Alf Kempf is a senior litigator whose practice focuses on labour and employment law as well as commercial and insolvency matters. He provides pragmatic advice and guidance on legal matters with a view to timely conclusion and avoidance of protracted ligation where possible.  Alf has succeeded at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as before numerous administrative boards and tribunals.

Alf provides pragmatic advice and guidance on employment law disputes to both employees and employers. Workers who have been dismissed or injured on the job, or who wish to compete against their former employer, turn to Alf for assistance in understanding their options and seeking fair compensation. Companies of all sizes throughout the Okanagan Valley also seek out his expertise in disputes with employees, unions, or the worker’s compensation board.

An experienced litigator with a strong focus on clients’ best interests, Alf conducts his cases in a practical and efficient manner. He provides clients with timely information and cost estimates up front, helping them constantly weigh the potential outcome of litigation against the likely costs. Where appropriate, Alf applies flexible approaches like alternate dispute resolution; at the same time, Alf is a highly experienced litigator who has succeeded at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as before numerous administrative boards and tribunals.

Alf is very active in both the legal profession and the local community. He has conducted several highly regarded courses regarding employment law, disabilities, and the elimination of mandatory retirement and has authored numerous articles on labour and employment law. He has also served in key roles at both the local and provincial level in provincial and federal politics. A graduate of the University of British Columbia (Commerce and Law degrees), he joined Pushor Mitchell in 1982.

Away from the office, Alf is a dedicated husband to Jane and father to his two daughters. The girls have forced him into the role of rodeo dad, which involves driving them around the continent to rodeo competitions. Alf grew up on an orchard in the area and is still engaged in that as a hobby.  Away from the office Alf enjoys golf, skiing, cycling and puttering around his farm.

*Providing services through a law corporation.

Practice Focus

  • Counsel for employers and employees for issues including discipline, wrongful dismissal, human rights, disability insurance claims and terminations.
  • Counsel for employers and employees in human rights matters.
  • Acting for plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of commercial disputes.
  • Insolvency litigation including foreclosures, receiverships, and bankruptcy matters.

Satisfied Clients

Paul Winkler

I hired Alf Kempf to represent me in a wrongful dismissal case against Conrad Black's Hollinger. We were up against some very powerful people who wanted me and my story quashed since it could have led to Black and his partner David Radler's demise long before US authorities charged them. I'd heard Alf was the best employment lawyer in the Okanagan but had no idea he would perform so brilliantly against Hollinger's team of Vancouver lawyers. We spent eight days before a judge in the BC Supreme Court followed by written arguments. It took the judge seven months to rule, and when she did, it was a convincing victory for me. I can say without hesitation that Alf's preparation and courtroom performance, especially his cross examination of their witnesses, was superb. I'm sure that despite having a strong case a lesser lawyer would have been unable to have complex evidence presented in a clear and logical manner. I don't like to think what might have happened if someone hadn't recommended Alf to help me in the biggest battle of my life.

David Lieskovsky

I am sincerely grateful for the performance of Alf Kempf and the staff at Pushor Mitchell. Right from the first meeting through to the final documentation, the support that I received was consistently thorough and professional. I would highly recommend their services for legal support.


Pushor Mitchell continually provides Splatsin with prompt, efficient service. The staff is friendly and approachable. Alf Kempf and Andrea East are two very competent and talented individuals who are professional, yet not impersonal. They have experience in working with First Nations communities and provide strong legal advice and realistic solutions that are both cost effective and timely. They continue to provide us with effective solutions that generate the results we are looking for. Splatsin highly recommends the firm of Pushor Mitchell. Loretta Eustache, AdministratorSplatsin