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” is not a big enough word to express my gratitude to you for helping and representing my husband and my brother. I will always be indebted to you. Your hard work has brought joy and happiness into our home again!

  • Dear Meghan, "From my initial interaction with Meghan, she displayed genuine interest in helping with my case. She listened carefully to my questions and comments and she responded clearly with analysis and advice aimed directly at the issue. Her approach was thorough, supported by a substantial research, which complemented her experience when in court. Her demeanor and personality enabled me to develop a trust and confidence in her advice, which as a paying client, I deem critical. It felt great to know that she had my best interest in mind"

  • Dear Cathryn, “Thank you for your hard work and dedication. I am very pleased with the outcome of my case.”

  • Dear Cathryn, “Thank you for the diligence, thank you for considering all the circumstances.  Your team was fair and accurate in the approach and took my concerns seriously.  While I assume to never be in this same position again, I believe you offer some of the best hands on services available.  Again, thank you.”

  • Dear Cathryn, “You did a very outstanding job. Would like to say a better job than Emily Carr in law.”

  • 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.”

  • Hi Brian, “My wife and I sincerely appreciate your effort on Wednesday. Your effort in court and your experience and ability were very evident to both of us.”

  • Dear Joel, “I can’t thank you enough! You have done so very much and have gone so above and beyond. Please know I am eternally gratefully!”

  • Dear Brian, “I’m not sure if you can appreciate the peace you have given my family. Your professionalism, experience and work ethic were amazing. I will always speak highly of this “great defense lawyer I know“. Thank you“

  • Dear Meghan, “Thank You so much Cathryn for going above and beyond to get this done for me. Much appreciated. Thank You”