Our Lawyers & Staff
Together the lawyers at Kinman & Associates bring experience and talent to the table. The firm has a history of working for both individuals and small to medium-sized businesses. We provide excellent, practical, and quality legal advice to our clients, and enjoy assisting them with their legal needs. Client services are available in Korean, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hindi, French, Farsi, and Punjabi. As a relatively small firm we value all of our clients, and put a great deal of emphasis on providing professional, effective, and courteous service to the community. We hope that you will consider Kinman & Associates for your future legal needs.
Meet Our Lawyers
Ian Kinman was born in Nigeria in 1958. After living in Africa, he and his family moved to the United Kingdom. In 1966 the family moved to Saskatchewan, where Ian completed his Junior High. He went on to complete his High School in central Alberta; and thereafter attended college in Washington State and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in History. In 1983 Ian graduated with his Law Degree from the University of British Columbia.
Ian has practised law in the Greater Vancouver area since his graduation from Law School. He specializes in corporate commercial work, both as a solicitor and as a litigator. He also has developed an expertise in construction litigation and personal injury work. Ian makes his home in New Westminster. His hobbies include travel, music, the Seattle Seahawks, and nature study, with an emphasis on bird watching. These interests have taken him to a wide variety of different places, including countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.
Areas of Practice
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Litigation and Builders’ Liens
- Personal Injury
- Insurance Law
- Corporate Commercial including
- Shareholder’s Agreements and
- Buy/Sell Agreements
- General Solicitor’s Work
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Business Networking International – Burnaby Chapter
David Milburn obtained his law degree from the University of British Columbia and has been practicing law for over 30 years. He specializes in criminal law and has been a successful criminal defence lawyer in a number of high profile cases throughout the years. David focuses on all matters of criminal law and has appeared in cases throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
David is also a dedicated horse trainer and owns and raises race horses.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defence Law
Bal Grewal is an associate lawyer with the firm. As a general practitioner, his practice is quite diverse. He practices in civil litigation, family law, immigration, real estate and wills and estates among other areas. He is a member of the Alberta Bar and most recently was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2019. He has worked on matters in both the Provincial and Supreme court.
In his spare time, Bal likes to play ice hockey, flag football and basketball. He enjoys travelling and experiencing new cultures.
Meet Our Staff
Farshad Hossein Khani
Farshad is the office manager for Kinman & Associates. He has been associated with the practice for 21 years. While not a lawyer, he has extensive experience in assisting clients as a consultant and interpreter. Farshad was born in Iran and moved to Canada in 1987. He is fluent in both English and Farsi.
Farshad Hossein Khani
Cathy Lee is the accountant for Kinman & Associates. She also has experience in assisting Korean speaking clients with various legal issues. From Korea, she moved to Canada in 1983.
Haibo (Edward) Dong
Edward was born and raised in central China. After graduating from University in China, he moved to Canada where he has worked with several law firms in British Columbia as a consultant and translator. He joined Kinman &Associates Law Office in 2010. In addition to English, he is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.