Esteban T. Kähs
Esteban joined Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt in 2018 after working at a well-established regional firm. He practices general litigation and family law.
Esteban was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2016. He obtained his Juris Doctor at the University of British Columbia, and Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of Calgary. His LLM paper Taking an Interest in Land: Comparing Rights under Expropriation and Aboriginal Law provides a comparative analysis of the procedural and substantive rights under mainstream and Aboriginal takings regimes. Esteban has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as various administrative boards and tribunals.
Following law school, Esteban interned with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and later with Jakarta-based Hukumonline – the premier legal information provider in Indonesia. He later worked with a non-governmental organization, implementing federal and provincial corrections law and policy throughout the Pacific Region. Prior to law school, Esteban coached and competed in triathlons internationally. He competed in International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Cup races, and twice qualified for the ITU World Championships.
Esteban is happy to bring his diverse background, demonstrated dedication, and work ethic to assist our clients. He works diligently to ensure their position is fully and fairly represented in the courtroom.
Telephone: (250) 360-2500
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- HOM Obtains $373,000 for Sexual Assault Victim
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- Dunphy v Boulard, 2021 BCSC 2506 (CanLII)
- N. M. v Contreras-Ramirez, 2021 BCSC 1341 (CanLII)
- R. v. Yoho Resources Inc., 2021 BCPC 341 (CanLII)
- Bieling v Morris, 2021 BCSC 1905 (CanLII)
- Siverston v Griffin, 2020 BCSC 528 (CanLII)
- WorkSafeBC – Review Division March 11, 2022 Decision Reference #0281861
- WorkSafeBC – Review Division August 14, 2020 Decision Reference #0263700
- WCAT Decision Number: A1803644 (November 4, 2019)
- Sherwood v. Cinnabar Brown Holdings Ltd., 2018 BCCA 347 (CanLII)
- Murray Market Development Inc. v Casa Cubana, 2018 BCSC 568 (CanLII)
- Murray Market Development Inc. v Casa Cubana, 2018 BCSC 565 (CanLII)
“I had the opportunity and pleasure of working with Esteban Kahs on a personal settlement that spanned over a year. I cannot stress how pleased I am with the outcome and how essential and informative Esteban was in navigating the proceedings and negotiations. Esteban always conducted himself at a high level of professionalism and objectiveness that I have come to respect. His strategies of negotiation and legal advice was sound from the beginning through to the final stage. His ability to foresee and strategize well in advance was critical in positioning our argument to the mediator and opposing counsel. I would recommend Esteban without hesitation to any of my friends and family – a genuine person at the core with values that I am proud to have been witness to, and a lawyer I can trust to always have my interest at heart.” – AF
“I first met with Barri for a civil case consultation, I mentioned to her how dissatisfied I was with the Attorney I currently was using for my divorce, so she recommend Esteban Kahs.
I cannot say enough about how considerate, calm and respectful he was during this most difficult time. I always felt like his only client at all times. He was considerate of my financial situation and I feel so grateful for all of the hard work he put into my case. I would also like to say that Nazila Tehranian-Rad was such a pleasure always via Email and our many phone calls. I will be using this firm for a Civil Case in the future. Thank you all so very much. I highly recommend this firm!” – DK
“I had the opportunity to have Esteban Kahs as my defense attorney in a family law case. I immediately knew Esteban was the lawyer I was seeking to represent me with his tact and calming demeanor. He worked diligently on my case for nearly four years, and I fully trusted his views and professional decisions along the way. The strategies he advised were always well thought out with honesty and integrity. This was a very stressful time for me, and Esteban contested the claim to the very end and I was happy to receive the best possible outcome in the courts. I would highly recommend Esteban Kahs.” – DB
“My experience with Mr Kahs was very helpful and he assisted me through a very difficult time! They were very cognizant of costs and were considerate of my financial situation which got me a fair deal. I will use their firm if required and would refer them to anyone in a similar situation as mine.” – BB
“I was involved in a personal injury case that dauntingly lasted approximately 5 years. This was an unnerving experience for me however, Esteban Kahs and his team were very effective in closing my case. He is extremely professional and provided outstanding and quality services.
Esteban Kahs’ knowledge and experience are very evident. He quickly understood my situation. In addition, Mr. Kahs treated me with respect and compassion. Since that time, Mr. Kahs has gone above my expectations and I am very grateful for my outcome. I highly recommend Mr. Kahs.” – CM
“Esteban Kahs represented me in my defamation action […]. Esteban’s firm came highly recommended, and in my experience, Esteban has solidified their reputation.
Esteban is objective, direct, and level-headed. Esteban’s professional liaison has led to outcomes that have directly improved my standing. Esteban’s liaison has reduced legal costs. He readily works for solution’s to prevent outcomes that will cost his client’s more in the long term.
Esteban and his assistant provide excellent communication, and always reply to email’s and phone calls in a timely, and professional manner. When required, Esteban has even replied to emails on weekends to protect his client’s standing. […] I would strongly recommend Esteban, and his firm to any clients.” – RZ
“I had the pleasure of working with Esteban Kahs on a work related legal matter. I was satisfied with the results, and grateful for Esteban’s knowledge to help me navigate the process. I would recommend Esteban Kahs.” – TL
“I was working for a big national company who did not respect the agreement we had signed for a full-time position with benefits. I had moved 5,500 km, sold my thriving business for that position that was promising, and my husband left his position to find a new one. When my employer decreased my hours and tried to convince me to change the way I was paid, I consulted the Employment Standards of BC. They advised me this was considered constructive dismissal. I then, consulted two lawyers for getting justice on this matter. The first lawyer was expensive and appeared passive. She did not think I could get much more than what I would pay her. The second lawyer I met a few weeks after was Esteban Kahs of Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt, Barristers & Solicitors in Victoria. He gave me a free consultation which gave me the opportunity to get to know his personality, knowledge and skills. His fees to continue my case were much less than the first lawyer I met but his service was far more superior than I got with the first one. With Esteban, I had an excellent lawyer who fought hard for me.
When I had an initial meeting with Esteban, I knew that I could trust him. He cared about my case, and he was concerned about my problems. His professional manner provided me with a sense of security in a stressful situation. The office staff is also courteous and calm which is very welcome when we were stressed out by the situation.
Esteban Kahs took time to listen to my case and think of all the angles of it. He took my case seriously and went the extra mile to help me make an informed decision as to how to proceed. He was great in helping me get justice and a satisfying severance package. Esteban Kahs is a five-star lawyer who takes time to listen to your case and is truly knowledgeable of the laws to counsel you on the best avenues to take.” – EM
“Esteban Kahs superbly handled my legal disagreement with a steadfast party.
Esteban’s skillful application of his legal knowledge, rational appeal to reason and fairness, as well as his determined persistence, prompted the other side to realize they needed to be more reasonable. As a result, a resolution was able to be reached. I am most grateful Esteban was my advocate.” – DG