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Mississauga Criminal Lawyer

Dealing with the criminal justice system can be incredibly overwhelming. As a criminal lawyer, Michelle Johal recognizes what is at stake for each and every client. Beyond even the potential for incarceration and a permanent criminal record, she understands the possible consequences that a criminal allegation can cause in a client’s life.

Michelle Johal is a distinguished criminal defence lawyer whose career spans fifteen years. She has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario. She worked at firm with a highly regarded senior member of the criminal bar for seven years before opening her own practice in 2011.

Michelle Johal understands how the court system works and aids people facing a variety of criminal charges. She applies her extensive experience in the criminal justice system to all of her cases, aiming to negotiate the best possible resolution with the Crown or have charges dismissed at trial and sentences reduced. During her career, Ms. Johal has successfully defended represented thousands of clients charged with a variety of criminal offences.

In addition to representing clients facing criminal charges, Ms. Johal is committed to legal education both as an Instructorat the Trial Advocacy course at Osgoode Hall Law School and an Advisor at Ryerson’s Law Practice Program.

Because of her commitment to legal education Ms. Johal has been a speaker for a variety of audiences, including other lawyers and judges at the Law Society of Ontario, the Destination Continuing Professional Development program, the Criminal Lawyer’s Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the National Judicial Institute.


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Queen’s University
  • Honour’s Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Toronto


  • Criminal Lawyer’s Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • South Asian Bar Association

Beyond just a criminal lawyer

Beyond just a criminal lawyer Ms. Johal is devoted to continuing legal education. She is often called upon to speak at professional development courses at various organizations including the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, the Criminal Lawyers Association, and the National Judicial Institute. She is an instructor at Osgoode Hall Law school’s Trial Advocacy course. She is the Vice President of the Criminal Lawyer’s Association. She is regularly asked to provide her analysis for media outlets including the CBC, the Agenda with Steve Paiken, CTV, Global News, and other news outlets.

Do You Require Legal Representation?

Call Criminal Lawyer, Michelle Johal.

(905) 338-2371

As Featured In

Michelle Johal’s cases have been reported on in top Toronto media publications such as the Toronto Star and the Toronto Sun. She is contacted regularly to offer her legal opinion to the CBC and Brampton Guardian media publications on current events and criminal driving offences.  She was recently invited to speak on the subject of RCMP overreach by the CBC. To watch the video, please click here:

Discuss Your Case In Confidence

Our Brampton office is conveniently located beside the Criminal/Family Courthouse at 7755 Hurontario Street West, Brampton, Ontario. It is steps from the Peel Regional Police station where clients have to attend for fingerprinting.

Our Office is located on County Court Blvd across from the Tim Hortons in County Court Law Chambers.

The address is:
602-201 County Court Blvd
Brampton, ON L6W 4L2

We will respond to your inquiry within 24 hours.

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