Vancouver

Criminal Lawyers

Brian Mickelson, Joel Whysall, Cathryn Waker, and Meghan K. Forhan are criminal lawyers who represent clients accused of a wide range of criminal charges. The lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall are experienced in defending driving offences, impaired driving, drug offences, crimes of violence including domestic violence, assault, sexual assault and all other criminal charges. They also have extensive understanding of civil forfeiture, customs and border seizures, and record suspensions. Their wide-range of practice and knowledge makes the lawyers at Mickelson & Whysall well suited to defend any issue you may have.

Brian Mickelson has been practicing exclusively in criminal law since 1978 and Joel Whysall has been practicing criminal law since 2003. Cathryn Waker joined Mickelson & Whysall in 2012. Together they have over 50 years combined experience in helping those facing criminal offences throughout British Columbia. Criminal defence lawyers Brian Mickelson, Joel Whysall and Cathryn Waker appear regularly in the courthouses located in Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, North Vancouver, Port Coquitlam, New Westminster, and throughout the Lower Mainland. They frequently travel to all corners of British Columbia and Western Canada to appear in court for their clients.

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Featured Criminal Cases

Client charged with Domestic Assault

Vancouver Criminal Lawyer: Joel Whysall The Facts: The accused was arrested following police attendance to a noise complaint. Police took a statement from the girlfriend of the accused who described an assault. Police also observed red marks on the girlfriend consistent with injuries from an [...]

Client Testimonials

We value the trust that our clients place with us

  • Dear Joel, “Thank you for our freedom! Our families had fears of us not being home for Christmas and we had those same fears. I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your submissions. It was fabulous!”

  • Dear Brian, “On behalf of my family, I would like to express my deepest thanks for the way you handled our son’s case. It was a very traumatic year for us, but after we hired you, we were all able to relax and get on with our lives, as we were extremely confident in your expertise and abilities.“

  • Dear Brian, “Words cannot express my gratitude for what you did for me. Your professional service is truly one in a million.“

  • Dear Brian, “We are very lucky to have you as our lawyer“

  • Dear Joel, “Thank you for all your help this past year.”

  • Dear Meghan, "I want to extend my sincere gratitude for all you have done to assist [name removed] through this difficult stage. We are extremely grateful for the outcome and you've exhibited great professionalism. thank you, thank you so much for everything you've done."

  • Dear Brian, “I am writing this letter in order to thank you for your invaluable assistance at my recent trial. I appreciate the time that you took to prepare for the trial. I now understand how a lawyer can derive great satisfaction from their work.“

  • Dear Cathryn, “I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and dedication to our case. A weight has been lifted from our shoulders.”

  • Dear Brian, “I wish to extend my thanks and gratitude for all you have done for me in regards to my case. The other day you called me with great news letting me know that I was free of all charges. I cannot thank you and your staff enough for the support and hard work, which you all did, on my behalf. Please know that I would highly recommend your Vancouver Law firm to anyone in need in the future.“

  • Dear Brian, “I just wanted to thank you again for the work you’ve done for me and the successful outcome of my case. You are a great lawyer and person and I thank you.”