Claire C. Mastop
Criminal Defence Lawyer for Vernon & Kelowna
My name is Claire Mastop, formerly Claire Abbott. I am an experienced criminal defence lawyer in Vernon, BC. I run a busy practice, working primarily for clients with funding from the Legal Services Society (Legal Aid). If a potential client does not qualify for Legal Aid, I am generally willing to negotiate a payment plan, so please don't be shy about asking. My primary interest is to help the people who really need it and I firmly believe that everyone charged with a criminal offence is entitled to quality legal representation.
I'm not the lawyer who is going to hold hands with your family members. This is a hard time for them for certain, but I am a lawyer, not a therapist, so I focus my time and energy on doing the legal work that it takes to give you the best representation in and out of the courtroom.
I spend a lot of time in court defending the interests of my clients, so I can be hard to reach. It is worth your while to keep trying.
If you are facing criminal charges, I know what I'm doing, and I want to help.
Proud Member of Innocence Canada
(formerly Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted or AIDWYC) is a Canadian, non-profit organization dedicated
to identifying, advocating for, and exonerating individuals convicted of a crime that they did not commit and to preventing such injustices
in the future through legal education and justice system reform.