Greg Janzen

Lawyer

About Greg Janzen

I am a lawyer at Savage Oykhman Law, a full-service criminal defence law firm, and am based at our Calgary Branch. Like everyone at Savage Oykhman Law, I practice exclusively in Criminal Defence Law. In that capacity I have successfully defended hundreds of individuals and have conducted numerous trials, including those in Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.

Approach to Advocacy

I am genuinely passionate about the work I do, and am proud to be part of a team-oriented firm that works collectively to ensure that its clients are given the best defence possible. In most cases, I find a way to resolve my client’s matter to his or her satisfaction without the need for a trial, but I am also highly adept at case preparation and courtroom litigation.

Education and Awards

I graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2016, specializing in human rights law and criminal law. While in law school I was fortunate to be the recipient of several academic awards and honours, including:

  • The Honourable Wallace Nesbitt Memorial Scholarship, and
  • The National Association of Japanese Canadians & Roger Sachio Obata C.M. Prize in International Human Rights Law (for highest standing in the course “International Human Rights Law”).

Prior to law school, I obtained a PhD in philosophy from the University of Calgary. In my pre-law career, I was a philosophy professor at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary, teaching a wide variety of courses at both introductory and advanced levels. I consistently received very positive student evaluations.

I also published extensively, mainly in the philosophy of mind and psychology, but also in ethics. See some of the works I have published here:

After law school, I articled at Savage Oykhman, where I have remained to continue providing legal assistance to my community.

Community Involvement and Outreach

I have always been eager to give back to the Alberta legal community through teaching. Following an invitation to teach jurisprudence at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law, I seized the opportunity to give back. I taught Philosophy of Law in the winter semester of 2020, and I look forward to returning to teach the course again in the winter semester of 2021.

What I can do to Help

Fortunately, my rates are very competitive, and occasionally I even assist those who cannot afford counsel through Legal Aid. Although I represent clients charged with any type of criminal offence, I have a particularly strong focus on:

With the support of our Savage Oykhman Law network of lawyers across the country, there is no file too small or too large for me to handle.

If you have been charged with a criminal offence, contact me for a Free Consultation and give me the opportunity to explain what I can do to help.

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Assaults and Violent Crime
  • Drug Offences including Possession and Trafficking
  • Possession of Child Pornography and Child Luring
  • Theft, Mischief and Property Offences
  • Fraud
  • Criminal Driving Offences
  • Impaired Driving and Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS)
  • Animal Cruelty Offences

Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Calgary Defence Lawyers Association
  • Calgary Bar Association

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan, with Honours (1998)
  • Master of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan (2001)
  • PhD in Philosophy from the University of Calgary (2005)
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from Osgoode Hall (2016)

Client Reviews

Michael Oykhman is a very professional lawyer and the first time I spoke to him he asked about my situation and he gave me some very helpful advice and assistance and also told me his odds of winning this case. During the days I was in contact with micheal I could feel the level of professionalism of him and his team, he is able to respond back to you with any questions you have within 24 hours. In the end he was as successful in helping me win my case as he had initially promised me.If you are still struggling to find a lawyer, I highly recommend Michael Oykhman.

R.W.

Please give yourself a favour and contact Mr. Michael Oykhman if you need any legal advice or if you are in a terrible situation. Even-tough, the odds are not in your favour, still they will go extra miles to help you out in bad situation and get you favourable outcome. Moreover, They will work on your file even after the business hours. I don’t have words to say thanks to Mr. Michael oykhman and Kiran Cheema who had worked on my file and get me out of trouble. I’m very grateful for your assistance and exceptional service. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Y.

I am grateful that Ms. Moira McAvoy was my lawyer, and I remain thankful to her for everything. She made a successful resolution to my case possible. Ms. Moira McAvoy is a professional, trustworthy lawyer, and a compassionate person. She is an excellent listener and knowledgeable of the law. From the start, she was an excellent guide. I did not know anything about the legal system and court, and she outlined everything clearly in advance, so I could understand things. She never rushed me through anything. She spoke clearly, explained everything, considered what I said, and provided options and advice. She kept me up to date on new information, requirements, and deadlines. She was always positive and this helped so much.

C.S.

Ryan Patmore and his team are simply the best. I was bullied by CPS in 2020 and it landed me with three separate charges, assault, refusal to blow and DUI, which all went down as I was parked at a friends. After some research and a conversation with Michael, he directed me towards Ryan and at the time I didn’t know that would be a game changer in my favour! He is honest, transparent, helpful and a brilliant mind. He successfully appealed my license suspension with ATSB and then proceeded to get the crown to dismiss all my charges before trial. I never had to step foot inside a courtroom. If you are in need of a criminal defence lawyer, don’t think twice, get in touch with this firm and ask for Ryan Patmore! The guy is an absolute saviour.

A.P.

Joseph Beller, from the very beginning when I first contacted and then retained Joseph as my representative I felt I was in good hands. When I emailed him with a question. I got a prompt response. We communicated often on the phone as needed. Joseph kept me informed as to the process. He made sure I knew all the potential results so I knew and could plan for the different outcomes. I know this his his job. But appreciate his professionalism and also his ability to not make me feel any extra stress. Well done.

N.B.
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