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Experience. Integrity. Results.

Michel G. Fontaine

(780) 424-8600

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Edmonton Criminal Lawyer Defending Your Freedom

Experienced lawyer committed to excellence in protecting your liberty

Michel Fontaine defends the accused in Edmonton and throughout the Province of Alberta in matters of criminal law, impaired driving cases and drug offences. Michel Fontaine is a highly respected criminal defence lawyer who became a member of the Law Society of Alberta in 1991 giving him years of experience and significant recognition for his practice in Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench.  

He maintains the highest standard of legal representation for each client — from case inception to conclusion.  He works diligently to ensure that justice is served, and he has built his reputation on successfully fighting to achieve positive results for those whose liberties have been threatened. Many of his clients are referrals, a testament to his skill and ability in securing favorable outcomes.

If you have been charged with a crime, call Michel Fontaine today for a consultation, and find out how he can help you.  Michel Fontaine leaves no stone unturned.  He will courageously and tirelessly ensure you are provided the best possible defence.


Respected lawyer providing the highest caliber of legal representation

Michel Fontaine will approach your case with the advantage of his:

Reputation – He is a well-respected lawyer and has earned his exceptional status by working closely with his clients and tirelessly pursuing justice on your behalf.  He is capable of ensuring that you achieve the best possible outcome.

Experience – Michel Fontaine brings to your case an extensive body of knowledge informed by becoming a member of the Law Society of Alberta in 1991.  He acknowledges and embodies the importance of keeping current on legal trends and ever-changing case law to secure good results.

Quality – Through his reputation, experience and knowledge, he delivers exceptional-quality legal representation, and he is devoted to defending his clients’ freedom.

Dedicated to various criminal defence matters

Michel Fontaine has many years of courtroom experience in the following areas:

Crime of violence – Murder, aggregated assault, assault with a weapon, sexual assault, etc.  Michel Fontaine is thoroughly familiar with every facet of the criminal justice system.  He has conducted over a dozen jury trials in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta.  He has had a great deal of success representing his clients before juries in Alberta.  His ability to relate to the men and women on juries reflects Michel Fontaine’s keen ability to relate to members of the public at intellectual and emotional levels.

Michel Fontaine also has gained the respect of members of the judiciary resulting in many significant victories in Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal.

Michel Fontaine’s tenacious yet respectful approach in court has resulted in many favourable outcomes for his clients.  Many cases are won and lost in cross-examination.  Michel Fontaine’s art of effective cross-examination is a product of years of dedication to becoming the very best in his field.

There is no case too complicated for Michel Fontaine to overcome.  The more complicated and complex the case, the more Michel Fontaine will rely on his skill, experience and work ethic to ensure his clients are given a thorough and well prepared defence.

Impaired driving – He helps clients who have been charged with impaired driving avoid jail time and pay reduce fines, and he works to secure your driving privileges.  Recently, Michel Fontaine has insisted the RCMP provide him with in car digital videos to capture the best evidence in his impaired driving cases.  In those cases where the RCMP have not produced the in car digital video the Crown has either withdrawn the case or more recently in a case R. v. Ingram Judge Saccomani ruled the RCMP violated Mr. Ingram’s constitutional right pursuant to Section 7 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  The result was the Court stayed the charges against Mr. Ingram and Mr. Ingram was able to resume his driving privileges.  This is an example of how effective Michel Fontaine is in defending anybody charged with impaired driving.

Drug offences – He defends individuals who have been accused of drug offences such as drug possession, trafficking, manufacturing and sale.

Contact a skilled and capable Edmonton criminal lawyer today.

To schedule a consultation, call Michel G. Fontaine Barrister at 780-424-8600 today or contact us online.