Ben Allison

Criminal Law

Ben is a criminal lawyer at Shory Law

Ben Allison is a seasoned criminal trial lawyer based in Calgary, Alberta. Ben has successfully defended clients in a wide range of criminal cases, including drug offences and violent crimes. He is known for his attention to detail, tireless work ethic, and his ability to build a strong defence strategy that protects his client’s rights and interests.

After completing his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Calgary, Ben joined a full-service law firm as an associate lawyer. As an articling student, Ben has had the opportunity to explore various areas of law, including but not limited to corporate law, commercial law, family law, immigration law and civil litigation. During his tenure in law school, he also made it to the Dean’s list as one of the top ten students of the year.

Since January 2021, Ben has exclusively practised criminal law with an emphasis on trial work. He has obtained successful resolutions for clients for bail hearings, applications, trials, and sentencings. Ben’s philosophy is to zealously defend those who face criminal accusations by providing hope to those who are living through some of their darkest days. Whether at a contested trial or through prolonged negotiations, Ben will use training, experience and instinct to present you with options and arrive at a favourable outcome.


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Calgary, (LL.B.), 2018
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), University of Ottawa, 2011

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