Ralph Krikke

Biography

Ralph Krikke is an experienced litigator, having spent over 20 years advocating for clients in family law cases, contentious estate matters, real property disputes and foreclosures. Ralph also has a particular passion for addressing the legal issues confronting LGBTQ2+ communities. 

Ralph’s commitment to a true client-centered approach involves a thorough evaluation of all aspects of a case. While he boasts extensive courtroom experience, he also emphasizes the importance of creative and practical solutions and seeks to minimize conflict wherever possible by encouraging alternative dispute resolution methods when they better serve the needs of his clients. 

His advocacy extends to the B.C. Supreme Courts in New Westminster and Vancouver, where he has successfully navigated complex legal issues. Krikke has also served as counsel for the Ministry of Children and Family Development, showcasing his versatility in the legal arena. 

During his time as a law student, Ralph contributed to the Innocence Project at Osgoode Hall Law School. In that capacity, he investigated claims of wrongful conviction and played a pivotal role in co-writing a successful application to the Minister of Justice under the then section 690 of the Criminal Code of Canada. This early experience shaped his commitment to justice and fairness within the legal system. 

Ralph practiced for many years with Peterson Stark Scott until that firm joined forces with Hamilton Duncan in early 2024. As associate counsel with the firm, Ralph continues to employ his analytical, holistic and client-centered approach as well as his effective advocacy skills to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Publications

  • The Family Maintenance Program Under the Employment and Assistance Acts: An Overview, CLEBC, 2010
  • Inadequate Financial Disclosure and Imputing Income, CLEBC, 2012

Associations

  • CBA, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Conference
  • CBA, Westminster Family Law Subsection
  • Law Society of British Columbia

Practice Areas

Business Law Practice Areas

Personal Law Practice Areas

Education

  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School (2001)
  • B.A. (History), University of British Columbia (1997)

Bar Locations

  • British Columbia (2002)

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • Dutch (Conversational)
  • French (Conversational)