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Testimonials

Our client reviews speak for themselves.

B.A.

Michael was very knowledgeable, gave me multiple options, didn’t question my choice and prepared a very good defence which resulted in the best possible result at trial: Not Guilty.

E.S. 2

Michael Mines cut through the small talk pleasantries and had an amiable straight-forward way of explaining my options. He listened to what I wanted and didn’t try to coerce me into anything else. I had an IRP and if it were not for Mike pulling though it would have negatively impacted my life for years. Thank you Mike and Mines & Company.

G.M.

I met Ryan Johnson at the worst time of my life: my ex-wife lied to the police and got me arrested for an assault with a weapon. Scheduling the meeting with Ryan was simple and quick, and he assured me that he will fight to make sure that I will not be convicted of a crime I did not commit. Ryan stayed strong and focused on his tactics even when I thought there is no hope to avoid trial. After 5 months of negotiations with a very hostile Crown, we had no choice and a trial was scheduled. Even then, Ryan stayed optimistic and confident that he could get a stay of proceedings. After 2 more months of negotiations, and with amazing human interaction skills, Ryan managed to convince the trial Crown to meet my ex-wife and consider a stay. Shortly after that my case was stayed and done, saving me thousands of dollars and months of uncertainty. During these 8 months Ryan showed amazing defence lawyering skills and support. It was Ryan Johnson’s skill and patience that led to this perfect result!

G.M.

I met Ryan Johnson at the worst time of my life: my ex-wife lied to the police and got me arrested for an assault with a weapon. Scheduling the meeting with Ryan was simple and quick, and he assured me that he will fight to make sure that I will not be convicted of a crime I did not commit. Ryan stayed strong and focused on his tactics even when I thought there is no hope to avoid trial. After 5 months of negotiations with a very hostile Crown, we had no choice and a trial was scheduled. Even then, Ryan stayed optimistic and confident that he could get a stay of proceedings. After 2 more months of negotiations, and with amazing human interaction skills, Ryan managed to convince the trial Crown to meet my ex-wife and consider a stay. Shortly after that my case was stayed and done, saving me thousands of dollars and months of uncertainty.

During these 8 months Ryan showed amazing defence lawyering skills and support. It was Ryan Johnson’s skill and patience that led to this perfect result!

R. v. A.K.

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.

A.K.

I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation for all your hard work on my behalf. You have given me a second chance and I am grateful. Thank You!

G.S.

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.

N.W.

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.

Z.B.

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.

M.B.

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.

R.G.

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.