Vancouver

Criminal Lawyers

Brian Mickelson, Joel Whysall, Cathryn Moore and Meghan 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, 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 Moore joined Mickelson & Whysall in 2012. Meghan Forhan joined Mickelson & Whysall in 2016. 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 Moore and Meghan Forhan 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 Brian, “Words cannot express my gratitude for what you did for me. Your professional service is truly one in a million.“

  • Dear Joel, “Thank you for helping my son”

  • Dear Cathryn, “I just wanted to thank you for your hard work and dedication to our case. A weight has been lifted from our shoulders.”

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

  • Dear Meghan, "I just wanted to thank you for all you are doing for my son. Today I saw you were putting your all into it and standing up for what you feel is right and what my son deserves. Thank you thank you thank you. I will recommend you to anyone who needs a lawyer in the future."

  • Dear Meghan, "I hired Meghan Forhan when I was unjustly charged with assault. I was nervous because I could lose my job and business if found convicted. It looked like that would be the case especially if I didn't have a lawyer. Meghan took on my case. She is very professional but also very personable. She saw the real person in me. She knew I didn't deserve this charge so she and her team worked very diligently to have the charges dropped. She negotiated with the prosecutors so I would have no criminal record. I didn't even have to go to trial. I would highly recommend Meghan to anyone who finds themselves in a sticky situation. Thank You Meghan."

  • Dear Joel, “It was a year ago, on this date, that my brother-in-law and my problems began in Canada. As I sit here today thinking about the troubles we caused for ourselves as well as for our families, I realize how much worse it could have turned out. I am very thankful for you entering our lives and for what you did for us. There is no doubt you are the WORLD’S GREEEEEEEATEST LAWYER! as far as we are concerned. More then that, your patience and understanding with us and our family members meant so very much. Once again, thank you so very much for all you did.”

  • Dear Brian, “I wish to extend my thanks and gratitude for all you have done for me in regards to my case. The other day you called me with great news letting me know that I was free of all charges. I cannot thank you and your staff enough for the support and hard work, which you all did, on my behalf. Please know that I would highly recommend your Vancouver Law firm to anyone in need in the future.“

  • Dear Joel, “Thank you for all your help this past year.”