Ryan Patmore, Lawyer

>>Ryan Patmore, Lawyer
Ryan Patmore, Lawyer 2019-11-06T16:13:14+00:00

Tel: (403) 266 4440    Cell: (403) 992 4184
Fax: (403) 234 0337   Email: ryanpatmore@so-law.ca

About Ryan Patmore

Ryan Patmore is a Calgary and interior BC based criminal lawyer practicing exclusively in the area of defending those charged with criminal offences throughout Alberta 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 and British Columbia. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, 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.

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Allama Bhuiyan
Allama Bhuiyan
02:15 08 Sep 20
Dylan helped my family so much we are very grateful for his services. He was quick and very fair with charges.
Melissa anderson
Melissa anderson
21:18 16 Jan 20
Dylan Finlay is an professional and effective criminal defence lawyer. Dylan was my lawyer for an assault charge and... was excellent throughout the entire process. He advised me how to turn myself in and what to expect, and then helped me build a case while I waited for trial. He was responsive to my emails and his confidence and knowledge relieved my stress. Furthermore, he was reasonable priced for the quality of defence he provides. I am very thankful for his services and got a favourable result on my case. I highly recommend his services.read more
Rahul Chowdhury
Rahul Chowdhury
23:21 12 Dec 19
Don’t hesitate. Just hire Dylan Finlay.He is the best in the business. Knowledgeable, affordable and always... reachable. I would definitely recommend him for his support and great service.read more
EMR PRO
EMR PRO
20:54 26 Nov 19
After meeting with multiple criminal lawyers in Toronto I retained Dylan Finlay. My case just ended with a very... favourable resolution after following the legal process that Dylan described at our first meeting. I would recommend Dylan Finlay to my friends and family and appreciate Dylan's professionalism.read more
Ben Fjorka
Ben Fjorka
19:47 06 Nov 19
My lawyer was Dylan Finlay. He was excellent. His advice and professionalism secured me an extremely favorable... outcome in my case. Even more so than I originally thought possible due to some aggravating circumstances. I would highly recommend this firm. Dylan was available throughout the entire process by phone and email. I never once felt like my money was wasted, on the contrary. It was well spent. Going through the court process can be a tedious process. Dylan made the navigation much easier.read more
Pira Suri
Pira Suri
23:02 11 Oct 19
If you need a defence lawyer for anything then Dylan is the person you need to see. I was was facing a very difficult... case that involved assault with bodily harm which I was sure wasn't going to end well for me. However, Dylan presented my case to the judge at trial with great professionalism and with his great expertise in Law convinced the judge that I was not guilty. Throughout my whole ordeal, Dylan had been working behind the scene to built a solid defence for me. This really helped me out because it meant I did not have to get involved and have this problem control my life. Dylan relieved my stress and answered all my questions with the right answers to put me at ease. He was always available when ever I needed and would answer my emails right away.My words here cannot truly describe how great Dylan is, but I would highly highly highly recommend him to defend your case!read more
Omer Khan
Omer Khan
19:33 22 Jul 19
Dylan Finlay is an amazing legal representative and person.I was facing a challenging trial. After getting to speak... with Dylan he alleviated all of my stress and concern that burdened me. He provided valuable knowledge and was very intelligent and that eased my stress of the approaching Trial Court Dates . He provided an abundance of research and paperwork, he just had that intelligent edge and legal insight that was commendable. He was very kind and a pleasure too speak with and very personable. Look no further! The legal services provided to me by Dylan was an absolute success. Dylan returned my life back to me. He got me out of a very challenging situation. No matter how much I would thank you Dylan, you are the best 🙂read more
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