Michael Steven is a senior trial lawyer who has practiced civil litigation since his call to the British Columbia Bar in 1978. Michael practices in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury and ICBC Claims, Wrongful Dismissal, Commercial Contract Disputes, Collections and Strata Law.

He has experience with advising on governance issues for non-profit organizations, having been the general legal counsel for twenty years, followed by volunteer President for a further three years for the BCSPCA.

Michael has the knowledge and experience to develop practical solutions to your legal problems. He has built a solid courtroom reputation among judges, lawyers and clients alike. You won’t find “legalese” spoken in Michael’s office. He explains issues in plain language and his personal interest in your case ensures you will feel comfortable with the approach he is taking. Michael believes in personalized service from providing regular status reports to returning calls the same day and offering flexible hours.

Michael joined Kerfoot Burroughs as a Senior Associate in November 2000. Prior to that, Michael practiced litigation with a large downtown law firm and prior to that as a sole practitioner.


BA, University of British Columbia (1973)
MA (Law), Cambridge University (1975)


British Columbia (1978)

Michael is outstanding. He is professional, thorough and we trust him to represent us in a wide range of matters.

Brian Forrester, Chief Executive Officer, Gymnastics BC