Criminal Defence Lawyers
Defending our clients with knowledge, passion, and integrity
Welcome to Fowler and Smith, Barristers. We are Canadian criminal defence lawyers who conduct trials and appeals throughout British Columbia and the Yukon. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a full and fair defence to any charge under any statute. Working in collaboration, we bring over forty years of collective criminal litigation experience to each case.
Our goal is to achieve the best possible result for every one of our clients.
Each case is different: working with you, we determine whether the best result for you may be obtained by way of a full trial, or by preparing and presenting legal arguments, or through negotiations and discussions with Crown counsel. We use our extensive knowledge of the law and procedure and our many years of experience in conducting trials, appeals, reviewing and preparing cases as well as negotiating with Crown counsel to resolve cases, to serve your interests.
If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal, quasi-criminal or administrative offence in British Columbia, we will use our extensive experience, knowledge of the criminal justice system and our passion for the law to advance your case and to protect your interests at every step of the process.
You can reach us by phone at 604.684.1311 or 604.961.2685 (24 hours)
We are regularly involved in complex criminal litigation, and our attorneys have been involved in some of BC’s most high profile criminal cases of the last ten years. We have developed significant experience in using sophisticated courtroom technology to effectively defend our clients by marshalling the evidence that supports our client’s case or demonstrates weakness in the Crown’s case. We also frequently work with professionals in other disciplines such as forensic pathologists, forensic psychiatrists, psychologists, and other medical experts, accident reconstructionists, handwriting analysts, ballistics experts and other specialists who can bring important information to light in the defence of criminal charges.
Our offices are centrally located in the historic Marine Building in the heart of downtown Vancouver, in close proximity to the Provincial and Supreme Courts and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.