Daniel Kingwell. LLB, BA (Hons).

Principal Lawyer. Founder.

Daniel Kingwell


Daniel is a seasoned immigration lawyer with over 20 years of experience, heading a team representing clients in all areas of immigration law.

As a leading immigration litigator, he has successfully represented hundreds of clients in resolving complex immigration issues. In the Federal Court, he has won countless applications for leave, judicial review, and stays of removal. At the Immigration and Refugee Board, he has resolved highly contested admissibility hearings, detention reviews, removal and sponsorship appeals, and refugee claims. In federal and provincial courts, he has sought civil remedies for wrongful detention.

Prior to founding Kingwell Immigration Law, Daniel was a partner and litigation team leader at an immigration law firm recognized by his peers in Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the very best in Canada. A lawyer’s lawyer, he regularly receives referrals from other counsel, entrusting him with their clients, family, and friends. He is frequently consulted by media, educators, and community leaders for his opinion and advice.

What sets Daniel apart is his unique combination of skill, experience, and commitment to his clients’ needs. From his many years of practice, he is able to cut to the core of the issue to find the most efficient solution to any immigration problem. This requires a level of understanding of the law and the system that can only come from his decades of experience.

Daniel never forgets that his clients’ ability to enter or remain in Canada is crucial to their lives. He is ready to fight for them tirelessly, to ensure they can remain with their family, their community, and their livelihood.


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., (1999)
  • Queen’s University, B.A. (1995)


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • CILA
  • OBA
  • RLA