Michael R. Shapray

Location: Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Phone: 604-725-4300

Fax: 604-590-5626

Email: E-mail Me

Michael R. Shapray

Criminal Defence Lawyer, Michael Shapray

I am a criminal defence lawyer. I have been called to the bar in British Columbia and Ontario. I completed my LL. B. at Osgoode Hall Law School and also have a B.A. in political science from the University of Western Ontario.

I am a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Criminal Law Section of the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and the Vancouver Trial Lawyers Association.

My practice focuses almost exclusively on the defence of criminal and quasi-criminal charges in all levels of court in the Province of British Columbia. I conduct trials in the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia and appeals at the British Columbia Court of Appeal. In addition, I have appeared before all levels of court in Ontario and been involved in a number of cases that went to the Supreme Court of Canada.

In 2001, I was retained by the Supreme Court of British Columbia to provide services as Special Counsel to the Court for the Air India trial, the longest and most complex criminal trial in Canadian history. In addition, I have a unique understanding of all aspects of the Canadian criminal justice system as I have occasionally been retained to conduct prosecutions for the Crown.

My experience has equipped me with a unique set of skills to assist you in the defence of any criminal charges that you are facing. If you would like to discuss your case and how I can help you, contact me by phone to schedule an in-person consultation.

Areas of Practice

  • Defence of Criminal and Regulatory Charges
  • Quasi-Criminal Charges


  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • University of Western Ontario
       Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Member
  • Vancouver Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section, Member