Brian Hurley is one of two executive members from Alberta on the CCCDL. Mr. Hurley brings to the CCCDL a great deal of experience and involvement in the Alberta legal community. He is the past president of the Alberta Criminal Trial Lawyers Association and he served as an executive member of the Alberta Criminal Trial Lawyers Association for ten years. He has been the defence representative on a number of National and Alberta committees involved in the maintenance and reform of the justice system. Brian is also a frequent guest and contributor for newspaper, radio and television articles on criminal justice issues. He has been a sessional lecturer at the University of Alberta, where he taught Introduction to Criminal Law. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Alberta and Grant McEwan University. He has been a lecturer at legal seminars for the Law Society of Alberta and the Alberta Criminal Trial Lawyers Association.
Brian is originally from Saskatchewan. He obtained his undergraduate degree from St. Thomas Moore College at the University of Saskatchewan and attended Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario where he obtained his law degree. Brian has been a practicing criminal defence lawyer since 1993. He has spent his entire legal career at the law firm of Aloneissi O’Neill Hurley. His legal practice is devoted entirely to the practice of defending the criminally accused.
Brian has handled all manner of criminal cases throughout Western and Northern Canada. He has appeared before all levels of Trial Courts in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and the North West Territories. Brian has also appeared before the Court of Appeal in Alberta on many occasions.
Mr. Hurley conducts trials on all criminal charges as well as serious regulatory offences. A great deal of his practice involves the defence of impaired drivers. Mr. Hurley has conducted more than one thousand impaired trials over his career. In addition, Brian has been involved in many psychiatric cases. He has successfully advanced the defence of Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder on numerous murder charges and other serious criminal charges.