Elizabeth-WeisenburgerElizabeth Weisenburger, Lawyer

Tel: (403) 266-4440
Cell: (587) 437-2384
Fax: (403) 234-0337

Email: Elizabeth@so-law.ca

I am a Calgary lawyer practicing exclusively in the area of criminal defence with Savage Oykhman Law. I am empathetic, driven, and passionate about advocating on behalf of my clients facing criminal charges.

I received my Bachelor of Law from the University of Calgary with the following distinctions:

  • Dean’s List Standing
  • Cecilia Johnston Equality Award
  • Gary J Bigg Memorial Award in Advocacy
  • Represented the University of Calgary at the Gale Cup Moot Competition

I remain actively involved with the University of Calgary Faculty of Law. I assisted in the creation of the Criminal Justice Clinical Course, which provides advocacy for individuals incarcerated at Alberta Penitentiaries. I currently contribute to this clinical program as a regular guest lecturer, and as an advising lawyer overseeing student work on files.

I am also an active member of Student Legal Assistance (SLA), a non-profit poverty law clinic at the University committed to access to justice in the Calgary area. I was highly engaged with SLA throughout my studies, and currently give back to the organization as a volunteer lawyer at evening clinics.

Prior to studying law, I graduated from the University of Victoria with distinction, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with a minor in Film Studies. I subsequently received a Master of Arts in Political Science from McMaster University, where I maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout my term of study. In my spare time, I train in aerial acrobatics.

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Michael answered his phone at 10 o’clock at night and he and his associate helped us navigate the intimidating criminal justice system over the next 72 hours. They were available to us 24/7, clearly explained our options at each step and answered all of our questions promptly. It felt like having a guardian angel watching over us. If you have a criminal matter that you need assistance with, this is the man you need to contact.

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I was charged with assault for a minor scuffle. I knew I was in good hands with Michael’s solid legal advice and preparation for my pending case. Because of his knowledge, advice and legal expertise, all charges were dropped. Michael and his team take pride in providing not only the right result, but quality customer service along the way. I heartily recommend Michael Oykhman to anyone seeking legal counsel!

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Disclaimer: All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

Successful Case Results

Break and Enter, Theft Under $5000, Possession of Break-In Instruments, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Charges Withdrawn

Airdrie Provincial Court
Case Number: 23500891

Our client was facing a number of serious criminal charges after it was alleged that he had broken into a home and had stolen a number of items.

Upon being retained we immediately sought disclosure, including a fingerprint analysis. We determined that the identification of our client as the accused could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

We negotiated with the Crown and they withdrew all of the charges.

Successful Result: Charges Withdrawn

Domestic Assault, Charge Withdrawn

Airdrie Provincial Court
Case Number: 7620521

Our client was charged with assault against his ex-wife. He was also served with an Emergency Protection Order (EPO) that contained several serious allegations.

Once we were retained we immediately sought disclosure and began resolution discussions with the Crown. We found several extreme discrepancies between the allegations in the EPO and what the complainant told police. We used this to challenge the complainant’s credibility, and the assault charge was withdrawn weeks after our client’s first court appearance.

Successful Result: No Criminal Record, Charge Withdrawn

Impaired Driving and Over .08, Charges Withdrawn

Calgary Provincial Court
Case Number: 7519721

Our client drove through a checkstop, indicated he had some drinks that evening, and was noted to have glassy mirrored eyes and a smell of alcohol on his breath.  He failed the roadside breath test, blew .140 on the evidentiary instrument, and was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.

Once we were retained, we set the matter for trial and filed a motion alleging a violation of our client’s Constitutional rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  Days before trial, we successfully negotiated the withdrawal of all charges.

Successful Result: No Criminal Record, Charges Withdrawn
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Disclaimer: All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.