Keita Szemok-Uto Associate


Keita is an Associate in the Family and Employment groups at Watson Goepel LLP. He has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Keita attended the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University. As a law student, he volunteered with the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic, providing legal information and assistance to members of the public primarily in the areas of residential tenancy and family law.

He has also participated in pro bono initiatives to assist self-represented litigants draft court pleadings, and to draft wills for low-income seniors.

In his spare time, Keita enjoys swimming, playing virtual reality ping pong, and spending time with family.


  • JD, Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, 2023
  • BA, University of British Columbia, 2019


British Columbia, 2024

Publications and Presentations

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia)

Recent news from Keita Szemok-Uto

26 October 2023

Paying Contested Companies Without Bank Accounts

Clients Paying Third Parties Using Their Lawyer’s Trust Account Watson Goepel LLP’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group was recently successful in clarifying how funds deposited in a lawyer’s trust account on behalf of a third party are treated. In successive successful hearings, we argued that when a company pays funds into a trust on behalf…

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