Matthew Deshaye

Matthew Deshaye
Criminal Law

Matthew Deshaye

(403) 233-0443

Mr. Deshaye is an associate with the law firm of Dunn & Associates. He graduated with a degree in Justice Studies from Mount Royal College in 2006 and secured his degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of Manitoba in 2010 where he earned a number of coveted academic distinctions. Amongst his list of accolades, Mr. Deshaye was awarded the Irvin Goldman Prize in Criminal Law conferred by the University of Manitoba to recognize his top academic performance in his Criminal Law courses.  These achievements stem back to his undergraduate degree at Mount Royal College where he was placed on the Dean’s and President’s list for his accomplishments.

Mr. Deshaye put his academic abilities into action while working as a supervising law student for Legal Aid where he maintained carriage of a large volume of various criminal matters under the Criminal Code of Canada (the “Code”), and the Control Drug Substances Act (CDSA). Through this position, he developed the ability to think on his feet while raising the best possible defence available to his clients by exposing violations under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and Statutory weaknesses in the Crown’s case. Between 2006 and 2007, he was a clerk at Calgary’s Provincial Criminal Court where he became familiar with the various facets of the judicial system from an internal perspective.  

Since joining the firm of Dunn & Associates in 2010, Mr. Deshaye has gained extensive trial experience while successfully defending clients charged with a broad range of criminal offences including impaired driving, drug possession/trafficking/production, serious personal injury (assault, aggravated assault, assault with weapons, etc.) weapons, and sexual assault cases to name a few.

Mr. Deshaye's strong academic ability combined with his work ethic and ability to maintain grace under pressure have proven to be an effective combination of skills in ensuring the best possible outcome for his clients. He will work tirelessly to get the best result in your case and is committed to advancing every possible legal defence in an effort to beat your criminal charges or to minimize their consequences.

For a free 30 minute consultation regarding your criminal matters, Mr. Deshaye can be reached at 403-233-0443, [email protected]

Legal Assistant
(403) 233-0443 ext 21

Assistant to Gregory Dunn and Matt Deshaye

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October 2016
BY KEVIN MARTIN, POSTMEDIA NETWORK FIRST POSTED: MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 The lawyers for four men charged in a series of violent robberies -- including one where a store manager was kidnapped -- said Monday the charges should be stayed because of unreasonable delay. Defence counsel Shamsher Kothari, who represents Hasson Wilson, whom police have labelled the mastermind behind a series of offences, said the delay in the case has kept his client behind bars for... more
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October 2016
By Meghan Grant, CBC News First Posted: Oct 17, 2016 4 men arrested in 2014 for armed grocery robberies would have to wait until 2018 for trial Lawyers for four men accused of kidnapping, robbery and firearms offences are trying to convince a judge to let their clients walk free after a four-year delay in getting the case to trial. "The case was clearly mismanaged," said Shamsher Kothari, a defence lawyer for one of the accused. The arguments are being made as part... more
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