Daria Batkin, Founding Lawyer, Accredited Family Law Mediator, Collaborative Family Lawyer
L.L.B (UBC Law) 2008; LL.M (Civil) 2004
Daria is an experienced litigator with a broad range of practical knowledge when it comes to resolving conflict. She is an excellent strategist and negotiator. She is knowledgeable, effective and deliberate in her approach.
Daria is fluent in all aspects of in court and out of court dispute resolution and has successfully negotiated hundreds of settlements for her clients. She has appeared at all levels of British Columbia Courts.
Daria is an accredited Family Law Mediator and she is trained in Collaborative Family Law.
Daria is very active in her community and served as Chair of Women Lawyers Forum of B.C. Branch of Canadian Bar Association during 2018-2020 and Past Chair during 2020-2022.
Daria speaks fluent Russian.
Kenneth Armstrong KC, Associate Counsel
Called to the bar in 1996, Ken has been practicing motor vehicle accident litigation since 1997 and has focused his practice on defending insurance claims since 1999.
His practice currently focuses on major loss insurance claims and appellate work. In his early years of practice, Ken practiced in employment law and general commercial litigation. He has appeared before all levels of the courts in British Columbia, the Tax Court of Canada, the Human Rights Tribunal, and an Adjudicator under the Canada Labour Code. His trial experience includes over 40 Supreme Court of British Columbia trials, judge alone and jury; he has also argued several appeals in the Court of Appeal in British Columbia. He has written articles and taught lawyers on topics including ethics and practice management, civil procedure and jury trials.
Ken is also heavily involved in the affairs of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA). He was President of the CBA BC branch in 2019-20 term and served over 20 years on Provincial Council (as a section chair and as a county representative), several terms on the branch executive committee, and as co-chair of the 2005 Canadian Legal Conference in Vancouver. He has served on various national and branch committees within the CBA. and is currently serving on the National Board of the CBA. He was also President of the New Westminster Bar Association in 2004/05.
Ken was appointed Queen’s Counsel in December 21, 2020, a distinction of honour awarded to select few members of the legal profession for their contributions to BC’s justice system through their work as lawyers. This designation automatically converted to King's Counsel with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022 .
Away from law, Ken is a committed youth sports volunteer, with over twenty five years of service as a Little League coach, an accomplished Little League umpire (with two World Series appearances in 2015 and 2016), Little League board member (local and provincial level), local youth soccer league board member and youth soccer coach (house and select).
Jasmin Mehroin, Associate Counsel
Jasmin has extensive experience in the areas of criminal and family law. She has successfully appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia, including the Provincial Court, Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeal.
Jasmin has strong passion for access to justice and protection of individual rights. She is a strong advocate for clients and takes great care in supporting them through the legal challenges they may face.
Jasmin has dealt with a variety of complex legal matters, including but not limited to, high conflict family matters, property and asset division, allocation of parenting time, spousal and child support issues, as well as preparation and negotiation of separation and cohabitation agreements.
Prior to moving to British Columbia, Jasmin obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Toronto, Ontario and her LLB from the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario.
Jasmin is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association of BC, and The Canadian Bar Association.
Elnaz Tahanha, Associate Counsel
L.L.B (Hons) (U.K.) 2015; NCA 2017
Elnaz practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation, with specific experience in personal injury, family and employment law. She is an effective advocate and experienced trial lawyer, who has appeared before the British Columbia Supreme Court and Provincial Court. As a dedicated professional, she is devoted to representing her clients' interests to the fullest extent available under the law. She is known for both her tenacity and for her collaborative approach.
Elnaz joined Icon Law Group as Associate Counsel in July 2020. Before joining us, she practiced at a boutique personal injury firm in Richmond, British Columbia.
Elnaz obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in Political Science and a minor in International Relations before obtaining her LLB from the University of Southampton in England.
Outside of work, Elnaz enjoys attending fitness classes, indulging in Vancouver’s food scene and travelling.
Elnaz speaks fluent Farsi.
Emma O'Dea, Associate Counsel
J.D. (TRU) 2019; B.A. Communications (SFU) 2015
Emma is a dedicated advocate who believes kindness and hard work are essential qualities of any lawyer.
Emma attended Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. While in law school she participated in the Human Rights Law Club, Women in Law Club, and volunteered for Pro Bono Students Canada. Emma knew that she wanted to do client-based work after working as a summer student at the TRU Community Legal Clinic.
Emma began her law career at a reputable personal injury law firm before switching over to family law and child protection law.
Emma has experience appearing before the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Outside of work, Emma enjoys hiking, trail running, and re-watching Mad Men.
Rabiah Murium, Associate Counsel
Rabiah practices exclusively in family law. She assists clients on a variety of family matters both in and out of court. Rabiah has appeared before both the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Provincial Court of British Columbia.
Rabiah obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in accounting from Kwantlen Polytechnic University before obtaining her JD from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. In between her degrees she worked as a Financial Reports Manager for 3 years.
During her studies at Dalhousie, she participated in a number of internships related to immigration, international charities, and kinship care. Rabiah contributed to “Kinship Care Profile: the State of Kinship Care in BC” while interning at the Parent Support Services Society of British Columbia.
Outside of work, Rabiah is an avid reader and cook. If not reading a book or experimenting in the kitchen she can be found doing some type of home renovation with her siblings.
Rabiah speaks fluent Urdu.
Fanny Huang, Associate Counsel
Fanny obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Simon Fraser with a major in Criminology and a certificate in legal studies before obtaining her JD from the University of Bond in Australia. She is qualified as a lawyer in Australia and Canada.
Fanny practices family law, and she understands the financial toll family disputes take on her clients. Fanny has two adult children and one teenager, and as a parent, she has first hand knowledge of many intricacies of dealing with parenting arrangements, child support and spousal support. She delivers legal services in a thoughtful manner and makes it a priority to educate her clients on court procedures, relevant legal principles and out of court dispute resolution alternatives.
Fanny is very active in the community of South Surrey and White Rock and even received a volunteer award in 2021. Outside of the office, she enjoys travelling and spending time with her loved ones.
Fanny speaks fluent Mandarin and Japanese.
Kirsten Meers, Paralegal
Kirsten has graduated with a Legal Administrative Assistant diploma and Paralegal Certificate. Since 2013, she has worked in personal injury law, insurance defence and commercial litigation.
Kirsten has experience in several different legal environments and has supported counsel in all areas from discovery through to mediation and trial. Kirsten enjoys working closely with clients to help them get through their difficult times and is always ready for a new challenge.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing soccer, hot yoga, trying out new recipes, travelling and spending time with friends and family.
Hayleigh Hollingsworth, Legal Assistant
Hayleigh is our newest member to the team! She graduated from Simon Fraser University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences in Criminology.
Throughout her studies at SFU, she became passionate about the legal field specifically, and achieved a legal certificate to reflect her interests.
Hayleigh is eager to learn and can adapt to many different situations. She hopes to apply the skills she learns as a legal assistant and transfer them towards attending law school and becoming a lawyer in the future.
Outside of the office, Hayleigh loves to be outdoors. She enjoys playing soccer, exploring new hiking trails, and searching for the best coffee in Vancouver!
Kate P, Accounts Department
Kate has been integral in establishing Icon Law. She is an expert when it comes to financial matters.
When not at the office, Kate is an avid tennis and padel player. She enjoys the sun, the beach and a good movie.
2019 © Daria Batkin Law Corporation . All rights reserved.