Andrews Benko & Associates
With a solid 60-year foundation, Andrews Benko & Associates is one of Regina's most trusted, well-respected and experienced full-service law firms. We offer comprehensive legal services to clients in Regina and Southern Saskatchewan. Andrews Benko & Associates was founded over 60 years ago by W. Roy Wellman Q.C. and William P. MacIsaac Q.C. When Douglas R. Andrews, K.C. and Peggy M. Benko took over leading roles at the firm 35 years ago, we became who we are today. Throughout the years, we have been the home of many notable, trusted and capable legal experts, some of whom have become members of the judiciary and corporate leaders. We are a trusted partner for clients facing various legal challenges with a focus on personalized service, expertise in family and criminal law, and a commitment to exceptional customer service.
At Andrews Benko & Associates, we treat each case as unique. We understand that no two legal situations are the same, and we take time to get to know our clients and understand their specific needs. This allows us to develop a personalized legal strategy tailored to each case. We believe that the best way for clients to achieve their goals is by staying informed about their cases and working with an attorney who has experience in their area of law. At Andrews Benko & Associates, our team has decades of combined experience in a wide range of areas, including criminal defence, family law and charter litigation.
In the realm of family law, Andrews Benko & Associates can assist with various issues. We have experience working with clients in all stages of family legal proceedings, from divorce and separation to child custody and support. We can also provide guidance on adoption, prenuptial agreements, and other related matters. When it comes to criminal law, Andrews Benko & Associates can provide strong legal representation for those facing criminal charges in Saskatchewan. Whether you're facing a DUI charge or a more serious criminal offence, we have the experience and expertise to help you navigate Saskatchewan's legal system. We can also assist with matters such as bail hearings, appeal hearings and charter litigation.
Andrew Benko & Associates is a team of experts in their respective areas of practice. Each of our lawyers has a long history of success and is passionate about what they do.
Douglas R. Andrews, K.C.
Douglas (Doug) R. Andrews, K.C. has handled over 4,000 criminal cases in his career as a criminal defence lawyer. Although he has represented around 100 people charged with murder, none of his clients have ever been convicted of first-degree murder. Doug is a 45-year veteran of the courtroom and exclusively practices criminal law. He has a great understanding of the Saskatchewan justice system, knows when to negotiate, and knows how to win at trial. During his prestigious career, Doug has acted as counsel in many high-profile cases providing skilled and fearless representation regardless of the circumstances.
Doug is a founding partner of Andrews Benko & Associates. He graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws degree and was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 1976. Doug is a former Bencher for the Law Society of Saskatchewan and received the designation of Queen's Counsel in 2000. Those who have worked at Andrews Benko & Associates over the past 45 years have benefitted from Doug's extensive knowledge and experience.
Peggy M. Benko, B.A., LL.B.
Peggy M. Benko has 35 years of experience as a successful family law practitioner. These years of experience have given Peggy valuable insight and an illustrious reputation in the Saskatchewan legal community. Peggy's 35 years of legal experience has involved various civil actions and working as an agent for the Attorney General, but her passion is family law. Peggy handles all matters of family law, including separation, divorce, child access and custody, child and spousal support, property division and adoptions. She enjoys working with her clients to find resolutions in high-conflict situations and complex legal issues.
As one of the founding partners of Andrews Benko & Associates, Peggy has been achieving her goals since early in her career. Peggy received her Bachelor of Arts in German Literature and her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1982 and 1985, respectively. Peggy goes above and beyond for her clients, far exceeding what is expected from the status quo. Peggy has handled matters at all levels of the Saskatchewan court system and takes satisfaction in knowing that she can use her experience and expertise to help people move forward with their lives.
Christina G. Skibinsky, B.A. (Hons), LL.B.
Christina G. Skibinsky practices in criminal defence and Charter litigation. Christina has 15 years of experience defending important and complex cases in Saskatchewan. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees and was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 2005. Christina is committed to providing a client-centred results-based approach. Her determination, approach to tackling issues and unique drive are personal qualities she possesses that cannot be bought or taught. She is committed to providing her clients with the best defence possible, and this is reflected in the care and detail she shows in her work.
Christina's practice consists of criminal trial and appellate work. Specializing in criminal defence, she has handled many criminal cases in her career, including those involving sexual allegations, allegations of serious violence, drinking and driving allegations, weapons allegations, fraud, search and seizure issues, theft and property charges, narcotics and drug allegations, cybercrime cases, as well as bail hearings and reviews, fingerprint destruction, and Charter litigation. Christina only accepts a limited number of cases at a time. This ensures she can give each client the focus and dedication they deserve. Christina has built a solid reputation as a criminal defence lawyer. She has the knowledge and experience to ensure you receive the best advice at all stages of your proceedings.
At Andrews Benko & Associates, we are committed to providing expert and practical legal advice to help you get the best possible outcome for your case. We know that every client has different needs, which is why we provide personalized legal services to every client. Whether you're looking for assistance with family law, criminal defence or charter litigation, we have the experience and resources to effectively guide you through the process. We understand that legal matters can be stressful, but we strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. With legal representation from Andrews Benko & Associates, you can rest assured that your legal rights will be enforced and respected and your legal matters will be handled properly.
Do You Have to Speak to the Police When Arrested in Saskatchewan?
Being arrested and accused of a crime is a stressful experience. You may need clarification about what you should do next and whether or not you should speak to the police. To ensure your legal rights are protected in situations like these, it is essential to know your rights. Every Canadian citizen has rights, which are outlined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. These rights are in place to protect your privacy and liberty and form part of the foundation of the Canadian legal system. If you do not know your rights and how to use them to protect yourself, you could be at risk of putting yourself in greater legal jeopardy. So, do you have to speak with the police when you are arrested in Saskatchewan? In most cases, we recommend not speaking to the police without speaking with a lawyer first, especially if you are being accused of or charged with a crime. The criminal lawyers at Andrews Benko & Associates are here to provide you with the information you need to know if the police stop you so you can protect your rights. Read on to learn more. Read More>>
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Andrews Benko & Associates
Address: 300-2184 12th Ave., Regina SK S4P 0M5