Gurjant Singh Bains


Gurjant Bains

About Gurjant Singh Bains

I am a lawyer at Strategic Criminal Defence, a full-service criminal defence firm with central offices across Western Canada and Ontario.

Education, Awards, and Career Path

I obtained my Juris Doctor from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia in 2022. Before attending Thompson Rivers University, I studied law abroad for a year at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom. This experience gave me a unique perspective on the criminal justice system in another country. While there, I was awarded first-class honours for my academic success.

As part of my law school experience, I was the team lead at Pro-Bono Street Law. My team took the initiative on access to justice issues by coordinating outreach events with local organizations to provide homeless members of Leicester with free legal education.

I also finished as a finalist in the Canadian Law Moot competition at the University of Leicester.

I have always been drawn to law, and Criminal Law in particular. Even prior to law school, I attended Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta where I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice.

During my time at Mount Royal University, I made several appearances on the Dean’s Honor Roll for my academic achievements and was awarded the Manmeet Bhullar Leadership Scholarship for my academic success and contributions to my community.

After graduating with my Juris Doctor from Thompson Rivers University I returned home to Calgary to complete my training, and to pursue my passion for criminal defence law.

Personal Snapshot

Having amassed a wealth of training and experience across Canada and abroad, I wanted to come back to Calgary to help people in the community where I grew up, and which I call home. Most of the time, you can usually find me working and helping people, whether in court, at the office, or in the community.

I also enjoy spending time with my German Rottweiler, family, and friends. When I’m not working (which is rare), I can often be found shooting a basketball, playing tennis, or simply watching a Marvel movie.

How I can Help

I believe the role of a criminal defence lawyer is to balance the power between the state and its people. I aspire to be a zealous advocate consistently relied upon by my clients to obtain the best possible results.

Everyone is entitled to an unequivocal defence tailored to their unique circumstances. I understand that facing a criminal charge can be one of the most stressful experiences in one’s life and I have a compassionate understanding of the impact legal proceedings can have on both individuals and families. This is why I am committed to being by my client’s side every step of the way.

Gurjant Bains

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Driving Offences
  • Domestic Assault and Violent Offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Drug Offences including Possession and Trafficking


  • Law Society of Alberta


  • Juris Doctor from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia (2022)

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.


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.

Laura Bobyn my lawyer was amazing and so supportive of my case and me. She fought with Tenacity to get my victory. It was amazing to hear how knowledgeable and how her attention to every little detail of my case was shown in her defence! She is the best and I would recommend her to anyone of my colleagues or people in my life! Thank you, Laura!

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I had the pleasure of working and trusting my case with Joseph Beller. I had 2 counts against me, and in the end, Joseph was able to present and use his “fighter skills” in court to have my charges lowered to a conditional discharge. On top of this, this firm follows its mission values statement by being ethical, transparent, available, and very friendly. Joseph and his team treated me with the utmost respect from start to finish. Thank you again, Joseph! I hope to never call you again 😊


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.