a calgary defence lawyer with nearly two-decades of experience
David Chow is a graduate of the University of Calgary, where he studied both Philosophy and Law. As a graduate student in the Department of Philosophy he had the opportunity to teach both Ethics and Elementary Formal Logic.
David’s legal career began in 1999 while in law school with Student Legal Assistance (SLA). It continued in 2001 as student with Calgary Legal Guidance (CLG). His professional career started in 2002 with the Office of the Attorney General of Alberta. As a Crown Prosecutor he assumed the day-to-day conduct of criminal trials. In addition to prosecuting cases while employed with Alberta Justice, he participated in teaching classes in criminal law at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (S.A.I.T.).
In 2005 David departed the Crow Prosecutor’s Office, joining the office of Patrick C. Fagan, Q.C.. The firm eventually became Fagan & Chow and over the years transformed into Roulston Chow, where David practiced with Tonii Roulston, Andrea Urquhart, Robin McIntyre and others. David was the senior lawyer at Roulston Chow, where he remained until 2015. In 2016 David moved his office out of Calgary's Downtown Core to practice at his suburban Northwest location in Varsity.
With nearly two-decades of experience defending criminal cases, David Chow has defended the entire spectrum of criminal charges, including drug trafficking, conspiracy, possession for the purpose of trafficking, impaired driving, criminal negligence, all driving cases involving death or bodily injury, kidnapping, theft, fraud, all property offences and serious crimes of violence including manslaughter and murder. David Chow is one of a handful of Calgary criminal lawyers who has secured verdicts of "not guilty" to murder in multiple cases.
David Chow strongly believes in the importance of protecting our right to live in a free and democratic society. In his view, truly valuing Constitutional principles requires an acute appreciation of the core values underlying Canada’s system of criminal justice. In his view, the presumption of innocence, proof beyond a reasonable doubt and civil liberty must be assiduously protected.
Ironically, it is most often through the defence of persons charged with criminal offences that the most important tenets of a free society are recognized.
Evidence of David’s devotion is highlighted by numerous hard-fought success; many of which that can be located in various legal databases, including Lexis-Nexis Quicklaw, Carswell, CanLii and Westlaw.
David Chow is not merely a Calgary criminal lawyer, he is a Calgary impaired driving lawyer and Calgary drug lawyer. He routinely appears in Calgary Provincial Court, Calgary Provincial circuit points, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Alberta Court of Appeal. David has also appeared at the British Columbia Provincial Court, the Saskatchewan Provincial Court, the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. David regularly practices out of Cochrane, Calgary, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge.
If you need a criminal defence lawyer, let David Chow put his unique perspective, skill and experience to work for you. Call 403.452.8018.