Who We Are

The Firm Walks Towards the Camera

Founded in 2012, this Alberta law firm has grown to embody the finest traditions of criminal law practice in Edmonton.

Since then, the barristers at Bottos Law Group have been involved in many of the most-high profile criminal law cases in Edmonton and Alberta. The firm represents individuals accused of any crime, and no matter is too small or too serious to be considered. Learn more about how our lawyers can help you by reading our client reviews.

Want to work with one of the top criminal law firms in Edmonton? Learn more about our articling positions and how to apply here.

Meet the lawyers of Bottos Law Group

Dino Bottos, K.C.

Dino Bottos K.C., Lawyer

Dino Bottos is a skilled lawyer who has honed his practice from painstaking and detailed preparation in advance of trial, keen study and understanding of Canadian criminal law and evidence, and excellence in courtroom presentation and advocacy. For over 25 years, Mr. Bottos has distinguished himself in all facets of criminal defence litigation and has successfully defended clients charged with murder, assault, sexual assault, impaired driving related offences, drug offences, robbery, fraud, and other serious crimes.

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Austin Corbett

Austin Corbett, Lawyer

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 including Murder, Fraud, Drug Offences, and Sexual Assault. He has experience with Jury trials, and has represented clients in all levels of court in both Alberta and the NWT.

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Will van Engen

Will van Engen, Lawyer

Will van Engen graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2015 and completed his articles at Bottos Law Group. During law school, Mr. van Engen focused on criminal and constitutional law. He completed a number of advanced courses, including Advanced Evidence, Advanced Criminal Trial Advocacy, and Advanced Criminal Law. In his final year, he represented the University of Alberta at Canada’s premiere criminal law appellate moot, the Gale Cup, placing third overall and receiving the Peter Cory Factum Prize for best overall written argument.

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Jacqueline Petrie

Jacqueline Petrie, Lawyer

Ms. Petrie graduated with a law degree in 1990 from the University of British Columbia. After graduating, Ms. Petrie articled to and was a litigation associate with a leading Vancouver insurance defence firm before returning to her home province of Alberta. After being admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1994, Ms. Petrie worked as a litigation associate with an Edmonton civil law firm in the area of bankruptcy, insolvency and foreclosure before undertaking a legal research and opinion consultancy service working with both civil and criminal lawyers. In 2016, Ms. Petrie joined Bottos Law Group as Associate Counsel where she has been involved in all areas of criminal law, most notably cases involving mental health law, and has appeared at all levels of court as well as before administrative and adjudicative tribunals.

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Matthew Ackerman

Matt Ackerman, Lawyer

Matt Ackerman graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law in 2021. Prior to joining Bottos Law Group, Matt completed his articles under the mentorship of prominent defence lawyer Mr. Peter J. Royal K.C.

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Brandon Blenkarn

Brandon Blenkarn, Lawyer

Brandon Blenkarn graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Law as the bronze medalist for the class of 2023. He is currently serving his period of articles under the mentorship of Mr. Dino Bottos, K.C.

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