Dear Mr. Shapray

I hope this letter finds you well.  I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for all of your support and help regarding my recent case.  Woads cannot begin to describe how grateful I am for all the help you provided, and how much easier the whole process was with you in my corner.  Thank you again.

S.H.  (2023)

Hi Michael,

Hope you're doing well and staying safe and healthy.  Thank you again for all the help with my case, you really did a tremendous job and I am forever grateful for everything you did for me.  I appreciate all the hard work you put into my case.

J.T.  (2022)

Oh my god you guys are incredible.  I used Marvin years ago for some DUI charges and he got me off.  David for criminal charges that he got me off on, now you and Michael who have definitely come up with a resolution I'm happy with... You guys always deliver and I appreciate it - Best law firm in the Lower Mainland.

B. (2021)

I just wanted to say thank you for all you have done for our family.  I actually had a solid sleep last night for the first time in months.  I truly am very thankful you have kept me out of jail.

R.B.  (2021)

Thank you for giving me some peace of mind when crossing the border.  I really appreciate the time you and your office took to look into my case.  Merry Christmas.

M.P. (2021)

Hi Michael. I got some mail on Monday, they have dropped the tickets for Quesnel and cancelled my hearing date! Thank you and your team for taking care of this for me. As always you have done better than anyone could expect!

D.Z. (2021)

I want to thank you on the amazing work you did when taking on the case. I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to represent me. I could tell immediately that you had the judges’ respect, as she listened intently to every word you spoke during sentencing. In hindsight, a large part of me wishes that we had seen through to a trial, and I could have witnessed your true mastery in action... You are undoubtedly one of the best lawyers there is and worth every single penny.

P.B. (2020)

I am Joanne's mother and I would like to express my gratitude and thanks to you for helping my family through this difficult time.  Your expertise and guidance made for the best possible outcome for Joanne allowing her to learn from her bad choices but at the same time giving her a second chance at life.

You were honestly a Godsend to us and I wish many blessings on you and your family.  Kind regards.

N.S. (2020)

Thank you very much Michael for taking care of my case.  You are a very kind and nice person.  I appreciate everything you did.  I am overjoyed today.

Thank you again and for God Bless.

C.A. (2020)

Mr. Shapray.

I can't really thank you enough for your very very hard work for my freedom.  Thank you very very much for your hard work.  You don't know how happy you made me today...You are the best.

A.V. (2019)

Hi Michael,

Attached is the paperwork I received from the courthouse on Monday. I would like to take this time to THANK YOU very much for representing me during this very difficult time of my life. Your guidance and straightness of my situation made it easy and comfortable in working with you. Once again, I'm truly grateful for the best judgement you were able to obtain for me in my case.

J.P. (2019)

Hi Michael,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you did re. my DUI case. As you can imagine having it hang over my head like the "Sword of Damocles" for such a long time was a strain to say the least.

You really care about your clients and it shows.

D.S. (2018)


Thank you for all your support and help over the past two years. We are so grateful for all your help and your services that you have provided for me over these past years. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to live life again.

R.S. (2018)

Once again, my sincere thanks for your able presentation leading to a positive outcome of my case. It is sincerely appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone in need of criminal defence. You may recall that I said when we first met that I had no interest in taking advantage of numerous free consultations in order to have someone tell me what I wanted to hear. You said you would never do that, and at times were quite firm with me! I like that style!


I just wanna thank you again for everything. I cant tell you how much better I felt after our meeting, you're a good man, and I'm damn lucky to have you in my corner.


I want to personally extend a long overdue thank you for your services regarding my trial several years ago. I found myself struggling with the emotional and psychological aspects of that experience which was quite traumatic for me. As a result I avoided contact with you following the completion of my sentence. But now, I’m happy to say I’m doing quite well and have been on to much "bigger and better things." You helped to provide me with that opportunity, so THANK YOU.


Thank you for your well done job. You're a very skilled presenter combining humility, intelligence and conviction with excellent legal precedent! Tell your wife that YOU are a badass trial lawyer :-). My family and friends who love me and my business associates ALL say thank you to you and your team. Thank you again.


Hi Michael! My son just called me with the good news - thank you so much, you are a rock star!! ... Thank you so much for handling this and I would like you to know how very much I appreciated the fact that you are such a good communicator. It also meant so much to me to finally have a lawyer representing him that I feel a great sense of confidence in. I will call you tomorrow and give you my credit card to run the final payment. You were worth every penny!


Dear Mr. Shapray,

I would like to once again offer my most sincere thanks to you for representing my husband over the past 14 months and for your outstanding submissions and arguments presented in court yesterday.

Your thoroughness, organization, preparation and presentation in what you brought to a conclusion in the courtroom yesterday shows that you are clearly a very talented, resourceful and committed lawyer and a credit to your profession.

Although it has been a very difficult time for both D.T. and me, I am confident that we will get through the rest of this process, and we owe you a great vote of thanks for making it possible to have that happen in the shortest time possible in accordance with the law.

Thanks again.


Dear Michael,

Thank you again for being the best criminal defence lawyer I could ask for. The last year and a half was very hectic for me but with your help it’s now in the past. I promise you, you will never see me in trouble again but hopefully we can cross paths in the future.

Kind Regards,


Hey Michael. I know I've said it enough, but just want to let you know how much it means to me. It was truly an experience that I hope I never go through again. Very much appreciate all of your efforts. I can see clearer days ahead.

Thanks again.



I just wanted to say a "BIG THANK YOU" from all of us for all your hard work in my brother's case. My brother is so fortunate to have such a great lawyer representing him. I cannot thank you enough for the time and patience you spent explaining everything to us. It was a very stressful time for all of us but with your professionalism, expertise and patience we made it through. You have given us an unexpected miracle. This has been quite an ordeal for our family and we have all learnt a lot from this. Thank you so much.

R & F

Good morning Michael … I just wanted to update you on my case … I also wanted to say thank you again for everything. I'm still amazed at what you accomplished as my lawyer. I am very grateful that I didn't lose my license and that I am still able to drive for work. This incident really did change my life for the better. I was spiralling out of control and didn't even realize it. I'm still grateful that no one got hurt and that I didn't end up with a criminal record; I truly thank you for that. It's been 10 months now since I quit drinking and my life and my children's life are so much better for that. My son was having a lot of issues at the same time as my drinking was getting out of control and am happy to say that we are all happy and healthy and moving forward.

Thank you again for all of your good work as my lawyer.


Dear Mr. Shapray,

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for a successful outcome, without a criminal record. I know that E.A. realizes as so do we, the chance you have given him to lead a profession career which would not have been possible otherwise. We will certainly not hesitate to recommend you.


C. & R. S.

Hello Michael, Got it all back today. Thank you so much for your excellent work! I cannot thank you enough

Best Regards


Hi Michael,

I want to sincerely thank you for your hard work and dedication. I will be always grateful to you. I just want you to know that I appreciated your professionalism, easy availability, and your help throughout this ordeal for me. It will forever be appreciated.

This has been a very difficult and stressful time in my life and I never would have made it through this without your help and guidance.

You are a great lawyer. Thank You so much.



I wish to commend you on your excellent work in my defence. Our legal system is vast, complicated and beyond most that encounter it. It has become very apparent that circumstances may be blown way out of control without proper and professional representation. I extend my gratitude that you may continue to help those that have really done nothing to harm. Thanks.

Mr. Shapray

When my son was charged with a DUI it affected the whole family. Stress and worry over his future and whether he would end up losing his job and with a criminal record that could severely impact his future. I emailed Michael Shapray and asked for his legal opinion. The charge happened over the Christmas holidays and Michael contacted me immediately from his son's hockey tournament. During our telephone conversation, Michael offered some real hope and we decided to ask him to represent my son. Michael did everything for him, including all court appearances. My son never had to see the inside of a courtroom. I would truly like to thank Michael Shapray and his Associates for all their hard work in defending my son. This charge could have severely affected his future but Michael was able to work with the Crown Prosecutor and they came to an agreement on a short driving ban and a small fine. No criminal record to affect his future. He has learned a huge lesson and will take it with him moving forward. Every time we had to contact Michael he was ready and available. He was always professional and very courteous. I strongly recommend Michael Shapray for your legal needs.

Sincerely, S.C. & A.L.

I would like to thank Michael Shapray and the staff at Stern, Albert, Shapray & Associates. Michael's services were very courteous and professional. I must say, I was very satisfied with the quality, delivery of services and the way Michael handled my situation. I was amazed at how we worked through the various options with Michael and narrowed it down to the winning option. I strongly recommend Stern, Albert, Shapray & Associates to anyone looking for help with their legal services.


When we had coffee this morning I was pretty sure I was going to jail.

But due to your skills and expertise I feel like I have a shot at regaining the life I once had.

I am so grateful for your representation through these tough times and I couldn't ask for a better team to defend me.

Thanks again,



Thank you so much for your services over the last year. I appreciated everything and am very happy with the outcome on December 11 and am also very happy this whole thing is over now.

You come with high praise and I will not hesitate to refer you should anyone of my contacts run into some trouble down the way.

All the best and have a Merry Christmas


Hi Michael,

Michael defended me against DUI and Impaired Driving charges that spanned approximately 2.5 years. Michael's dedication and effort throughout this time helped me get through this low-point in my life! He was professional and always had my best interest in mind, and ultimately had the charges against me stayed/dropped without going to court! Thanks again Michael for your outstanding service!


Hi Michael,

I just wanted to drop a quick note and thank you for what you have done. While the result was obviously paramount, I appreciate as much your calming tone from the onset. This past year and half was perhaps the most difficult time I have ever had. Thanks again...




I just wanted to thank you again for all your hard work in preparing for our hearing yesterday. You had a plan from day 1 and followed it perfectly. Thank you for your wisdom and guidance in my case. We received an "unusually" quick and easy decision because of your work.


Dear Mr. Shapray,

I wanted to thank you so very much for representing my husband through this struggle...It has been a very great comfort to me to know that we have such a gifted and talented lawyer helping us through the charges. My husband has received much mercy and I am extremely thankful for that and for all your efforts to bring that about.


I had Mr. Shapray defend my case for PPT of marijuana. All I need to say is, he truly knows what he is doing. He guided me through the trial and made me feel like I was in good hands. Even on the spot, Mr. Shapray will amaze you with his skills and knowledge. There was not much to work with in my case but Michael still made it happen. The charge was dropped and he made me a very happy man. Anyone who needs a criminal lawyer should speak with Mr. Shapray, its surprising what he is capable of. Thanks again Michael, I really appreciate what you have done for me.


I retained Mr. Shapray as my lawyer after I discovered a 13-year-old outstanding charge on my record while I was in the process of applying for documents to travel abroad.

I retained Mr. Shapray on a Thursday, the following Tuesday he contacted the Crown Attorney, on Wednesday the charges were stayed.

As far as I'm concerned the only thing that matters are results. Mr. Shapray not only got the best results, his timely attention to this matter sets him far apart from others in his field.

The most amazing thing is, he did this all with a newly broken ankle!


Hi Michael,

I just wanted to drop you a quick thank you, for all your hard work. I really appreciate your patience, communication and diligence with my case. I truly couldn't be happier with the result. I finally feel like I can move on with my life and have been rid of the dark side I felt I had to hide from everyone, so badly. The outcome couldn't have been better, in my honest opinion. I very much appreciate how straight forward, understanding and professional you were with me, throughout the proceedings of my case.

I have your contact information handy, and if ever anyone I know found themselves in a legal predicament, I will immediately put them in touch with you. I am so grateful for your services. As stressful as this situation was, you always managed to put me at ease and make me feel I was in good hands, even when being the researcher/control freak I am.

Again, you have my deepest appreciation and respect. Thank you for helping me get through this extremely tough, stressful and shameful chapter of my life. I doubt I'll ever need your services in the future, however, I won't forget what you've done for me and I wish you the greatest success in your career.

Yours Truly,


I have had the privilege of working with Michael Shapray in my law firm in Toronto for several years. Michael is a dedicated and highly intelligent criminal defence lawyer who is relentless in achieving success for his clients. My firm now exclusively refers all matters in British Columbia to Michael and each file has met with a high standard of service and success for our clients.