We have the knowledge and determination to protect your legal interests and ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and loss.
  • John L. Mickelson
    Principal
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    John L. Mickelson
    Principal

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    John Mickelson has been practicing law since 1982. He practiced in California from 1982 to 1983. In 1984 John went into private practice.

    John primarily focuses on personal injury claims including motor vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents. He has handled numerous brain and severe spinal cord injury claims and recovered millions of dollars in compensation on behalf of his clients.

    John is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association, the California Bar Association and the BC Bar Association. He is also a member of the Association of Surfing Lawyers and has surfed all over the world including Peru, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Morocco, Indonesia and Samoa; to name a few.

    John is married with one teenage daughter. John also is a sports enthusiast. He is an avid cyclist who commutes daily to work by bike. He also loves to snowboard, ski and surf.

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  • Heather Bains
    Associate
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    Heather Bains
    Associate

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    Heather is an experienced personal injury lawyer with over five years of experience in helping clients reach fair settlements. Heather focuses her practice on helping those who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents or slip and fall accidents.

    Through her practice, Heather has developed a network of resources and professionals to support her clients whether it is through medical diagnosis, physical rehabilitation or psychological support.

    Heather also provides practical advice and litigation support for clients with applications for or disputes with short or long-term disability benefit providers.

    Heather has appeared at the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and is a member of the Trial Lawyers of British Columbia.

    Heather is married and enjoys biking to work with her office dog “Charlie”.

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  • Sukhmani Dhaliwal
    Associate
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    Sukhmani Dhaliwal
    Associate

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    Sukhmani started practicing Law in 2016. She has conducted Personal Injury trials in Supreme Court of British Columbia recovering over half a million dollars in compensation for her clients.

    Her focus is assisting individuals injured in motor vehicle collisions and slips and falls.

    She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.

    Outside of the office she works with Access ProBono to provide free legal advice. She is also a supervising lawyer for UBC’s Law Students’ Legal Advise Program.

    Sukhmani is also fluent in Punjabi and Hindi.

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  • Charlene Andrew
    Paralegal
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    Charlene Andrew
    Paralegal

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    Charlene Andrew has extensive experience working in motor vehicle accident and personal injury claims. Prior to joining John Mickelson Law Corporation, she worked for other major personal injury law firms in Vancouver.

    She graduated from Capilano University with a Diploma in Paralegal Studies in 2004 and is currently working towards her degree. She is an active member of Amici Curiae, a volunteer Paralegal group that works with Access Pro Bono providing legal assistance to low income individuals. She is a member of the Canadian Paralegal Institute.

    Charlene has four daughters and four granddaughters that she enjoys spending time with. She has a creative nature with interests in photography, gardening, crafting. She enjoys active leisure activities such as golfing, hiking and cycling.

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  • April De Vito
    Accountant
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    April De Vito
    Accountant

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    April is a Certified General Accountant with over 25 years of experience. She specializes in accounting for Law Practices.

    April has been with our team for three years.

    She is an avid reader and world traveler.

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  • Rene Sheppard
    Paralegal
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    Rene Sheppard
    Paralegal

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    Rene has been employed in the legal field since 1989 in all areas of law.

    She graduated from Vancouver Community College with a paralegal certificate in 2000 and worked at numerous law firms from small to large firms before joining John Mickelson Law Corporation in January 2008.

    Her hobbies include downhill skiing, walking, gardening and spending time with her family.

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  • Madison Orge
    Paralegal
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    Madison Orge
    Paralegal

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    Madison first joined John Mickelson Law Corporation as a Legal Administrative Assistant in 2016 while she continued her education and obtained her Paralegal Certificate in 2018. Outside of the office, Madison enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dog and reading.

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  • Haley Simons
    Paralegal
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    Haley Simons
    Paralegal

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    Haley joins the team at John Mickelson Law Corporation from Edmonton, Alberta, with broad experience in litigation at all levels of court. She holds degrees from the University of Alberta, and Rice University in Houston, Texas.

    She embraces the principles her first employer – her late uncle Norman – passed along from his 53 years of legal practice: always fight for the little guy.

    Haley is a proud advocate of the arts and creative industries, and is an active member of the National Creativity Network and the Creative Economy Coalition. She enjoys her roles of activist, musician, teacher, writer, and momager – and is excited to explore and contribute to her new Vancouver community.

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  • Prabhleen Uppal
    Paralegal
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    Prabhleen Uppal
    Paralegal

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    Prabhleen first joined John Mickelson Law Corporation as Paralegal Practicum Student. Prior to joining the firm in 2021, Prabhleen worked as a legal assistant at a major personal injury firm in Vancouver after obtaining her Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate.

    A recent graduate from Capilano University with a Bachelors Degree in Paralegal Studies, Prabhleen knew from a young age she wanted to help others whether it was through her job or volunteer opportunities.

    When she is not working, you can find Prabhleen at home baking treats for her family and friends, reading a book, or listening to a true crime podcast. She also enjoys visiting new restaurants to try different cuisines and going on hikes to explore the beautiful sights BC has to offer.

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Our Team

Our lawyers have over 75 years of combined experience. Our support staff is highly skilled and knowledgeable.

Protecting Your legal interests

We have the knowledge and determination to protect your legal interests and ensure you receive fair and equitable compensation for your injuries and loss. Our personal injury law firm has successfully obtained compensation for thousands of clients.

Let us deal with Insurance Company

It is difficult and time consuming to make the best presentation of your claim to the insurance company so you can obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries. John Mickelson Law Corporation is a Vancouver based law firm that focuses primarily on personal injury claims.

Our lawyers handle a variety of claims including:

  • ICBC claims
  • Traumatic brain injury claims
  • Boating accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Occupier’s liability claims
  • Property insurance
  • Life insurance disputes
  • Dog bites
  • Food poisoning

Our personal injury law firm
has successfully obtained compensation
for thousands of clients.

CALL US TODAY: 604 684 0040

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