Rick Muenz

Rick Muenz

Lawyer
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Phone:
587-316-1499
Fax:
403-234-0337
Email:
Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyer Rick Muenz is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and the Law Society of British Columbia. Mr. Muenz has successfully defended cases in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. He has practiced law in these provinces for over 20 years, but now his main focus is in Calgary and the surrounding rural communities.

Mr. Muenz has practiced exclusively criminal law since 1992 and has devoted himself to the area of impaired driving law for more than 15 years. During this time, Mr. Muenz has been a volunteer and instructor at the Alberta Law Society Bar Admission Course and has lectured at the University of Calgary Law School concerning impaired driving. He has addressed the Canadian Bar Association Criminal Law Subsection and has assisted with the new recruit class of the Calgary Police Service in preparing for dealing with impaired driving cases.

Mr. Muenz has appeared and successfully defended his clients in all levels of court in Canada including:

Traffic Court
Provincial Court (Criminal division)
Provincial Court (Youth division)
The Court of Queen's Bench (Including more than 40 jury trials)
The Court of Queen's Bench Summary Conviction Appeals
The Alberta Court of Appeal
The Supreme Court of Canada

To be noted, Mr. Muenz has also appeared in other quasi judicial and administrative bodies, such as, the Driver Control Board, the Traffic Safety Board, and the Law Enforcement Review Board.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defence

Bar Admissions

  • Alberta, 1993
  • Supreme Court of Canada

Education

  • University of Calgary Faculty of Law, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    • Juris Doctor

Published Works

  • Contributor to the book, "A Parent's Handbook Concerning Drug Use" (author Dr. K. Wayne Hindmarsh Ph. D., current Dean of the College of Pharmacy University of Toronto)

Classes/Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, 2015
  • Lectured at Numerous Seminars, Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA)
  • Lectured, Impaired Driving, University of Calgary Law School
  • Volunteer and Instructor, Law Society of Alberta Bar Admission Course
  • Canadian Bar Association Criminal Law Subsection

Honors and Awards

  • Contributor, "A Parent's Handbook Concerning Drug Use" (author Dr. K. Wayne Hindmarsh Ph. D., current Dean of the College of Pharmacy University of Toronto.)
  • Speaker, Parents Research Institute for Drug Education (P.R.I.D.E.)
  • Invited to Parliment by the late Governor General of Canada, the Honourable Ramon John Hnatyshyn, for his part in speaking out for his assistance in helping Canada's youth in the area of drug abuse.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Alberta, Member
  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Criminal Defence Lawyers Association, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, Alberta Law Society Bar Admission Course