About Us

Early in his career, Mr. Filkow was trained and mentored by some of Canada’s leading criminal and litigation lawyers, laying the foundation for his successful criminal and court practice spanning two decades.

Having built an outstanding reputation based on an impressive track record of results for his clients across British Columbia, Mr. Filkow opened his own firm with a team of associates with offices in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Abbotsford and Kelowna.

Clients of Filkow Law benefit from the deep and broad knowledge of criminal law, driving law and the criminal justice system.

The law firm is known for its highly accessible culture, skilled advocacy and signature strategic approach to every case.

The lawyers at the firm have excellent reputations with the police, prosecutors and the courts across British Columbia. In addition to their courtroom skills, the lawyers at Filkow Law advocate for and achieve decisive victories away from the public eye, often before the criminal or driving case ever sees a day in court.

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Meet the Team

Kevin A. Filkow

Mr. Filkow studied Law at the University of Toronto and was called to the Bars in British Columbia (1994) and Manitoba (1999). He is a member of the Canadian and American Bar Associations, the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society and the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. Mr. Filkow also serves on the Board of Governors of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. The author of many articles on issues in criminal law, he is frequently engaged by Continuing Legal Education and by the media for his views on criminal law and driving issues.

Mr. Filkow is a senior, respected trial lawyer. He is an exceptional negotiator and case strategist. Mr. Filkow has represented thousands of clients on all matters of criminal and driving law. He is consulted daily by other lawyers for his knowledge, insights and advice. He works very hard to achieve and effect the best possible results for his clients.

Anthony Robinson

Anthony was called to the bar in 2004 after articling with the law firm Bull Housser and Tupper LLP. He then worked in the same firm in their civil ligation department for 2 years before branching out on his own to set up a criminal law practice. Anthony worked as a criminal defence lawyer practicing throughout British Columbia for more than 10 years. Anthony has experience in all aspects of criminal law and procedure including bail hearings, trials, appeals and negotiating resolutions favourable to his clients. He has appeared before every level of Court in British Columbia including conducting jury trials in Supreme Court and appeals before the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Anthony has had success representing clients charged with a broad spectrum of offences from driving offences to murder and everything in between.

In 2016 Anthony accepted a position with the Legal Services Society as their Criminal Case Assessment Lawyer where he managed a variety of criminal legal aid services. In November 2018 Anthony returned to private practice with Filkow Law where he has conduct of a variety of cases including driving related offences, assault, assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault and attempted murder, to name a few.

Anthony has participated as a faculty member in various continuing legal education forums. In 2016 he wrote an article about the reliability of fingerprint evidence entitled “The Fallibility of the Infallible: A Review of Friction Analysis” which appeared in The Verdict, a magazine published by The Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. He subsequently presented the same paper at a conference of the Trial Lawyers Association of BC in September 2016. In March 2018 Anthony was a presenter at a conference for junior lawyers on the initial advice lawyers should give to clients who are arrested on serious charges.

Since 2004 Anthony has been a volunteer board member with the Sanford Housing Society, a non profit organisation that develops, manages and maintains subsidised and below market housing for people in need.

Ermina Talic

Ermina Talic received her call to the bar in 2017 and primarily practices in the area of criminal law and driving offences. Ermina successfully completed her articles in one of the largest law firms west of Toronto dedicated exclusively to the practice of criminal defence law. In that time, she has gained a wide range of experience working on all types of files including sexual assault, murder, impaired driving, weapons offences and drug offences. Additionally, Ermina successfully wrote legal arguments that changed the interpretation of the mandatory order of prohibition section of the Criminal Code of Canada in Manitoba. As a bonus, Ermina is fluent in Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian.

Ermina graduated from Robson Hall School of Law at the University of Manitoba in 2016. During her time in law school, Ermina honed in on her skills by volunteering at the Law Centre – Legal Aid Clinic where she was involved in a number of criminal matters from the beginning stages of interview and consultation to trial.

While in law school, she was appointed President of Canadian Lawyers Abroad – University of Manitoba Chapter. The goals of this non-profit organization were to promote good governance, rule of law and human rights. Refugee rights is an area of law that has affected Ermina personally as she immigrated to Canada in 1993 under refugee status during the civil war in former Yugoslavia.

Before she was a lawyer, Ermina obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Manitoba where she worked as a research assistant studying youth involved in the criminal justice system. Additionally, she volunteered with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba in the Court Support Program which assists women navigating the justice system

Paula Cooper

Paula was called to the bar in 2019 after completing her articles at a Surrey criminal defence firm. She primarily practices in the area of criminal law and driving offences.

In 2017, Paula received her law degree from the University of Alberta. While in law school, she competed in the Laskin Moot Court competition and volunteered with Student Legal Services in Edmonton.

Prior to law school, Paula earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology at Simon Fraser University in 2014, and an Associate of Arts degree in creative writing from Douglas College in 2011.

In her spare time, Paula volunteers with various community theatre organizations around the Lower Mainland.

Michael Scott

Michael was called to the bar in 2019 after finishing his articles with Filkow Law.

At Filkow Law, Michael’s practice includes representation on traffic tickets, driving prohibitions, ICBC issues, and criminal matters. Michael is focused on resolving client issues favourably, practically, and expeditiously.

Michael obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia, while being active in several student leadership organizations. Michael pursued his law degree at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.

In his spare time, Michael plays goalkeeper in recreational soccer leagues. He also enjoys playing rhythm guitar, bass guitar and backup vocals for his band from law school.

West Pryde

West Pryde studied philosophy at the University of British Columbia and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He received his Juris Doctor from the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Presently, he is articling and expects to be called September 2021.

West has been involved in a variety of work at Filkow Law since he started in 2018. He has appeared on various criminal and driving matters in Provincial Courts throughout the Lower Mainland as well as the Supreme Court of British Columbia. West has also assisted with numerous files relating to civil forfeiture and ICBC, resolving them favourably for clients.

West was formerly a clinic head at the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. He gave free legal advice to low income and marginalized persons at the Carnegie Community Centre on Main and Hastings in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. He was also a caseworker with the UBC Innocence Project.

Komal Gill

Komal started at FIlkow Law as a legal assistant in August, 2016, after working at the firm as a practicum student. Her insight and passion about the law makes her an invaluable part of the Filkow Law team.

Komal graduated with a Bachelors degree in Criminology and Legal Studies certificate from Simon Fraser University in August, 2016. She is passionate about working in law, and after graduation continued on as a vice-president of the SFU Pre-Law Society. She has been invaluable in planning large fundraising events and speaking to students on behalf of the Society.

Komal has also been volunteering with the RCMP for the past five years and organized and leads her own block watch program in her neighbourhood.

Komal enjoys assisting our clients and providing excellent service. She has a background in customer service and takes the time to ensure that everyone that comes into our office has their concerns met. She takes pride in helping get the best results for our clients.

Komal speaks Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Kitty Lee

Kitty joined Filkow Law in 2020. Kitty works closely with each lawyer. She assists each of them with greeting and communicating with clients, and managing and maintaining client files in all phases of their criminal and driving matters.

Kitty takes pride in her role and strives to provide clients with a welcomed and trusted rapport by assisting them in the best possible ways.

Kitty speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

Client Testimonials

"I can’t thank you enough for the news Kevin delivered to me this am. Obviously I couldn’t be more pleased. “you decidedly removed the noose from the hang man’s grip that was hovering above my head for these many months. I have never felt more powerless, as well as shameful. You were both wonderful to work with. What a team! Gracious and powerful at the same time. Thank you also on behalf of my husband."

R.D.

"Mr K Filkow is in law business since I was teenager and at 45+ yrs old I would pick him over any other criminal lawyer cause he has never let me or any of my family or friends down in 25+ years we have been closely working with his firm only as everyone knows we had very big circle of friends and he always managed to get us through our hard times on way or the other. Thank you kindly Mr Filkow for keeping us safe with your professional services."

K.D.

I could not recommend the lawyers at Filkow Law enough! The entire team is highly professional and knowledgeable. They answered all of my questions honestly and were always quick to respond. I always knew what to expect. They were upfront and honest about their fees and they stuck to their word. As with anything, there are no guarantees, but I felt as though they worked hard for me and did everything they could to get me the best possible result. I am very satisfied with the service that I received and would not hesitate to refer my friends and family to Filkow Law for assistance.

A.B.

Kevin and his team were amazing. They answered all my questions and made sure I knew what was happening at all times. They checked up on the kids and I and just made sure I was alright at least every month or so. In the beginning I was so nervous but after speaking with Kevin and his team, they made me feel so comfortable I just knew I was going to be taken care of. If you ever want the best go to filkow law, you won’t be disappointed...

J.B.

I am so grateful for the effort, care, and support from the Filkow Law team. Everything I left in their hands was taken care of quickly and efficiently. Not only are they fantastic at what they do, they truly care about their clients. I cannot thank their team enough for their endless efforts, always keeping me updated, and answering all my questions thoroughly without any hesitation. I am very pleased with my outcome and the service I received. My case resolved with 100% success. Thank you Filkow Law.

B.Y.

Where do I start FILKOW law group is unstoppable over the many years I called him he pulled right threw for me and my family I highly recommend him I promise you he will do the same for you and your family God bless him and his law firm.

J.S.

You are a wise and seasoned professional, Kevin. I feel fortunate to have been connected with you. You know your stuff. I thank you for your excellent work and professionalism. I recommend you most highly.

B.M.

Merry Christmas And Happy New Year Kevin, when I reflect on the last year I can't help but be reminded of the kindness and generosity you have shown to me and my family and the New start you have given to my son. It has been an absolute pleasure knowing you and knowing there are still good people in this world. Thank you again and again for helping my young man back on the path of doing what he was raised to be, not be a follower.

D.H.

My case just finished and I wanted to thank Mr. Filkow I don't want to detail the circumstances of my case because they still make me very upset. But there were serious allegations against me which have recently been dismissed meaning the case has been dropped. Mr. Filkow was an excellent lawyer from beginning to end - he is very smart and his instincts are great. He also has a very good team - Mike and Anna were very helpful along the way and were very patient with me. So I do want to thank Mr. Filkow and his team for taking care of me and my family - it meant the world to us.

L.P.

Amazing service with even better results. Filkow law handheld my driving case without flaw. If you get pulled over... call Filkow. One meeting and everything was taken care of for me. All I had to do was answer my phone to receive the good news. Saved me thousands of dollars and lots more. True professionals. 6 stars not 5.

K.P.

From my first phone call with Kevin Filkow, to meeting Anthony Robinson, to calls with Anthony's assistant... Amazing! I could not have gone through the past 2 years without them. Anthony is professional and thorough making sure I was okay every step of the way. I can't thank Anthony enough for his hard work, understanding my needs and making sure I wasn't stressed unnecessarily. Thank you so much!!

C.N.

Thank you to Mr. Kevin Filkow, Ms. Paula Cooper and Filkow law team. This was very stressful time for my family and I. We went to many law offices and we decided on Mr. Kevin Filkow as our lawyer. His plan of action and predilection for case made the decision as our lawyer. Anytime we arrived at the office he made my family and I comfortable. His work ethics, engagement and performance got me through this difficult time. Again I thank you.

M.V.

Where do I start FILKOW law group is unstoppable over the many years I called him he pulled right threw for me and my family I highly recommend him I promise you he will do the same for you and your family God bless him and his law firm.

J.S.

When I first realized that I would be needing a lawyer to deal with my case I knew I couldn’t just trust anyone with my future, I had to find the best of the best, the top elite lawyer to take control and guide the case to the direction of victory. Ermina at Filkow Law Group was absolutely outstanding in every way, very responsive to emails and phone calls, she would answer any and all questions/concerns I had - making me feel heard, respected, and explained all the details. She worked very hard on getting my case solved to the point of no criminal record thus changing my future and life in the most positive way. Thank you to Ermina and Filkow Law they truly care and know how to get the job done, period. If you want to feel safe and secure in your case, there is no one else but Filkow to make that happen. Thanks again to Ermina, such a blessing.

R.B.

Kevin and his team have been exceptional in their ability to help me over the years. They have shown tremendous work ethic and truly aspire to go above and beyond! Thank you Filkow Law for everything!

R.J.

Honestly these guys worked so hard for me and I’m truly grateful for everything they have done. Really friendly firm and look out for your best interest. Kevin and Anthony are top notch!. I would recommend filkow law to anyone who is in search of the best.

J.W.

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