Viba Panchmatia completed his early education at a public school in England and thereafter did his Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia and attended the first class at the University of Victoria to complete his Bachelor of Law Degree and Juris Doctor. He was born near lake Victoria, Uganda and spent his younger days in Kenya, both provinces being in East Africa.

Earlier in his legal career, his practice was varied including corporate, commercial and civil litigation but over the last 20 years he has focused solely on several aspects of Family Law. He has extensive experience both in Supreme court and Provincial Court and has dealt with complex property issues. He is still able to draw upon his past experience in the several areas of law he was earlier involved in.

If a file merits to be resolved by mediation then Viba Panchmatia will encourage that rather than have the client go through a rigorous court process.

Viba has an interest in old American classical cars and attends some of the local car shows from time to time entering his own vehicles.


Margery Crimp has a Bachelor of Science Degree (Biology), Bachelor of Laws, and Master of Public Administration degree. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1979.

Margery was one of the founding members of the firm and contributed substantially to its development, and has retired from the practice of law.

DEAN CHO - Associate

Dean Cho practices exclusively in the area of family law, including child protection matters. He completed his articles at Panchmatia Crimp and has remained with the firm since his call to the BC bar.

Dean graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelors of Arts, majoring in International Relations. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan.

Outside of work, Dean enjoys travelling, playing various sports, and spending time with his family and friends. He is fluent in both English and Korean.

KATRINA HUPPE - Legal Assistant

Assists with general legal assitant duties.

Currently studying Criminology at UFV.

PARNEET KAUR - Legal Administrative Assistant

Assists with bookkeeping, general administrative duties, reception as well as overflow legal work.

Currently studying Computer Information Systems at UFV. Fluent in English and Punjabi.