Facing a criminal investigation or prosecution can be stressful and overwhelming. Our highly experienced criminal defence lawyers bring significant expertise to each case.
We counsel both clients and corporations in criminal law matters at all levels of the judicial system – from the Supreme Court of Canada to the British Columbia Provincial Court – with a substantial body of work at the appellate level.
- Impaired driving & other motor vehicle criminal code offences.
- Sexual offences.
- Quasi-criminal regulatory offences in the securities and financial services industries.
- White collar crime.
- Income tax evasion.
- Leading the charge assessment regarding the Special Prosecution of two leaders of a polygamous sect in British Columbia.
- Counsel in several successful appeals from first degree murder convictions.
- Co-Counsel for one of two accused on the Air India case.
- Counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Nagra, a notable case involving passport fraud and allegations of Sikh terrorism.
- Counsel on major multi-count cases involving allegations of historical sexual abuse in residential schools.
- Co-Counsel for one of the defendants in the Nanaimo Commonwealth or “Bingogate” case.
- Counsel for the accused in the Supreme Court of Canada case regarding a section of the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Act that contravened the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
25 Lawyers Recognized as Leaders in their field by Benchmark Canada® 2022
24 Harper Grey lawyers recognized for litigation expertise by Benchmark Canada®, 2021
Harper Grey receives highest firm ranking as a “Highly Recommended” local litigation law firm in British Columbia from Benchmark Canada® 2014-2021
29 Harper Grey lawyers recognized across 19 specialty areas by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2020
19 Harper Grey lawyers recognized as “Leading Practitioners” by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®, 2021
Harper Grey recognized as a "Leading Law Firm" regionally in the area of Dispute Resolution by Chambers Canada®, 2017-2020
Martindale Hubbell® recognizes 13 Harper Grey lawyers across 27 practice areas
Harper Grey receives the TAGLaw Membership Award of Distinction acknowledging 15 years of outstanding service
Harper Grey recognized as a Top 10 Regional Firm in British Columbia, Alberta and the Territories by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 2012 and 2014
“They were amazing to work with! They were incredibly competent and resolution based. They kept me centered in the midst of the storm and got me a great result in very short time frame.”
“Harper Grey has a 100-year-old profile in this market,” testifies one senior-level peer, adding, “but the talent there now is mostly all younger than me!”
"The Harper Grey team is a well-oiled machine. All the lawyers I deal with are well-trained and hardworking. They communicate well and are always available for questions."
“Incredibly strong skill set, knowledge of litigation and strategic, and keen ability to solve problems.”
“These lawyers are all subject matter experts, and leader in their field, whose knowledge and skill are matched by their excellent client service.”
“This team has provided outstanding legal service. They are prompt, responsive, and communicative. They are strong strategists and provide well researched, experienced legal advice. We work with many firms, and Harper Grey stands out. One member of the team remembers every interaction, memo, pleading and document. They understand a very complicated file and address it with ease and candor. We very much appreciate their strong advocacy.”
“The firm is top notch. They have many lawyers specialized in medical defense work who are highly skilled in their legal acumen and practice management, but who also recognize the importance of carrying out their work in a practical, results-oriented manner. They actively look for ways to more efficiently partner with their clients for effective management of the work, while at the same time not weakening their excellent service delivery, their responsiveness, or their effectiveness in the work.”
“The firm’s lawyers are principled and have deep integrity. Their work is thorough and of consistent high quality.”
“Excellent response time, good talent from junior and intermediate to senior levels and reasonable service costs.”
“They exceeded all my expectations. I am very satisfied with their work and very happy to recommend them.”
“Rod Anderson – he’s got a reputation for success, he’s got a client following, and he just wins.”
“Harper Grey is one of the best firms in Vancouver. They have excellent service, knowledge and their cost structure is excellent.”
“Rod Anderson is lauded for his enthusiastic client following and his track record of success.”
“Harper Grey lawyers are ‘dedicated to their clients and focused on finding and implementing practical solutions for them. The lawyers are prompt, intelligent and insightful, and provide a high level of customer service’.”
“Terry Robertson is a noted practitioner, heralded for his insurance and personal injury prowess, which is said to have a “crossover white-collar crime element as well”.
“Harper Grey is a trial lawyer’s firm, and they’ve got a big deep bench of well-trained litigators.”
“A lawyer who refers work to Harper Grey wrote it has ‘great service, a breadth of practice and I have never received a negative comment from referrals to the firm’.”
“A Vancouver staple, Harper Grey is perhaps the most BC-centric of the “highly recommended” firms, owing largely to the firm’s bench strength in several key areas.”
“Every day it seems like I am dealing with someone at Harper Grey, and I always find them professional, courteous and effective.”
“Harper Grey has a stellar pedigree as a litigation firm, and they’ve put a ton of people on the bench, observes one peer.”
“Harper Grey has niches, and in those niches they are the best of the best.”
“The firm has real quality people, and they’ve put three people on the bench there in six years.”
“Clients are comforted by the firm’s long history in BC. We’re steeped in the region. Our connection is such that we have knowledge of not only the issue itself, but the history of the issue in the province.” – Richard Bereti