Kinji Bourchier

Class of 1998-1999

Kinji Bourchier is a leading commercial and business litigator in his role as Parter at Lawson Lundell LLP in Vancouver. Bourchier’s practice focuses on environmental remediation cost recovery claims and contaminated site litigation. He has also appeared before a wide variety of courts and administrative bodies and has worked on seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. A well-recognized name in the field of environmental and commercial law, Bourchier continually contributes to Lawson Lundell’s blog focused on commercial litigation and dispute resolution. His recent contributions range from discussions on environmental exclusion clauses to the administrative processes surrounding the remediation of contaminated land.

Bourchier is well acquainted with UBC, having completed his Bachelor of Arts in 1996 and LLB in 1999 at the Vancouver campus. His undergraduate work in history led to a summer research position at Lawson Lundell in 1996. Following his second year of legal education, Bourchier returned to Lawson Lundell as a summer student in 1998, followed by his articles in 1999. Bourchier has worked at Lawson Lundell ever since, building a stellar reputation both within Vancouver and on a national basis. He is recognized in a number of legal publications, including a 2013 Lexpert Rising Star Award which recognizes Bourchier as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40.

Apart from establishing a notable legal career in litigation, Bourchier continually gives back to the legal community. He is currently the President of the Peter A. Allard Alumni Association and also an Elected Member of the CBABC Environmental Law Section. Bourchier is also the Former Director of the Hoop Law Society, a well-known charity basketball tournament extensively supported by law firms and students alike.