A young Surrey-based lawyer has made history by becoming the first South Asian partner at Lindsay Kenney LLP (LK Law).
Perminder Singh Tung is the first South Asian partner in the law firm’s 34 year history, and at 31 years old, he will also be the youngest lawyer to join the Partnership.
Perminder practices civil litigation, with an emphasis on ICBC injury claims, slip and fall claims, insurance coverage disputes, and business/commercial litigation. Having acted for large insurance companies in the past, he currently restricts his practice solely to serving injured parties in accidents. He recently secured judgment for an aspiring lawyer with a permanent shoulder injury who received over $500,000 in compensation (J.D. v. Chandra, 2014 BCSC 466).
Born and raised in Surrey, Perminder graduated from L.A. Matheson Secondary School in 2000. His parents Kulwant Singh Tung and Baljit Kaur Tung worked hard in manual labour jobs and supported him throughout his education. He completed his undergraduate degree at Simon Fraser University in 2004 and obtained his Bachelor of Laws at the University of Windsor (2008) and Juris Doctor Law Degree (cum laude) from the University of Detroit (2008).
After summer-articling with a large international law firm in Detroit, Michigan, he completed his full-articles at another respected regional law firm in downtown Vancouver in 2009. He joined Lindsay Kenney LLP as an Associate thereafter.
Professionally, he was appointed by the Minister of Health to serve on the Board of Governors of the College of Massage Therapists of BC in 2012. He is also active in the Canadian Bar Association and serves on the Provincial Council for Westminster County and the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association, where he mentors emerging lawyers. He also gives back to his community by regularly speaking at Surrey high schools to engage young people in positive citizenship.
Away from work, Perminder is a proud father of daughter Amira and son Jovin, and happily married to his wife of over 10 years, Priya.