Blog Posts

Below are our blog posts about recent developments in the areas of Estate, Family and Personal Injury law as well as comments on some recent important decisions from the BC Supreme Court, BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Our blogs are written by the legal minds of Richter Trial Lawyers, including our managing partner, John M. Richter.

June 5, 2023

In my opinion litigation should always be the last resort. Unfortunately, estate settlements are not always straight forward and amicable, For anyone who finds themselves in a position of needing legal representation for estate litigation or family law then turning to John Richter is your very best option and I highly recommend you to consider […]


“I want to thank you for the extraordinary representation of the recent estate settlement for my dear friend. You and your associate showed great sensitivity, compassion and thoughtfulness throughout this stressful litigation. I believe you are one of the great legal minds in Vancouver, your team is second to none. Your performance as a litigator […]

May 11, 2022

John Richter stands out because he is one of the most caring and committed lawyers in Vancouver. From the moment we met him, John was able to hear and identify the numerous complexities in our legal action, synthesize our pain and anguish into creative legal options for our consideration, and provide recommendations for responsive legal […]

March 11, 2022

John Richter’s firm has been taking care of our business for more than twenty years. We are all well supported through the legal process at all times; whether it is contractual matters, development of documents or litigation when necessary. We find John to be a fearless advocate and tireless worker on our behalf. His advice […]


It has been just over a year that my family law claim was successfully settled. My life had been shattered and I can honestly say that with John Richter’s legal expertise, his kind guidance, and his moral and emotional support, I was able to positively get through the most difficult time in my life. John’s […]


Firstly I was very impressed how John and his team handled our business at a distance of some 5000 miles with an 8 hour time zone difference. Without his support I would never have achieved the settlement that we due to me following my mother’s death. The process was conducted professionally and promptly.  I was […]


Richter Trial Lawyers acted on my behalf in a complex estate litigation. John Richter’s exemplary case preparations, strategic and critical thinking and tenacity resulted in a very successful outcome. His approach was highly effective and he was considerate of taking my personal views into account. I would highly recommend his firm.


John Richter and Kaila Dotten assisted our family in a re-possession matter which became more complicated as time passed. We were represented very professionally, appreciated their down to earth manner throughout, and were fully satisfied with the result. We’re very pleased to recommend their team.


Richter Trial Lawyers is an established premier law firm in Kerrisdale, on Vancouver’s Westside. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking expert legal counsel in either Family law or Estate law. John Richter and his associate, Kaila Dotten, were meticulous in handling my Separation Agreement and subsequent divorce. Further, and concurrent with the divorce, I […]

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