Ruttan Bates is a law firm devoted to fearless advocacy. It defines us.
Throughout their careers, and since starting the firm in 2005, Jennifer Ruttan and Michael Bates have earned their reputations as leaders of the profession, with the knowledge, experience, and courage to take on the most difficult cases in some of the most challenging circumstances. Our lawyers are trusted advocates respected throughout the justice system; able to identify complex and unique legal issues, and successfully advance precedent-setting arguments.
Through our work as criminal trial lawyers in Calgary and being among the most experienced and respected criminal appeal lawyers in Alberta, the name Ruttan Bates has become synonymous with strength. As investigators, researchers, strategists, teachers of law students and lawyers, and most importantly as advocates, the lawyers of Ruttan Bates are known to provide the highest quality of service to our clients at all levels of courts and regulatory tribunals, including regularly appearing in the Supreme Court of Canada.
As a result, clients faced with incredibly difficult legal problems in widely diverse practice areas and from all across Canada come to Ruttan Bates to retain strength. For more information, review our site and contact us to schedule an appointment.
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We also often assist other lawyers who need help preparing materials for the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
If we cannot resolve your matter through negotiation then our criminal trial and appeal experience will ensure that you have the best possible representation in court.