Strategy matters. A specialist in the courtroom and in parliament. Michael’s adversaries never know what hit them.

Michael Spratt, C.S.

Partner, Certified Specialist (Criminal Law)

Michael is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law and a partner at Abergel Goldstein & Partners LLP.

Michael’s laid-back charm disarms the toughest witnesses and has an irresistible effect on judges and juries alike. Michael has developed a broad-ranging criminal litigation practice, and has appeared before all levels of court. He has defended cases ranging from simple assaults to complex murders, and has had particular success before juries.

Michael was describe as a ‘brilliant lawyer‘ in Canada’s House of Commons and he frequently appears as an expert witness before the House of Commons and the Senate, providing expert evidence on criminal-law policy and legislation. In 2018 Michael was awarded the Senate 150th Medal for “his professional expertise and experience to help craft some of the most complex pieces of Canadian policy and legislation.”

Michael is an award winning blogger and is often sought out by the media for his insights on justice issues. He has written for iPolitics, the National Post, the Ottawa SunCanadian Lawyer.

Michael is also a co-hosts of the award winning popular legal and political podcast The Docket.

Michael has served as a director of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. He later served as a treasurer, and vice-president, of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa. He has been a guest instructor at the University of Ottawa law school, Carleton University, and Algonquin College and has presented at numerous professional education conferences.

Michael was called to the Bar in 2005 after attending law school at Dalhousie University and articling in Toronto at the well-known criminal law firm Hicks Block Adams.

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OUR EXPERTISE

In a criminal trial, there is no room for mistakes. We are experienced criminal lawyers, ready to handle any type of charge - from impaired driving to murder. And if you have been convicted, it’s not over yet. Clients convicted of every kind of criminal offence put their faith in our criminal appeal team to deliver the just result they were denied at trial.

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We offer comprehensive criminal legal service to help with every kind of case and every type of crime, from theft to murder, from the first phone call from the police station to when the jury foreman says "not guilty." Your case is the most important case.

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We only do criminal law, and we do it well. Each defense and appeal lawyer at AGP will fight for your freedom, your rights, and your reputation. We have fought the toughest cases, from the trial courts to the Supreme Court of Canada. When you retain counsel from AGP you retain experienced, expert, respected counsel.

CRIMINAL LAWYERS BASED IN OTTAWA

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ABERGEL GOLDSTEIN & PARTNERS LLP

116 Lisgar Street, Suite 200
Ottawa, ON K2P 0C2
Tel: (613) 235-9779
Fax: (613) 235-8317
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