About Mickelson & Whysall

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.

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.

The Team

  • Brian E. Mickelson – Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

    Brian is member of both the British Columbia and California Bar, Brian has been practicing criminal defence for over 37 years. He is widely recognized for his tenacity and remarkable ability to win acquittals in difficult cases.

  • Joel Whysall – Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

    Joel has been practicing criminal defence in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia for over 12 years. Joel has earned the respect of his clients and the courts. He is known as a gutsy and clever lawyer with a record of successes and a willingness to accept difficult cases.

  • Cathryn Waker – Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

    Cathryn has been practicing criminal defence in Vancouver since 2012, when she joined Mickelson & Whysall. Cathryn is a young and determined lawyer who has the confidence to take on challenging matters and win.

  • Meghan K. Forhan – Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

    Meghan began her career in criminal law in 2013 when she Articled as a summer student at the criminal defence firm Sutherland Jetté Barristers in Vancouver, BC. She was called to the bar in 2015 and went on to open her own criminal defence practice before joining Mickelson & Whysall in October of 2016.

  • Stephanie Dickson – Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

    Stephanie is a determined and creative lawyer who is fiercely dedicated to the defence of her clients. Her caseload includes assaults, drug charges, driving offences, immediate roadside prohibitions, sexual assaults, conspiracies, civil forfeiture and matters that raise complex Charter issues.