Meghan K. Forhan

Vancouver Criminal Lawyer

Meghan Forhan is a determined criminal lawyer who effectively defends her clients. She has worked as an Ad Hoc Prosecutor and is skilled at finding the weakness in the prosecution’s case. Meghan knows your constitutional rights, which defences apply to your situation, and will identify a winning strategy. She will meticulously prepare your defence and effectively execute the defence trial plan. Where a plea bargain is an option, Meghan is a skilled negotiator and will get the best plea deal possible.

Meghan has argued before all levels of court throughout British Columbia including the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and Provincial Court. Meghan’s case load consists of defending clients charged with sexual assault, drug trafficking, domestic assault, impaired driving, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, firearms offences, break and entering and fraud. In addition, she assists many clients with Immediate Roadside Prohibitions [IRP’s], civil forfeiture and border seizures.

Meghan is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo with a B.A. in Legal Studies and then obtained her law degree from the University of Victoria. Meghan has written for the Canadian Bar Association [CBA] on the constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences, as well as presented to the CBA on legislative amendments to impaired driving laws.

Meghan also supervises young lawyers through the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program and volunteers her time with Access Pro Bono.

What Our Clients Say About Meghan

  • 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, "From my initial interaction with Meghan, she displayed genuine interest in helping with my case. She listened carefully to my questions and comments and she responded clearly with analysis and advice aimed directly at the issue. Her approach was thorough, supported by a substantial research, which complemented her experience when in court. Her demeanor and personality enabled me to develop a trust and confidence in her advice, which as a paying client, I deem critical. It felt great to know that she had my best interest in mind"

  • Dear Meghan, "I want to extend my sincere gratitude for all you have done to assist [name removed] through this difficult stage. We are extremely grateful for the outcome and you've exhibited great professionalism. thank you, thank you so much for everything you've done."