Vancouver

Criminal Lawyers

Brian Mickelson, Joel Whysall, Cathryn Waker, Meghan Forhan and Stephanie Dickson 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, fraud and theft offences, 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. Meghan Forhan joined Mickelson & Whysall in 2006. Stephanie Dickson joined Mickelson & Whysall in 2019. Together they have over 50 years combined experience in helping those facing criminal offences throughout British Columbia. Criminal defence lawyers Brian Mickelson, Joel Whysall, Cathryn Waker, Meghan Forhan and Stephanie Dickson 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!

  • Brian, “We would like to express our appreciation for your professional, experienced and effective assistance during this difficult time. Your obvious expertise and empathy in dealing with this matter was greatly appreciated.”

  • Dear Joel, “Thank you for your knowledge and compassion.”

  • 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 Joel, “I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your legal services. Your time & representation during this difficult time was greatly appreciated. All the advice and guidance made this chapter in my life easier. You handled my case with complete professionalism and support.”

  • Dear Stephanie, “My husband and myself want to thank you for all of your hard work in defending our son. We are very grateful for everything that you did to help him out. He truly is a good kid and as parents it was very difficult to see the stress he has been under for the last 3 weeks, it was such a relief that it was a positive outcome.”

  • 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 Cathryn, "Thank you again for all of your time and effort with me and my IRP review. Your professionalism, knowledge and execution of the law and the IRP review process was excellent. I am very glad that I contacted you and had you on my side."

  • 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.”

  • 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“