  mfoster@gkn.ca
Assistant: Kaajal Prakash   kprakash@gkn.ca

Mediator, Litigation Counsel

In Mitch’s 29 years of experience, he has successfully litigated thousands of cases. He has had success at all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada, British Columbia Court of Appeal, British Columbia Supreme Court, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and other courts in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Yukon Territory.

Mitch has a long history of volunteerism both within and outside the legal profession. He is the past chair of the Canadian Bar Association Vancouver Criminal Section, and has lectured at conferences and courses held by:

  • BC Trial Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • BC Professional Legal Training Course
  • UBC Law School
  • RCMP Regional Training Centre

Mitch is also a trained Mediator and a roster member of Mediate BC. He did his mediation training at the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School and the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School.

Away from mediations and the court room, Mitch spends time with his two sons and is an avid skier and cyclist. He also does his best to play piano, guitar and sing in private.


Areas of Practice

  • Mediation
  • Insurance Defence
  • Personal Injury
  • Estate Litigation
  • Criminal
  • Professional Discipline
  • Administrative Law

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1991

Education

  • Harvard Law School - Harvard Negotiation Institute; Mediating Disputes - 2019
  • Pepperdine Institute - Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution; Mediating the Litigated Case - 2019
  • CLEBC; Advanced Family Law Mediation - 2020
  • University of British Columbia ; Juris Doctor – 1990
  • University of Alberta ; Bachelor of Arts - 1987

Professional Associations

  • Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia

Languages

  • English

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