In the Community

At Strategic Criminal Defence, we understand the profound impact a strong and supportive community can have on the lives of individuals and families.

Our dedicated team of criminal defence lawyers not only champion the cause of justice within the courtroom but also actively engage in fostering a thriving and safe community beyond the walls of the courthouse.

Through our unwavering commitment to community involvement, we strive to build lasting relationships and contribute to the welfare of the neighbourhoods we serve. Join us in our mission to create a better tomorrow, one community at a time.


Strategic Criminal Defence takes immense pride in its ongoing commitment to the community, extending pro-bono legal services to CUPS, a non-profit organization in Calgary. Spearheaded by Michael Oykhman, this collaboration serves as a crucial lifeline for individuals who, despite making substantial strides toward stability, confront legal barriers jeopardizing their progress.

With this invaluable assistance, CUPS can offer comprehensive support to its clients, fostering a more secure and promising future for those in need. Strategic Criminal Defence remains dedicated to fostering a more just and equitable society through its meaningful contribution to the noble mission of CUPS.

Student Legal Assistance

Strategic Criminal Defence, under the guidance of Michael Oykhman, proudly extends its legal advisory support to Student Legal Assistance, a notable non-profit organization run by law students at the University of Calgary. Committed to ensuring access to justice for underprivileged individuals, Student Legal Assistance endeavours to provide comprehensive legal services to those with limited resources.

Through the valuable contribution of Strategic Criminal Defence, the organization can continue its mission of empowering the community and fostering a legal environment that is equitable and just for all.

Franny’s Fund

Strategic Criminal Defence is honoured to stand alongside Franny’s Fund in its mission to provide swift and essential support to families and children facing urgent challenges. As a leading criminal defence law firm, we understand the critical need for access to legal counsel and counselling services during times of crisis. Franny’s Fund, a beacon of hope for those in need, channels resources where they are most urgently required, ensuring that vulnerable families and children receive the assistance they deserve.

At Strategic Criminal Defence, we believe in the power of justice and the importance of ensuring that everyone, regardless of their circumstances, has access to the legal representation they require. By supporting Franny’s Fund, we contribute to a broader community effort to bridge the gap for those who might otherwise be unable to navigate the complexities of the legal system.

The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society

Strategic Criminal Defence is proud to support The Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (British Columbia) Society, recognizing the invaluable role this esteemed organization plays in fostering diversity, inclusion, and excellence within the legal profession. As a leading criminal defence law firm, we understand the importance of collaborative efforts to create a legal landscape that reflects the richness of our diverse communities.

Project Warmth Society of Alberta

Strategic Criminal Defence takes great pride in supporting the Project Warmth Society of Alberta, an organization dedicated to addressing the urgent and pressing issue of homelessness in our community. The stark reality that many Albertans face, enduring the harshness of the elements without proper shelter, is a situation that most of us can only hope never to experience.

Assist – Albert Lawyers’ Assistance Society

Strategic Criminal Defence is honoured to support the Alberta Lawyers’ Assistance Society through its impactful initiative, “Coffee For A Cause.” As a criminal defence law firm, we recognize the critical importance of mental health and well-being within the legal profession.

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!

This law firm is your go-to!

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.