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 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 Joel, “Please accept my most sincere thanks for your work on my case, and particularly for how quickly you were able to resolve it. I’d also like to thank you for your advice and guidance throughout.”

  • 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.”

  • Re: “A Big War” “I note with interest the coverage of your blood sample case in the Lawyer’s Weekly. Congratulation on your win. It is nice to have a right fact pattern but it takes an astute lawyer like yourself to recognize the importance of the balance which the justice system must maintain.”

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

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

  • 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 Joel, “Joel, I just wanted to take the time to express my gratitude for all your hard work. I could not have been more pleased by the result and the way you handled my case. I will not squander this second chance given to me by the courts and will take advantage of this opportunity to turn my life around and make something of myself. Thank you again for all your dedication and hard work, I know a lot of preparation and time goes into each case. Time that I don’t see, or necessarily appreciate. I just want to say it showed in the result. Thank you again.”