Michael Kruse is a criminal defence lawyer with more than 27 years of criminal trial experience in Ontario. In 1993, he founded Kruse Law Firm, and he has dedicated his career to advising and defending those who find themselves facing criminal charges since then.
Mr. Kruse earned a degree in business from Queens University in 1984 and went on to earn a bachelor of law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1987. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989. For the first four years of his practice, Mr. Kruse served as an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Windsor and Toronto, Ontario. During this time, he gained invaluable experience in virtually every area of criminal law. Michael prosecuted approximately two dozen jury trials in the Superior Court of Justice and hundreds of trials in the Ontario Court of Justice.
In 1993, Michael Kruse entered private practice, where he began to apply his extensive knowledge of criminal law in order to defend clients accused of all types of criminal activity. Now, over two decades later, he has developed a reputation as a knowledgeable professional, a skilled tactician, and a passionate defender of his clients’ rights. He has established an impressive track record of success and is willing to tackle the most complex and challenging criminal cases. Michael is particularly known for his expertise in handling sexual assault and domestic assault cases, and Kruse Law Firm reflects that with a long record of success.
Kruse Law Firm’s philosophy is simple: “Tell us your side—we’ll handle it.” Michael Kruse believes that every client needs and deserves not only sound legal analysis and excellent representation but also support and guidance from a trusted advisor who cares.
Michael Kruse is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association. He has served for several years as a lecturer and instructor with the Ontario Bar Admission Course.