Michelle Parhar

Michelle Parhar is a passionate and focused criminal lawyer who has conducted trials all over Alberta, and in all levels of Court. She is a trusted name in criminal defence, and ensures her clients have the best defence possible, no matter the circumstances.


Michelle’s practice focuses on sexual assault, and an extensive range of Criminal Code offences, from large-scale fraud and embezzlement, gang violence, driving, weapons, firearm, and property offences. She also has an exceptionally large scope of experience defending clients charged under other Federal and Provincial statutes, including the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Animal Protection Act, Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, and the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.


Michelle has worked tirelessly to ensure her client’s interests are pursued at all stages of a criminal litigation, including at the appeal levels. She prides herself on her communication skills and approachability. Speak with Michelle today for a no-obligation consultation so you can discuss the charges you are facing, and the options available to you.



Michelle is dedicated to ensuring that everyone affected by criminal charges has access to justice. She volunteers her free time with Calgary Legal Guidance to help low income individuals with their criminal charges. She has also been a member of Legal Aid Alberta since 2013. Everyone should have the opportunity discuss the charges that they are facing. Michelle makes herself available 24 hours a day to clients in custody, and has flexible meeting times for clients who wish to speak to her either by telephone or in person.


Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts in Distinction from the University of Calgary before receiving her Law Degree from the University of Alberta. Michelle has experience with people from various cultures and backgrounds. With the help of a translator, she also welcomes Hindi, Punjabi, or Urdu speaking clients.

(मिशेल, एक अनुवादक की मदद से भी हिंदी या पंजाबी भाषी ग्राहकों का स्वागत करता है।)