Sam Taylor

Criminal Lawyer


About Sam Taylor

I am a criminal defence lawyer at Snukal Law Office in collaboration with Strategic Criminal Defence (an association of independent law practices). Together we are a Full Service Criminal Defence Law Office, with central offices across Western Canada and Ontario

Unique Perspective

I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system compared to most criminal defence lawyers.

Before attending law school, I worked as a clerk of the Provincial Criminal Court. Through this experience, I got to work with the very judges who hear criminal cases and really got to see how the criminal justice system operates from the inside.

I also worked at the Alberta Crown Prosecutor’s office as a summer student during law school. This experience gave me an understanding of how prosecutors assess and handle various cases.

Although I am a recently minted lawyer, I already have years of experience in criminal law. This experience has been compounded as a junior lawyer working for Rebecca Snukal K.C. In that capacity, I have already personally handled hundreds of cases and a variety of charges including assault, drug possession, property offences, and arson, and have assisted with countless others.


A born and raised Calgarian, I graduated from Mount Royal University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. In my final year of this program, I decided to pivot from a focus on the body to a focus on the mind and went on to pursue my passion for criminal defence law.

During my time at the University of Calgary law school, I was an active member of the Student Legal Assistance program. This gave me an early experience at providing legal services to Calgarians who find themselves facing the criminal justice system and need someone to help raise their voice.

How We Can Help

With a focus on providing meaningful support and advocacy, I am intent on ensuring all clients achieve their right of access to justice. I work tirelessly to ensure all my clients get the attention and assistance they deserve to navigate the criminal justice system and have their voices heard.



  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education from Mount Royal University (2019)
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Calgary

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.