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

  • 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 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 Joel, “I want you to know you have my heartfelt gratitude for advocating for XXXX. I have thought of you often over the past weeks and always sensed your strengths as a lawyer – knowing my son was safest with you guiding him.”

  • 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."

  • Hi Brian, “My wife and I sincerely appreciate your effort on Wednesday. Your effort in court and your experience and ability were very evident to both of us.”

  • Dear Cathryn, “Thank You so much Cathryn for going above and beyond to get this done for me. Much appreciated. Thank You”

  • 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 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 Joel, “Thank you for our freedom! Our families had fears of us not being home for Christmas and we had those same fears. I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your submissions. It was fabulous!”