Greg Dunn, Calgary Criminal Lawyer
Mr. Dunn is the managing and founding partner of the firm of Dunn & Associates, Criminal Defence Lawyers. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and his Law degree from University of Alberta. He has been practicing law since 1998.
Mr. Dunn started his legal career with Fraser Milner Casgrain, a national law firm, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. As the son of a retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer, Mr. Dunn’s true passion resides in criminal law. After three years of intensive work in civil and quasi-criminal litigation, Mr. Dunn joined the law firm of Bascom & Fagan with a view to focus exclusively on criminal defence work. At Bascom & Fagan, he was engaged in all forms of trial and appellate advocacy. The firm pioneered an approach to defending their clients. From the inception of his practice, he was called upon to conduct trials in Alberta’s highest courts. In addition to maintaining his regular practice, within his first year at criminal bar, he worked as co-counsel on more than four homicide trials; and on the largest cocaine importation case in the Alberta’s history.
After numerous successful trials and appeals, Mr. Dunn earned his place as a partner and the firm of Bascom Fagan & Dunn was formed. With the departure of Mr. Fagan and the Judicial appointment of Mr. Bascom, Mr. Dunn assumed the reigns of the long established criminal defence firm and today remains the firm’s senior and managing partner.
Mr. Dunn brings a vast array of criminal law experience to the counsel table. Along with his comprehensive understanding of case-law, he brings ‘street-smarts’ and the seasoned ability of a sage-counsel in marshalling a defence in support of his clients’ cases. Through his years of experience as a criminal barrister, Mr. Dunn has earned his reputation for his courtroom decorum, his relentless and innovative approach to defence work; and his proven ability to locate and expose weakness in prosecutions that have been otherwise viewed by many as “airtight” crown cases. Some of his successful cases include: R. v. Chan (Cocaine Trafficking and Proceeds of Crime); R. v. Sahota (Breach of Release Conditions); R. v. Pettman (Robbery) , R. v. Stankewich (Impaired Driving) and R. v. McCraken (Driving over the Legal limit).
In 2009, Mr. Dunn made Avenue Magazine’s inaugural “Top 40 Under 40”, dedicated to “… honour the brightest and most talented individuals under the age of 40 who are excelling in their careers, giving back to the community and raising the city’s profile.”
Mr. Dunn is heavily involved in the criminal justice community. He provided instruction and training to members of various policing agencies at the RCMP Search Warrant Course in “K” Division in Edmonton, Alberta. He is regularly consulted by various members of the Criminal bar and the Calgary media on his views and knowledge of criminal law and the manner in which it impacts Canadians (Alberta Prime Time) on his knowledge of criminal law.