R. Kent Haryett
R. Kent Haryett is a professional criminal lawyer who is a firm believer in the presumption of innocence and he has over 20 years’ experience defending people charged with criminal offences. At Haryett & Company, Kent works hard to protect individuals from losing their freedoms and rights in an often uncaring and debilitating criminal system.
Kent is excellent at reading the situation to determine what is required to achieve the best results for you. His client-focused approach means that he will listen to your needs and aim to achieve the best result that fits within your interests and the law. An experienced negotiator, Kent’s philosophy incorporates the firm belief that the best results are achieved out of court, through firm and artful discussions with Crown Prosecutor’s and witnesses. Up front and direct, he is able to act as your guide through the often confusing process. Kent is thorough and diligent, and will talk to you in a language you understand, offering professional and knowledgeable choices after a meticulous review of your case. He diligently keeps current on the ever changing developments in criminal law so that he can best serve his clients. While based in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Kent has travelled all over Western Canada representing individuals at all levels of Court.
Kent gives seminars to other criminal lawyers, teaching them the insights he’s gained by pushing the boundaries of the law. Kent is also deeply committed to the legal process and the interests of justice through his contributions to the Legal Aid system, his continuous commitment to the articling process and young lawyers, and his advice and interactions with members of the University of Alberta’s Student Legal Services. Kent also annually contributes his time and expertise to the Western Canada Trial Moot, helping to judge practice rounds and pick and coach the University of Alberta contingent. His tireless efforts have repeatedly demonstrated a deep commitment and contribution to the legal system, while continuously striving to assist individuals with negotiating what can be an incredibly confusing and scary process.
Kent has travelled extensively, enjoying exotic places, fine wines, and new experiences. His worldly perspective and experience allows him to approach the practice of criminal law with understanding and acceptance. He has developed a firm of young and talented lawyers who are creative, diligent, ethical, and above all, professional, having learned these skills through careful education from their principle, Kent Haryett. Contacting Kent and his firm is the first step in protecting yourself, and your interests. Offering a free consultation, Kent and his team are willing to discuss your matter and plan your next step.