Michael Oykhman, Lawyer

>>Michael Oykhman, Lawyer
Michael Oykhman, Lawyer 2019-11-06T15:12:13+00:00

Tel: (403) 266-4440    Cell: (403) 630-8835
Fax:(403) 234-0337   Email: michaeloykhman@so-law.ca
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About Michael Oykhman

I am a senior lawyer at Savage Oykhman Law (an association of independent practices) and am the Founder of Oykhman Criminal Defence, a Full-Service Criminal Law firm with central law offices in Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto. My professional experience consists of countless court appearances and thousands of successful defences and satisfied clients. Over the last 10 years, I have worked to build a law office where all the lawyers share our collective experience, resources, and passion to help people. Our team approach to legal representation is client–rather than only law–centered. We look for opportunities to add value to our clients through strategic thinking and creative solutions.

Not every case is won through trial. In fact, the best results are often achieved through alternative resolution strategies, so that the matter never gets to trial. Although I am trained as a trial lawyer, I prefer to be viewed as a problem solver. My goal is to provide each and every client with the top quality of care and the best result possible.

In my professional legal career, I have successfully defended hundreds upon hundreds of criminal cases. I have appeared at all levels of court in Alberta, including at the Supreme Court of Canada. I am also currently the Advising Lawyer for Student Legal Assistance, a non-profit organization of law students at the University of Calgary dedicated to providing legal services and access to justice to low-income individuals.

As a Criminal Defence Lawyer I am always striving to learn more about my field. The following are the most recent educational and informational conferences in which I have either participated or presented, and the organizations I belong to:

  • University of Calgary Law School Trial Advocacy Annual Instructor – 2017-Present
  • University of Calgary First Year Crime Guest Lecturer – 2016/17/18
  • University of Calgary Law 688 Clinical Practice Guest Lecturer – 2018/19
  • Criminal Defence Lawyers Association Education Director – 2016
  • Student Legal Assistance Criminal Law Boot Camp (Annual Presenter)
  • Student Legal Assistance Impaired Driving Conference (Presenter)
  • Student Legal Assistance Charter Notice Seminar (Presenter)
  • Student Legal Assistance Trial Advocacy Seminar (Annual Presenter)
  • Student Legal Assistance Domestic Violence Defence (Presenter)
  • Court Trial Confirmation Sentencing Presentation (Presenter)
  • Legal Education Society of Alberta Impaired Driving Conference (Presenter)
  • Criminal Defence Lawyers Association Impaired Driving Seminars
  • Criminal Defence Lawyers Association Sexual Assault Seminars
  • 43rd and 45th National Criminal Law Conference
  • Police Interrogation and Evidence Gathering Techniques Seminar
  • Intoxilyzer Breath Alcohol Testing Conference
  • Criminal Trial Lawyers Association Conference
  • Active Member of Calgary Bar Association
  • Active Member of the Criminal Defence Lawyers Association
  • Active Member of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • Active Member of the Law Society of Alberta

I obtained a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Calgary in 2006 with the following distinctions:

  • Crown Association Prize (top grade in first year criminal law)
  • Gale Cup Moot Competition finalist (first ever finalist finish for UofC)

I obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, with a minor in English from the University of Calgary in 2003. Along the way, I received the following distinctions:

  • Suncor Energy Scholarship
  • Louise McKinney Scholarship
  • Jason Lang Scholarship

Our office currently has a team of experienced and well known criminal defence lawyers. We have a particularly strong focus on Impaired Driving, Drug Offences, Property Offence, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. Each of us has unique strengths that we all share.  Beyond my legal skills and knowledge, my psychology background, in particular, allows me to better understand my clients and their needs, and to better present their interests to the Crown and the Courts.

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David Prosser
David Prosser
14:42 08 Mar 20
After two years of dealing with Greg Janzen on my charges I have nothing but the highest regard for the... professionalism, expert knowledge, guidance, and personal courtesy. I would highly recommend him to my closest friends and family. A great job well done. Thank you.read more
Haifaa Rofail
Haifaa Rofail
23:06 05 Mar 20
5 stars, Everything worked out very well, very timely in dealing with my matter. All responses fromGreg Janzen and his... assistant where professional and helpful. I would highly recommend him. A really good lawyer ! Very happy with my outcome. All my charges was withdrawn.read more
Josh Hawryluk
Josh Hawryluk
01:24 27 Feb 20
Very satisfied of the service I received getting off my charge. Looking for a criminal lawyer? Theses are the guys, I... did not have to appear in court, I only had to make one visit to the office, and the rest was all handled my by lawyer (Elaine). They did an awesome job for me and excellent customer service,read more
Marty Maksymetz
Marty Maksymetz
02:51 31 Jan 20
I highly recommend going with this team. From the moment that I stepped into their offices, I knew that I was in good... hands. I had the privilege of working with Elena Ryland as my attorney and I couldn't be happier. She was extremely professional and well-educated on the subject matter. She was able to negotiate a deal that favoured all parties involved.read more
jay xu
jay xu
01:06 29 Jan 20
Words cannot express my gratitude to Michael, he helped me out of a difficult situation and resolved the matter... unbelievably quick. Michael provided quick professional insight, and showed great compassion working to resolve my matter over the past year. The knowledge, experience, and compassion Michael is clearly the best in Calgary. Michael also has a vast network of grade A lawyers and recommended a fantastic criminal lawyer to help me with my case. I would highly recommend his services.read more
R G
R G
18:39 11 Dec 19
I got in touch with Michael Oykhman directly based on the complexity of the legal matters I was facing. He was... incredibly professional and gave me a great deal of confidence and knowledge that it would be handled to his best efforts. The results were exactly that, the best desired outcome and a huge weight taken off me during a dark time. I would highly recommend Michael and his team to anyone looking for the best outcome possible!read more
Jessica Rafuse
Jessica Rafuse
22:50 15 Nov 19
I was first able to speak to Michael Oykhman himself and felt understood and confident that his staff would take care... of my legal matters. I am happy to report that not only have my matters been resolved but they were exactly in line with my desired outcome. I never felt like I had to compromise my position regarding the events that lead to needing legal services. While my initial junior associate couldn't oversee my file to completion, my gratitude goes to Greg Janzen who took on my case midway through and advocated for me and saw my charges withdrawn in a timely matter. Greg went the extra mile to show up for my appearances even when they were outside the initial legal matter at hand, which surprised me and made my life so much easier. I was out of province for 5 months of the year and thanks to Greg was able to focus on my priorities instead of being limited and interrupted. If your considering a lawyer or in doubt about the value of legal services, do yourself a favor and consult this firm. While there are many names to consider, if you find yourself needing criminal defense lawyers, I am so thankful I made the decision to have this firm represent me.They have been supportive, understanding and expedient. I also saved money and appreciated that I wasn't hit with hidden fees and wasn't footing a bill that was inflated or unwarranted. You definitely get great value! I also super appreciated the face time and timely communication at each turn. Not only were my charges withdrawn but so too were my fingerprints and photos with police destroyed so it's like nothing ever happened. A dream come true. Excellent customer service from start to finish on top of the legal support! Thank-you all so much, and while I hope not to need you in the future, I know I will be in good hands and will refer anyone in similar circumstances to your firm in the future. Cheers!read more
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Charges from outside of Calgary near Okotoks: Michael had helped me through this time with getting both charges dropped. Michael has been very thoughtful and professional throughout the tough times. He is the Top Lawyer in the Calgary area. I highly recommended him to anyone facing traffic charges.

D.P.

I would definitely recommend Michael Oykhman and his team. Not only were my charges dropped but the professionalism and empathy I was shown gave you confidence knowing someone was working just as hard as you would be to obtain the best possible result. For anyone looking for lawyer he is one of the best hands down.

R.D.

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