Lisa Jean Helps is the founding partner of Helps Law Corporation and is one of the leading Criminal Defence lawyers in British Columbia.

Lisa was called to the bar in 2004 and has practiced exclusively criminal and regulatory law since then. She has been counsel at the British Columbia Provincial, Supreme Court and Appeals Courts and at the Supreme Court of Canada. She teaches advocacy and trial procedure in the Criminology program at Simon Fraser University as an adjunct professor.

Lisa has wide experience in litigating and winning Charter arguments, Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Criminal Organization matters, Manslaughter, Sexual Abuse, Touching, Interference and Assault, Motor Vehicle Act offences, Appeals, Drug matters and all Criminal Code offences. As a defence lawyer, she is known for her work on murder cases and regularly appears in front of juries and in the media.

Lisa has vast experience in front of the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles and in judicial reviews of driving offences; she also appears regularly in front of disciplinary committees with clients from many different professions.

Lisa is a proud union supporter and is a representative of several unions including CUPE and the BCTF. If you are a union member who is facing criminal charges, you may be covered for criminal defence representation through your union. Talk to your union representative or call Lisa today.

As a lawyer, Lisa Jean Helps is driven, focused and achieves excellence for her clients. She is compassionate and caring, and passionate about achieving the best result for her clients. To experience Lisa’s unique style of amazing client care coupled with phenomenal knowledge and experience, please call us now to book your free ½ hour consultation at 604-879-0006 or via email at info@helpslaw.com

Professional Affiliations

Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia

Canadian Bar Association

Vancouver Bar Association


University of British Columbia, LL.B., 2004

University of British Columbia, B.A., 2000