Rod J.A. Gregory
Rod Gregory is a partner of the Davidson Gregory Tralenberg Law Firm and has been practicing criminal law since 1990. Born in Edmonton and raised in Kelowna, BC, he received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law Degrees from the University of Alberta. He was called to the Alberta Bar in 1990. Practicing criminal law primarily in Alberta, Mr. Gregory has also defended cases in Ontario, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
Mr. Gregory defends drugs and narcotics cases, firearms and serious Criminal Code offences, money laundering legislation, tax evasion and commercial crime. He is also experienced with jury trials and allegations of sexual assault. He has also defended many firearms owners and works closely with the National Firearms Association.
Mr. Gregory is an instructor at the Continuing Legal Education Society Intensive Advocacy Program and has been an instructor at the Law Society of Alberta Bar Admission Course and other Continuing Legal Education Society Seminars. As well, Mr. Gregory has presented papers to the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, the Canadian Bar Association (Criminal Law Justice Subsection), and national conferences in Las Vegas and Toronto.
As the past President of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, the second-largest defence lawyers’ organization in Canada, and a former active member of the executive, he has pursued a vested interest in ensuring the continuing education of defence counsel. He was also a member of the Criminal Law Legislative Review Committee Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association.
In 2003, Mr. Gregory was the Chair of the Legal Education Society of Alberta (LESA) Impaired Driving Seminar, attracting speakers from the Judiciary and the top criminal defence lawyers in impaired driving law including top US lawyer, William “Bubba” Head.
Mr. Gregory is a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) the national defence lawyers’ organization based in the United States. He is also a former member and Canadian delegate of the National College of DUI Defense, an American defence lawyers’ organization specializing in the defence of impaired driving cases, where he attends their annual seminar at Harvard Law School.
Maintaining an active interest in his own legal education, Mr. Gregory attends criminal law conferences for defence lawyers across North America and his own local jurisdiction. In 1995, he attended the intensive and top-ranked Trial Practice Institute at the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia. He attends the annual NACDL DUI seminar, the York University (Toronto) Search and Seizure Symposium, and the Proceeds of Crime Symposium hosted by York University.
Mr. Gregory has defended clients in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories, and Ontario. If you have been charged with an offence under the Criminal Code or Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, or if you have been charged with a regulatory offence, contact Mr. Gregory.