Justin (Hyuk Ju) KwonJustin is an associate lawyer at Osuji & Smith. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with distinction from the University of Calgary, and earned his Juris Doctor at the University of Alberta. Justin was called to the Alberta in 2018.

Being born in South Korea and then having spent the last decade in Canada, Justin was fascinated by the degree of diversification in ethnicities and cultures of Canadian society. Justin believes that our society should not only focus on economic survival and materialism, but also on altruism and socialism – a belief that is vividly reflected throughout his experiences in Canada. As a result, while in law school, Justin joined the student leadership program where he organized several fundraising events for the less-fortunate. He has also volunteered at his church as a choir singer, and with the Pro Bono Students Canada as Civil Claim Duty Counsel at Edmonton’s courthouse where he facilitated access to free legal advice.

At Osuji & Smith, Justin provides a wide range of legal services to his clients including family law, corporate law, employment law and civil litigation. He provides excellent legal services accompanied with honest and educated advice. Justin also communicates actively with his clients to ensure that they are well-informed of their matters. He understands that this will help his clients achieve the best possible outcome and obtain a cost-effective resolution of their problems.

Prior to joining Osuji & Smith, Justin worked at an international law firm in Korea and participated in international commercial transactions and cross-border dispute resolutions. Throughout his experience, Justin interacted with clients and lawyers from around the world, and proved his interpersonal and intercultural skills. 

Outside work, Justin enjoys playing golf and squash. He also enjoys reading economic journals and philosophical books.

Education

    • Call to Alberta Bar – 2018
    • University of Alberta Faculty of Law
      • Juris Doctor – 2017
  • University of Calgary
    • Bachelor of Arts (Economics with distinction) – 2013

Languages

    • English
  • Korean