Manvir Gill

Criminal Lawyer

About Manvir Gill

I am a lawyer at Savage Oykhman Law (an association of independent law practices). Together with Strategic Criminal Defence, we are a full-service criminal defence law office, with central offices across Western Canada and Ontario.

Justice, inherently complex, may not always align with the desired outcomes of victims or aggrieved parties. Despite this paradoxical nature of our legal system, I remain a firm believer in the process and steadfast in the unwavering pursuit of my client’s interests. It is this belief that fuels my passion for criminal law and advocacy for the rights of my clients.

Education and Career

My journey into criminal law began during my undergraduate studies, where a sociology class on the criminal justice system ignited my passion for the field. Motivated by this newfound interest, I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Calgary with the intention of pursuing a career in law.

Subsequently, I earned my Juris Doctor degree with Honors at Bond University in Australia, specializing in Canadian law. This academic pursuit not only deepened my understanding of the legal realm but also provided me with a broader perspective on the functioning of international justice systems. Complementing this achievement, I completed the Graduate Legal Diploma, meeting the qualifications to practice law in Australia.

Post graduation, I completed my articles at Savage Oykhman Law, a pivotal step that allowed me to garner hands-on experience across all facets of criminal law. Working alongside skilled criminal defence attorneys, I honed my skills in client representation, legal research, trial preparation, and courtroom advocacy. As an articling student I had the opportunity to learn and handle a diverse range of criminal cases, from minor offences to complex, high-profile maters, which sharpened my critical analysis, strategic formulation, and comprehensive legal advice skills.

Personal Snapshot

Thorough preparation, attention to detail, and staying abreast of legal developments form the pillars of my professional approach. Drawing from my experience, I possess a profound understanding of the legal system and have honed my skills in legal research, case analysis, and client service. Open communication with clients is a priority. At every stage of the process, I aim to offer guidance and reassurance while actively listening to their concerns. My goal as a lawyer is to make a positive impact on the lives of our clients, combining my passion for advocacy with a comprehensive understanding of criminal defence law.

How I Can Help

With a commitment to excellence, I prioritize providing the highest level of representation to our clients. My dedication to criminal defence law, coupled with a deep understanding of legal intricacies, positions me to navigate cases with precision and empathy. By blending passion with knowledge, I aim to make a positive difference in the lives of those I represent.

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.