Ryan Patmore


About Ryan Patmore

Ryan Patmore is a criminal defence lawyer practicing defending those charged with criminal offences throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and interior British Columbia. A born and raised Calgarian, he spent much of his life in the Okanagan Valley where he has extended his practice. Mr. Patmore is fluent in French, and accepts Legal Aid and private retainers throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Law Society of Saskatchewan, the Law Society of British Columbia, and the Calgary Defence Lawyers Association.

Mr. Patmore obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the University of Calgary. He then attended Law School at the University of Manitoba where he excelled at Criminal Law and Procedure and received Honourary recognition for his advocacy skills and exceptional performance in moot court competitions.

Mr. Patmore’s career in Criminal Defence began with Legal Aid, where he committed himself to providing access to justice for hundreds of people charged with offences under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and other Provincial statutes. In that capacity, he had carriage of minor to extremely complex criminal cases very early on in his career, and successfully defended his clients in Courts and Tribunals throughout the Prairies. This also allowed him to provide mentorship to law students, and gain valuable insight working alongside some of the brightest legal minds in Canada. Through this invaluable experience, Mr. Patmore became adept early on at identifying weaknesses in the Crown cases against his clients, and exposing violations of their legal rights guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Mr. Patmore is able to offer his clients a unique perspective as Defence Counsel through his years of experience working alongside members of the Judiciary, and from both sides of the adversarial system. He worked as a Judicial Clerk in the Criminal Division of the Provincial Court of Alberta for several years, and was subsequently selected to assist senior Crown Prosecutors in the Criminal Intake Unit of Manitoba Justice through all stages of the preparation of complex, high profile criminal cases in Provincial and Superior Courts.

Mr. Patmore has extensive criminal trial experience arguing in Courts across Canada, including the Provincial Court of Manitoba, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and the Alberta Court of Appeal. He is actively engaged in the complex and evolving area of Criminal Charter litigation and has lectured law students at the Alberta Bar Admission Course on all matters germane to criminal advocacy and trial strategy.

Mr. Patmore has the necessary knowledge and skills to advance the best defences in any criminal case. Throughout his diverse career, he has successfully defended ALL criminal charges, including:

  • Impaired Driving/ Driving Over .08
  • Impaired Driving Causing Death/Bodily Harm
  • Driving Prohibitions
  • Fraud/Theft
  • Mischief
  • Possession/Trafficking/Production of Drugs
  • Serious Personal Injury Offences (Assault, Assault with a Weapon, Aggravated Assault)
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide
  • Firearms/Weapons Offences
  • Youth Criminal Justice matters

Mr. Patmore is passionate about defending the rights of his clients, and understands the anxiety, uncertainty, and potentially devastating effect criminal charges can have on individuals and their families. He will take the time to present you with a realistic assessment of your case, and work tirelessly to provide you the best possible defence.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Driving Offences
  • Domestic Assaults and Violent Crime
  • Drug Offences including Possession and Trafficking
  • Fraud
  • Homicide
  • Firearm and Weapon Offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Theft, Mischief and Property Offences
  • Young Offender Charges


  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of Saskatchewan
  • Roster Lawyer, Legal Aid Alberta
  • Calgary Defence Lawyers Association
  • Calgary Bar Association


  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Calgary (2007)
  • Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Manitoba (2012)

Client Reviews

Michael Oykhman is a very professional lawyer and the first time I spoke to him he asked about my situation and he gave me some very helpful advice and assistance and also told me his odds of winning this case. During the days I was in contact with micheal I could feel the level of professionalism of him and his team, he is able to respond back to you with any questions you have within 24 hours. In the end he was as successful in helping me win my case as he had initially promised me.If you are still struggling to find a lawyer, I highly recommend Michael Oykhman.


Please give yourself a favour and contact Mr. Michael Oykhman if you need any legal advice or if you are in a terrible situation. Even-tough, the odds are not in your favour, still they will go extra miles to help you out in bad situation and get you favourable outcome. Moreover, They will work on your file even after the business hours. I don’t have words to say thanks to Mr. Michael oykhman and Kiran Cheema who had worked on my file and get me out of trouble. I’m very grateful for your assistance and exceptional service. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.


I am grateful that Ms. Moira McAvoy was my lawyer, and I remain thankful to her for everything. She made a successful resolution to my case possible. Ms. Moira McAvoy is a professional, trustworthy lawyer, and a compassionate person. She is an excellent listener and knowledgeable of the law. From the start, she was an excellent guide. I did not know anything about the legal system and court, and she outlined everything clearly in advance, so I could understand things. She never rushed me through anything. She spoke clearly, explained everything, considered what I said, and provided options and advice. She kept me up to date on new information, requirements, and deadlines. She was always positive and this helped so much.


Ryan Patmore and his team are simply the best. I was bullied by CPS in 2020 and it landed me with three separate charges, assault, refusal to blow and DUI, which all went down as I was parked at a friends. After some research and a conversation with Michael, he directed me towards Ryan and at the time I didn’t know that would be a game changer in my favour! He is honest, transparent, helpful and a brilliant mind. He successfully appealed my license suspension with ATSB and then proceeded to get the crown to dismiss all my charges before trial. I never had to step foot inside a courtroom. If you are in need of a criminal defence lawyer, don’t think twice, get in touch with this firm and ask for Ryan Patmore! The guy is an absolute saviour.


Joseph Beller, from the very beginning when I first contacted and then retained Joseph as my representative I felt I was in good hands. When I emailed him with a question. I got a prompt response. We communicated often on the phone as needed. Joseph kept me informed as to the process. He made sure I knew all the potential results so I knew and could plan for the different outcomes. I know this his his job. But appreciate his professionalism and also his ability to not make me feel any extra stress. Well done.