Kaysi Fagan – Criminal Defence Lawyer is a recognized expert in the field of criminal law. Formerly based at the headquarters of the International Police (INTERPOL), she is the only practicing criminal defence lawyer in Canada with three law degrees (including two masters) from three different countries. She has been a sessional Professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law since 2018, exclusively teaching “Advanced Criminal Law” to the next generation of aspiring criminal lawyers. She is a Faculty member with the Law Society of Alberta who teaches other lawyers. She has lectured high-ranking members of the RCMP Major Crimes division on the importance of the constitutional “right to counsel”. She is, in short, a sought-after educator.
Her career in criminal law began when she was recruited to work at the headquarters of the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) in Lyon, France. Upon her return to Canada she trained under Patrick C. Fagan Q.C. who was described by the Calgary Herald as being “one of the most respected lawyers in the province”. In 2012 Ms. Fagan was named as one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 stating that it was her goal to build her reputation “one win at a time”. It is a goal that continues to serve her clients today.
In 2013 she was described on the front page of Calgary Herald City section as a “bright young star in the Calgary criminal defence bar.” In 2018 she was the only Criminal Defence Lawyer featured in the first edition of Know magazine, which showcases Calgary’s female “leaders and high producers”. She was described as a “woman that you want in your corner”. Ms. Fagan often provides legal commentary in the news, having appeared in print, on the radio and on television. She has been retained as a legal expert for multiple episodes of a popular American true crime television series and is a published author who the Toronto Star in a review of her work described as “very determined”.
As a student, she was recipient of multiple awards and scholarships including the “Governor General’s Gold Medal for Highest Cumulative Academic Standing”, “Student of the Year” and “Woman of the Year”. She was the only Canadian selected for entrance into an intensive double masters program at New York University and graduated with Honours in respect of all three of her law degrees. Ms. Fagan is also a former trained fire fighter who competed internationally in the World Championships and attained her black prajiet (belt) in Muay Thai in 2012.
As of September 10, 2022 Kaysi Fagan is the only practicing criminal defence lawyer in Canada with three law degrees from three different countries and is the only Criminal Defence Lawyer in Alberta to make the list of Canada’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40.Master of Laws:
- New York University
- National University of Singapore
- University of Western Ontario
- Acadia University
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