Michael Oykhman, Lawyer

>>Michael Oykhman, Lawyer
Michael Oykhman, Lawyer 2019-11-06T16:12:51+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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Allama Bhuiyan
Allama Bhuiyan
02:15 08 Sep 20
Dylan helped my family so much we are very grateful for his services. He was quick and very fair with charges.
Melissa anderson
Melissa anderson
21:18 16 Jan 20
Dylan Finlay is an professional and effective criminal defence lawyer. Dylan was my lawyer for an assault charge and... was excellent throughout the entire process. He advised me how to turn myself in and what to expect, and then helped me build a case while I waited for trial. He was responsive to my emails and his confidence and knowledge relieved my stress. Furthermore, he was reasonable priced for the quality of defence he provides. I am very thankful for his services and got a favourable result on my case. I highly recommend his services.read more
Rahul Chowdhury
Rahul Chowdhury
23:21 12 Dec 19
Don’t hesitate. Just hire Dylan Finlay.He is the best in the business. Knowledgeable, affordable and always... reachable. I would definitely recommend him for his support and great service.read more
EMR PRO
EMR PRO
20:54 26 Nov 19
After meeting with multiple criminal lawyers in Toronto I retained Dylan Finlay. My case just ended with a very... favourable resolution after following the legal process that Dylan described at our first meeting. I would recommend Dylan Finlay to my friends and family and appreciate Dylan's professionalism.read more
Ben Fjorka
Ben Fjorka
19:47 06 Nov 19
My lawyer was Dylan Finlay. He was excellent. His advice and professionalism secured me an extremely favorable... outcome in my case. Even more so than I originally thought possible due to some aggravating circumstances. I would highly recommend this firm. Dylan was available throughout the entire process by phone and email. I never once felt like my money was wasted, on the contrary. It was well spent. Going through the court process can be a tedious process. Dylan made the navigation much easier.read more
Pira Suri
Pira Suri
23:02 11 Oct 19
If you need a defence lawyer for anything then Dylan is the person you need to see. I was was facing a very difficult... case that involved assault with bodily harm which I was sure wasn't going to end well for me. However, Dylan presented my case to the judge at trial with great professionalism and with his great expertise in Law convinced the judge that I was not guilty. Throughout my whole ordeal, Dylan had been working behind the scene to built a solid defence for me. This really helped me out because it meant I did not have to get involved and have this problem control my life. Dylan relieved my stress and answered all my questions with the right answers to put me at ease. He was always available when ever I needed and would answer my emails right away.My words here cannot truly describe how great Dylan is, but I would highly highly highly recommend him to defend your case!read more
Omer Khan
Omer Khan
19:33 22 Jul 19
Dylan Finlay is an amazing legal representative and person.I was facing a challenging trial. After getting to speak... with Dylan he alleviated all of my stress and concern that burdened me. He provided valuable knowledge and was very intelligent and that eased my stress of the approaching Trial Court Dates . He provided an abundance of research and paperwork, he just had that intelligent edge and legal insight that was commendable. He was very kind and a pleasure too speak with and very personable. Look no further! The legal services provided to me by Dylan was an absolute success. Dylan returned my life back to me. He got me out of a very challenging situation. No matter how much I would thank you Dylan, you are the best 🙂read more
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