Brian E. Mickelson

Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

Brian is a 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.

Brian’s caseload consists of impaired driving cases, motor vehicle offences, domestic assault cases, assault cases and a number of serious sexual assault cases. Brian appears at all levels of court, from the Provincial and Supreme Courts in British Columbia and Alberta to the BC Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Brian is a native of Vancouver, having earned a history and a law degree at the University of British Columbia. With his forceful and uncompromising advocacy and his stunning record of courtroom victories, Brian has earned the respect of his clients and the courts.

What Our Clients Say About Brian

  • Dear Brian, “Every once in a while, one meets a professional who supersedes the stereotypes and expectations of others. You are one of the rare few who combine compassion, wisdom and expertise within your profession. Thank you for the magnificent job you did for me.”

  • 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 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.“