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Curtis Mennie

Curtis Mennie is a passionate and dedicated criminal defence lawyer who will fight for your rights. His practice focuses exclusively on defence work covering a wide range of offences.

Curtis Mennie obtained his bachelor’s degree in American Studies at the University of British Columbia prior to attending law school at the University of Saskatchewan. Before attending law school he worked at an organization for community inclusion where he advocated for employment rights of the developmentally delayed. During law school Curtis Mennie’s attention was focused on advocacy in criminal law. He competed in the two criminal law moots available, the Sopinka Cup trial moot and the Gale Cup appellant moot. He worked at the legal clinic CLASSIC (Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon’s Inner City) in Saskatoon where he ran his first criminal trials and advocated in various tribunals. And he worked with Mark Bryaford, Q.C. on a directed studies course where he wrote a research paper under the criminal law case of R v N.S., [2012] 3 SCR 726.   

Following law school, Curtis Mennie articled at Foster Iovinelli Beyak Kothari where he worked almost exclusively on the area of drinking and driving. This experience gave Curtis a deep understanding of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the impact individual rights have on criminal cases. After being called to the bar Curtis Mennie remained associated with Foster Iovinelli Beyak Kothari and began developing his own criminal law practice. He has experience in a wide range of criminal law and has successfully advocated at all levels of Court in Alberta.

Curtis Mennie is a member of the Calgary Defence Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar association. He also volunteers with the University of Calgary’s law school’s Sopinka Cup moot team.

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