Richmond, British Columbia V6X 3C6
Throughout his family law career, Danny has enjoyed practising in a collaborative, consensus oriented basis. He completed his mediation certification in 1995 and collaborative certification in 2003. His daily focus is family law and his collaborative approach to both conflict resolution and consensus building has enabled him to enjoy his lengthy, productive career. On virtually a daily basis, he is used to working with counsellors, psychologists, physicians, financial specialists and, of course, counsel in seeking a resolution of all aspects of family law and incidental criminal matters which may arise from family disputes. His primary goal is to obtain an efficient, durable resolution of family problems through negotiation and collaboration rather than litigation. While he has coined the expression: 'Why litigate when you can collaborate?' he has practiced before the Courts of British Columbia continuously since 1973 and continues to do so.
Professional ActivitiesFounding Partner - Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick
Law School, UBC, graduation 1972
University of British Columbia
CommentsDanny graduated from the University of British Columbia Law School in 1972 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1973. He has practised in Richmond for over 30 years and is a founding partner in the firm of Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick. Danny has specialized in family law throughout his career. In addition to conducting a private family law practice, he has represented the Ministry of Children and Family Development (and its predecessors) doing child protection work since 1975. During the 1970s, he also acted as Child Advocate wherein he represented children who were the subjects of their parents' matrimonial disputes. A secondary practice area has been criminal law, which included both defence and prosecution on behalf of the Federal and Provincial Crown. Danny administered the Federal prosecutions in Richmond, as the Richmond agent for the Attorney General for Canada between 1992 and 2006. In addition to the practice of law, Danny has been a director of various local organizations, together with being an officer and director of a national sports organization with which he has been involved for over 30 years and is now an honorary vice-president. He is also presently a director of a successful, multi-member private financial investment corporation.