Spencer Sikora

Criminal Lawyer


About Spencer Sikora

I am a criminal defence lawyer at Strategic Criminal Defence. I am a passionate and versatile advocate, and I work closely alongside my clients to help them navigate the criminal justice system and secure the best possible outcome.

I received my law degree from the University of Calgary in 2020. During law school I was heavily involved with Student Legal Assistance (SLA), a pro-bono legal clinic that provides legal services to low-income residents of Calgary and the surrounding area. Through SLA I discovered my knack for criminal law and quickly began orienting myself towards a career in criminal defence.

While at SLA I served as Trial Division Coordinator and acted as a mentor to other law students handling higher-complexity cases. In my third year of law school, I was the recipient of the Borden Ladner Gervais Trial Advocacy Internship, which recognizes a student who has made significant contributions to SLA and has demonstrated a commitment to improving access to justice. In my final year I was also selected to represent the University of Calgary at the McIntyre Cup, a criminal law trial advocacy competition.

Before practicing at Strategic Criminal Defence, I articled with and practiced in an office alongside three senior Calgary criminal defence lawyers where I assisted on many serious cases including murder, manslaughter, sexual assault, and kidnapping.

Since my call to the bar, I have maintained an exclusive focus in criminal defence. I have handled a wide variety of criminal charges including assault, drug trafficking, firearms charges and impaired driving. I have successfully represented clients at each stage of the criminal justice process, including at bail hearings, trial, and sentencing.

I offer flexible payment structures.

If you have been charged with an offence, contact me for a free consultation to discuss your options and how I can assist.

Areas of Practice

  • Drug Offences
  • Domestic Assaults and Violent Crime
  • Criminal Driving Offences
  • Firearms Offences
  • Impaired Driving and Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS)
  • Theft and Fraud Offences
  • EPO, Peace Bond and Probation Breaches
  • Mischief and Property Offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Provincial Traffic Violations
  • Municipal Bylaw Infractions
  • Young Offender Charges


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Roster Lawyer, Legal Aid Alberta
  • Calgary Defence Lawyers Association


  • Bachelor of Arts, Carleton University (2016)
  • Juris Doctor, University of Calgary (2020)

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.