criminal lawyer

michelle johal


Michelle Johal was called to the Ontario bar in 2002. After completing her Honour’s Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto she attended Queen’s Law School with its renowned criminal law program.


She started her criminal law career in 2005 as an associate with a busy criminal law firm located next to the Scarborough courthouse. She worked in that capacity for seven years gaining considerable experience and appeared at all levels of court in Ontario.

In 2011, she left the firm to start her own practice. She now has Peel-based practice and travels throughout the Greater Toronto Area representing defendants charged with a variety of criminal offences.

Over her career Michelle has successfully defended individuals charged with offences ranging from theft to homicide. Today the primary focus of her practice is in areas of impaired driving, domestic violence and she has a passion for representing youth.


Michelle is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, an active member of the Criminal Lawyers Association, the Peel Criminal Lawyers Association and the South Asian Bar Association.

She is a frequent lecturer with the Law Society of Ontario Continuing Professional Development program and a destination Continuing Professional Development program. She has also lectured at the Fall Criminal Lawyers Association conference.

In 2019, she was honoured to be given the opportunity to become an instructor as part of the Trial Advocacy course, taught to upper year students at Osgoode Hall Law School. She has also acted as an advisor at Ryerson’s Law Practice Program.

She has authored articles for local news media and has been invited as a guest speaker on apopular local television program. To watch her appearance on the Agenda with Steve Paiken, click here.

Today, Michelle has a proven track record of success. Click here to read more about her recent successes.

Are you facing a criminal change and need answers? Please call us.


If you require legal representation, call Criminal Lawyer Michelle Johal today at 647-670-0116 or fill out an online inquiry form. Someone will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.



Brampton Office

2 County Court Blvd., Suite 400,

Brampton, Ontario L6W 3W8