John P. Cheevers

John Cheevers

My name is John Cheevers. For over 41 years I have successfully defended clients charged with all criminal charges from murder to mischief. I conduct a vigorous defence for my clients from the investigation stage to acquittal.

I am an experienced Vancouver Criminal Lawyer with a proven record of success.

Over my careers as a criminal lawyer I have developed a reputation as a master trial strategist and a keen cross-examiner. My experience with all varieties of witnesses including police, civilians, and experts has earned me respect and admiration of my clients, colleagues and the Courts alike.

When you need a criminal lawyer, experience matters. If you would like to speak to me about your case, call me to arrange a free consultation. I will devote the focused attention that your case deserves to obtain the best result I can achieve for you.

That’s my promise. You can count on it.

Call 604-685-8889 to speak to me about your criminal case.



Called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1977, John Cheevers has practiced as a Barrister and Solicitor for more than 40 years. Having studied in both Europe and Canada, John knew that his career would be based in Criminal Law.

In his long career, John has defended clients across the country, and at every level of court in British Columbia. His clients have been charged with a variety of criminal offences, including: assault, sexual assault, murder, manslaughter, drug-related offences, theft, and fraud, among many other offences.

As any experienced lawyer will tell their client, the key to winning a case at trial is preparation. A well informed client, coupled with an experienced and prepared lawyer are essential to succeeding in any court case. John continually achieves the best outcomes possible for his clients.

John is one of Vancouver’s foremost criminal lawyers. A master of Trial strategy, he is respected as a skilled cross-examiner of police, civilians and expert witnesses alike. His work has been kindly commented upon by a variety of Courts at all levels – a recent decision at the BC Court of Appeal made John the binding authority on the issue of unreasonable delay in serious criminal cases.

John treats his clients as he would expect to be treated, and strongly believes in keeping his clients up-to-date on their files and the progress being made. John is a fair and understanding lawyer. He understands that facing a criminal charge can have great ramifications on a person’s life. With nearly 40 years in practice, John knows how to help you navigate the emotional and stressful implications of being accused of a serious crime. There are few lawyers who can provide their clients with the experience and the level of professionalism that John Cheevers can.