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Meghan Forhan

Mickelson & Whysall Law Corporation | Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

A lawyer since 2005


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Mickelson & Whysall Law Corporation
128 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6B 1R8
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Meghan Forhan stands out in the Vancouver legal landscape as a tenacious trial lawyer, with a strong commitment to safeguarding her clients' Charter rights and ensuring police accountability. With a background as an Ad Hoc Prosecutor, Meghan possesses a keen eye for identifying the prosecution's vulnerabilities. Her deep understanding of constitutional rights, coupled with an adeptness at strategizing defenses, positions her as a formidable advocate in the courtroom. Meghan's preparation for trial is thorough, focusing on crafting a robust defense and conducting incisive cross-examinations.

In situations where plea bargaining presents a viable route, Meghan's negotiation skills shine, always aiming to secure the most favorable outcome for her clients. Her litigation experience spans the entire judicial hierarchy in British Columbia, including the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court, and Provincial Court, not to mention her proficiency in conducting Jury Trials.

Meghan’s caseload is diverse, encompassing a range of serious charges such as sexual assault, child luring, sexual interference, drug trafficking, domestic and aggravated assault, firearms offenses, fraud, and driving offenses, including impaired and dangerous driving resulting in death. Her expertise is particularly notable in sexual assault cases, where she adeptly handles the admissibility of evidence and spearheads s. 276 and s. 278 applications when necessary.

Licensed to practice in both British Columbia and the Yukon, Meghan also extends her legal services to select cases in the Yukon, North West Territories, and Northern BC. Her origins lie in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies with honours from the University of Waterloo, further solidified by a law degree from the University of Victoria.

Meghan's contributions to the legal community extend beyond her practice. She has penned articles for the Canadian Bar Association on the constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences and engaged in presentations on amendments to impaired driving laws. Her insights have also been shared with the Trial Lawyers Association, focusing on pre-charge negotiation tactics with police and the application of Restorative Justice in sexual assault cases.

Dedicated to nurturing the next generation of legal professionals, Meghan supervises young lawyers within the UBC Law Students Legal Advice Program and dedicates her time to Access Pro Bono initiatives. Her excellence in the field of DUI law has not gone unnoticed, earning her a spot among the top DUI lawyers in Vancouver, as recognized by Three Best Rated. Meghan's career is a testament to her unwavering dedication to justice, her clients, and the broader community, embodying the ideals of a committed and compassionate legal advocate.