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Mckay, Ian, Partner, McKay Ferg, McKay Ferg LLP
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Ian Mckay

Partner, McKay Ferg
Calgary, Alberta

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McKay Ferg LLP
Suite 1800 639 5 Ave SW Calgary, Alberta, T2P 0M9
Hours of Operation
Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Ian McKay, Calgary Criminal Lawyer

Ian McKay is a highly respected and successful criminal defence lawyer based in Calgary, Alberta and works with a variety of criminal cases, including trials, appeals, regulatory defence, and advising businesses on criminal law. He has a wealth of experience and expertise, having argued cases in the Supreme Court of Canada and representing clients in multiple provinces and territories across the country. In addition to his busy law practice, Mr. McKay is also an instructor at the University of Calgary Faculty of Law and lectures at the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law in Kamloops, British Columbia.

Mr. McKay is honoured to be one of two case reviewers in Alberta for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (“AIDWYC”). In this role, Mr. McKay is tasked with reviewing the case files of individuals convicted of murder to ascertain whether a potential wrongful conviction has occurred.


Biography of Calgary Criminal Lawyer, Ian McKay

Ian McKay

Ian McKay's career in law began in Regina, where he worked as a litigation lawyer. He later moved to Calgary and worked at the national law firm Miller Thomson LLP and a top construction law boutique in Canada. Eventually, his passion for criminal law led him to accept a position as a Crown prosecutor in Calgary, where he prosecuted a wide range of cases, from summary offences to major sexual assaults and murders. In 2006, Ian McKay left the Crown prosecutor's office to focus exclusively on criminal defence and has since built a reputation as an expert in the field, successfully defending clients charged with various offences under the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Ian McKay has also consulted on cases in the United States, specifically in the state of Colorado.

Ian McKay has a strong background in both prosecution and defence, which gives him a unique perspective on criminal cases. He is skilled in handling complex criminal prosecutions involving electronic searches, drug offences, and corporate crimes. Prior to starting his own firm, McKay Ferg LLP, he worked with renowned criminal defence lawyers C.D. Evans, Q.C., Patrick C. Fagan, Q.C., and A. Clayton Rice, Q.C. at Evans Fagan Rice McKay.