Michel Fontaine was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He graduated from The University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and graduated from University of Calgary Law School with his Law Degree (LL.B). He was called to the Alberta Bar in 1991 and has practiced almost exclusively in the area of criminal law. He is currently a very active member of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association in Edmonton, Alberta.
Over the course of his celebrated career, Mr. Fontaine has represented many individuals charged with serious criminal offenses, including impaired driving, drug offenses and violent offenses. He has appeared in Courts throughout Alberta, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. With over 25 years of experience and a prominent reputation, Michel is well prepared to represent you to the fullest degree, regardless of your charges.
Michel Fontaine believes that a successful criminal lawyer is one that is well prepared and willing to advance arguments before the courts tactfully, eloquently and forcefully.
His commitment to his clients is his number one priority, which is why he takes a client-focused approach to his practice. He believes a well educated client is important and therefore a great deal of time is spent in the initial stages informing his clients on what to expect through the criminal process. Michel Fontaine’s experience in conducting many trials in the Provincial Court of Alberta and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, as well as the ethical standards he follows in defending his clients, allows his clients to have confidence that they are being properly and effectively represented.
If you have any questions about your case, or would like to arrange for an initial interview, contact Michel Fontaine immediately. He can assist you through this complicated and often stressful part of the criminal law process.
Areas of Practice
- Impaired Driving
- Drug Offences
- Sex Offences
- Violent Offences
- Youth Crimes
- Traffic Violations
- Alberta, 1991
- University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
- The University of Alberta
- B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of Alberta, 1991 – Present
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, Member