Phone: 780-221-6928, extension 1
Shawn practices exclusively in criminal defence. He has trial experience in defending impaired driving offences, drug offences, technology crimes, murder, assaults, sexual assault and other sexual offences, property offences, fraud, and various other offences from the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and other related legislation. Shawn has been successful at all levels of court in the Province of Alberta.
Besides having a general practice of criminal defence, Shawn has a relatively unique area of practice in technology related crimes. Before becoming a lawyer, Shawn spent a number of years in the Information Technology sector, working for numerous large telecommunications companies, eventually coming to Edmonton to work for IBM. Shawn’s technology background has given him expertise into the workings of web and social media (such as Facebook and Instagram), email, instant messaging, internet networking, text messaging, cellular telephones and smartphones (hardware, software and cellular tower networks), GPS, image manipulation and reconstruction, and many other forms of consumer and industrial technology. Shawn has built a network of forensic analysts, IT architects, and telecommunications experts to help successfully defend his clients and combat police manipulation of digital information.