Calgary Defence Attorney

Maureen McConaghy, QC

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About Maureen

Maureen received both her undergraduate and law degree from the University of Alberta Edmonton. After a short time in private practise in Calgary, Maureen joined the Prosecutor’s Office. She initially worked in the Youth Court and then transferred to the Adult Prosecutions where she handled almost every kind of criminal case including thefts, assaults, robberies, break and enter charges, driving offences, domestic violence, and several high profile cases including stalking, torture, sexual assault and murders.

Maureen was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004.

Maureen has been doing defence work since 2006. She has successfully defended clients at all levels of court in Alberta. Maureen also frequently gets referrals from other lawyers to assist them. In addition, Maureen has also mentored several young lawyers as they have followed their passion into criminal law.

Maureen has been an active volunteer in the Calgary community.

Professional memberships:

Calgary Bar Association and the Criminal Defence Lawyer’s Association.



What I Will Do

Maureen understands the stress and anxiety both to you and your loved ones when you’re charged with an offence or under investigation. If you get a criminal record it can affect your future. It can affect your job, your freedom, your ability to travel. It can result in jail time, significant fines, or license suspensions.

Maureen understands that many offences are directly related to mental health or addictions issues and this further adds to the stress and confusion of the situation.

Maureen will work together with you to develop the best strategy for you. She will explain the criminal justice system to you, the charges you are facing, the possible outcomes and work with you to help you make informed, effective decisions. If help is needed for mental health or addictions issues she can refer you to community resources or counselling.

If you are in custody or in hospital Maureen will arrange to meet with you via close circuit conferencing, if in-person meetings are not possible.

Maureen will work as hard as possible to help you through this difficult time and give you the best defence possible. She is committed to protecting your rights and fighting for your freedom.

Maureen is committed to being honest with you. She will give you straight talk about what you are facing. Her goal is to help you get your life back.


Proudly Serving

Calgary and Surrounding Areas

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