Andrew Bieman is an associate at the firm. He started articling with the firm after graduating from the University of Alberta Law School with his Law Degree (Juris Doctor Degree) in 2022. Before law school, Andrew graduated from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) in Political Science.
During his time in law school, Andrew focused his studies on criminal law, and quasi-criminal law. He completed courses in criminal procedure, bail, advanced evidence, mental health law, prison Law, advanced criminal law, and constitutional litigation.
Andrew also gained practical experience in all three years of law school as a volunteer and, in the summer months, as an employee working for the Student Legal Services Criminal Law Project. In his second year of law school, Andrew worked as a Student Legal Service Day leader defending individuals charged with various criminal offences. In his third year of law school, Andrew was one of two Student Legal Services Criminal Law Project Coordinators. In this role, he continued to defend individuals charged with criminal offences while supporting other law student volunteer caseworkers. His experience at Student Legal Services confirmed his passion for criminal law.
While articling, Andrew has clients who he defends against various criminal charges such as property offences, assaults, impaired driving, and weapons offenses. He has also assisted lawyers at the firm on cases where clients have been charged with criminal offences including murder, sexual assault, and fraud. Most notably, Andrew has been granted leave by the Courts to assist counsel at “second chair” at lengthy and complex murder and sexual assault trials.
In addition, Andrew has defended clients detained under the Alberta Mental Health Act along with people issued driving suspensions for impaired driving under SafeRoads Alberta.
Andrew understands the stress that comes from being charged with a criminal or regulatory offense and he is committed to ensuring his clients are heard and receive the best possible outcome.