Michael Mines has helped our family on number of occasions. In all 4 occurrences. Mr Mines convinced the Crown to stay the charges. No Criminal record resulted.Michael as many strong relationships within the Crown and is well respected if not feared by Crown Prosecutors . Just knowing that Michael Mines is the lawyer on the case will give the Crown pause when considering going to trial. So no matter how significant your charge is, do not attempt to go with duty counsel. Go with the best and don’t take chances with your future.


A.K. 2

Ryan was very helpful and professional in helping me with my legal problem. When I was arrested, before I hired Ryan, I gave a statement to the police. I now know I shouldn’t have talked to the police. Ryan was able to help me out of that. He worked with the situation and convinced the prosecutor that they wouldn’t be able to use my statement against me. My English is not very good. Ryan was very patient in working with me, making sure I understood everything that was going on. He even had an interpreter come in once, just to make very sure I understood exactly what was happening. I was in a lot of trouble. Ryan was able to work out my case quickly. I am very happy with the result.


Michael answered all my questions and helped me to understand what was happening and what to expect… During the whole process Michael made all my court appearances so I did not have to miss any work…he kept me informed of what was happening and helped me to figure out what my options were.

Pros :

-fast communications with email and phone
-price was basically the same as the other lawyers…but for me well worth the dismissed verdict.



We do not know how often a Criminal Defence Lawyer is praised for his work, but we strongly feel that Ryan Johnson should be highly praised. He did what other lawyers before him could not get done and he was fighting an uphill battle for us. We particularly want to point out numerous things that impressed us and made is feel comfortable with him. We appreciated that he sympathized with our predicament. He did not dismiss our feelings or ignore them and it helped us go through this awful process. He was easy to talk to and has a good sense of humour, which always helps. He always kept us informed, providing us with as much detail as he could. He would provide us with his expert opinion, explain the reasoning and then ask us to let him know how to proceed. We truly appreciated this because we felt we had some control and input into our file.


Ryan, I am still in a bit of shock that this has been wrapped up (and favourably). We cannot put into words how much this means to us. This was almost two years of agony for us. To be accused of something so heinous, that you did not do…it was beyond awful. You were fantastic to have as our lawyer and if anyone I know ever finds themselves in need of a lawyer, I will be highly recommending you, and your firm. Our case was not an easy one and you handled it perfectly. Please tell Michael we greatly appreciate his help as well.


I have dealt with B.C. lawyers for forty years in every professional capacity. Michael Mines, Mines and Company Law, stands above the rest and is to be commended for providing me (and my family) with prompt, professional and proficient defence in a complex white collar criminal case involving accusations over a decade ago including, but not limited to,  thousands of pages of evidence, convoluted financial transactions and personal and corporate  bankruptcy implications. Mr. Mines is particularly adept in dealing with Crown Counsel. Mr. Mines skilled and specialized legal experience is to be highly praised and much applauded by his clientele and peers.


I would like to say “thank you very much” for helping me getting through this chaotic time of my life. You handled my case with expert care and resolved it in a manner positively in my favor. I am very grateful for not getting a criminal record. You are very professional and knowledgeable and for that I would highly recommend your firm. Again, thank you very much!


I was recently charged with a driving offence. A friend recommended Mines and Company. Michael took my case and was very clear in his intention to help me and was great in explaining the law. He made many court appearances on my behalf so I didn’t have to miss work or get involved with the court proceedings. Ultimately he got the charges dropped and I plead guilt to a lesser (Motor Vehicle Act) charge. Dealing with him was a positive experience. I would definitely highly recommend this law firm.


I had a big problem with the law with an assault charge. I checked some lawyers and found Mines and Company to be excellent. Right away they made me feel very comfortable and was told not to worry. They were right and work hard with the Crown. When all was done, I had no criminal charge against me. I thank them for all their great work. I do a lot of travelling and as you know, you need a passport to do this. Thanks a lot Mines and Company. Great job!


Thanks to Mr. Mines, what could have been a costly and traumatic legal issue was resolved in a professional timely manner. I would not hesitate to use Mines and Company for any future legal issues and highly recommend this law firm.


Michael Mines represented me in an alleged Aggravated Assault case. My experience working with Michael was very positive as he listened to me and was completely diligent. Michael was professional in his case research, which resulted in the charges being reduced to Assault Causing Bodily Harm. Furthermore, Michael convinced the Crown and the Court that my character reflected that I was not a risk to society nor my family. The case resulted in a positive outcome as I was given a conditional discharge with minimal conditions. This allowed me to continue living in Canada as a Permanent Resident and allowed me to  rebuild my relationship with my children, and continue serving in my community in various youth programs. I am very grateful for Michael’s professional representation and service.  I would recommend him to others who are facing serious allegations that need fair and expert representation.


Ryan, thank you for your firm’s work in assisting C.H. It was the outcome that we hoped for.