Austin Corbett

Direct: 587-525-6755

Email: acorbett@bottoslaw.ca

Mr. Corbett is an experienced criminal lawyer practicing exclusively for the defence.  He is licensed to practice in both Alberta, and the Northwest Territories. Throughout his practice, Mr. Corbett has represented clients charged with a wide variety of Criminal offences, from minor tickets to extremely serious charges.  These charges include Murder, Fraud, Impaired DrivingDrug Offences, and in particular, Sexual Assault.

Court Experience

He has experience with both Judge and Jury trials, and has appeared in the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench, the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Court of Appeal of Alberta and the Supreme Court of Canada.  His practice is solely focused on Criminal Law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Mr. Corbett also holds unique experience and knowledge in difficult cases involving Internet crimes.  He has represented individuals in a number of reported court decisions regarding novel legal issues.

He graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. After completion of his articles at another law firm, he joined Bottos Law Group in August 2015.

Volunteer Work in Criminal Law

While at the University of Alberta, Mr. Corbett focused on criminal law and the law of evidence. Mr. Corbett undertook a number of additional projects centered on Criminal Law. He worked at the Youth Criminal Defence Office in 2013 and took part in the Sopinka Criminal Trial Moot in Vancouver, BC in 2014.

Mr. Corbett was active in the volunteer organization, Student Legal Services, which helps members of the community charged with criminal offences. During that time, he served as a Dayleader, helping individuals in 2012, and as the organization’s Executive Coordinator in 2013.  He now serves on the Board of Directors for that organization, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Alberta Prison Justice Society.

Awards and Memberships

Mr. Corbett was honoured with the Emery Jamieson LLP Award for his volunteer work in November 2013. He was also the recipient of the Sylvester C McGoey Criminal Law Memorial Bursary for 2014.

Mr. Corbett is a member of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, the Law Society of Alberta, and the Law Society of the Northwest Territories.  He travels regularly to the Northwest Territories for Legal Aid and private clients.

He is willing to speak with you anytime and is happy to meet free of charge.

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Criminal Law Practice Areas:

Education

  • McGill University, 2007, B Mus
  • University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, 2014, JD

Memberships & Associations

  • Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
  • Student Legal Services - Board of Directors
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of the Northwest Territories
  • Alberta Prison Justice Society - Board of Directors

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