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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 is a highly respected defence lawyer who became a member of the Law Society of Alberta in 1991. He has years of experience and significant recognition for his practice in Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench. He defends people accused of Criminal Code offences in Edmonton and throughout the Province of Alberta in matters of impaired driving cases and drug offences.

He maintains the highest standard of legal representation — from the moment a client steps in his office with a case, to its conclusion. He works diligently to uphold justice and provide a vigorous defence; he has built his reputation on successfully fighting to achieve positive results and protecting the liberties of his clients. Many people who hire Michel are referrals, a testament to his skill and ability in securing favorable outcomes.

If you are facing charges for a criminal offence, you need to call Michel Fontaine today for a consultation to find out how he can help you handle the process of navigating the criminal justice system in Alberta. He leaves no stone unturned, and he will courageously and tirelessly provide the best possible defence for any client.

Areas of Service:

Michel Fontaine can accept clients from communities all over Alberta, including:

  • Edmonton & the surrounding areas
  • Ft. McMurray
  • Grande Prairie
  • Bonnyville
  • Cold Lake
  • Lloydminster




Michel Fontaine will approach your case with the advantages of his experience, quality of work and the reputation he has built through years of practicing law in Alberta.

His Experience – Michel joined the Law Society of Alberta in 1991. He has acquired an extensive body of legal knowledge through defending his clients in the courtroom. He works diligently on keeping current on legal trends and ever-changing case law to secure positive results for clients.

His Quality of Work – Michel delivers exceptional quality legal representation from his initial analysis of a case, research and courtroom performance. He is devoted to defending his clients’ freedom.

His Reputation – Michel is a well-respected lawyer in Alberta and has earned his exceptional status by working closely with his clients and tirelessly pursuing justice on their behalf to achieve the best possible outcome.

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

Impaired driving – He passionately defends clients who have been charged with impaired driving offences to avoid the loss of driving privileges, fines and jail time.

Drug offences – He passionately and vigorously defends individuals who have been accused of all drug offenses under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. If a person is convicted of trafficking offences a substantial jail term is generally imposed.

Crimes of violence offences – He has many years of experience defending individuals charged with assault, assault bodily harm, aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, sexual assault and murder. In recent years there have been more and more sexual assault charges. Sexual assault charges require an experienced criminal trial lawyer to navigate the difficult evidentiary issues that frequently arise in a criminal trial.

Michel Fontaine is thoroughly familiar with every facet of the criminal justice system in Alberta. He has conducted over a dozen jury trials in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta. He has had much success representing his clients before juries because of his keen ability to relate to members of the public on an intellectual and emotional level.

Michel Fontaine’s tenacious yet respectful approach in court has culminated in many favourable outcomes for his clients and has also gained the respect of many members of the judiciary, resulting in many significant victories in Provincial Court, the Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal.

There is no case that's too complicated for Michel Fontaine to handle and overcome. The more complex the case, the more he will rely on his skill, experience, dedication and work ethic to ensure a client is given a thorough and well-prepared defence if a case should head to trial.

Contact a skilled and capable Edmonton-based criminal defence lawyer today.

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.