Michael Kruse is a seasoned criminal defence lawyer with over 20 years of trial experience in Ontario. Michael heads up Kruse Law Firm which is dedicated to vigorously defending individuals charged with a criminal offence.
Michael graduated from Queen’s University in 1984 with a degree in Business. He went on to attend the University of Western Ontario where he received a Bachelor of Law in 1987 and he was called to the Ontario Bar as a Lawyer in 1989.
After being called to the Bar, Michael worked for four years as an Assistant Crown Attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Windsor and Toronto. During his tenure as a criminal prosecutor, Mike gained extensive criminal trial experience in all areas of criminal law. Mike has served as a prosecutor within many jury trials in the Superior Court of Justice and hundreds of trials in the Ontario Court of Justice.
Since entering private practice in 1993, Michael has successfully defended countless individuals accused of criminal charges. Through Mike’s effective defence strategies, he has earned the respect of his clients as well as colleagues and judges throughout the province. He is known throughout Ontario as a skilled, tactical and diligent criminal defence lawyer. Mike has a proven track record of winning difficult criminal cases.
Michael is a member in of the Law Society of Ontario, the Essex County Law Association and the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association. He has been a lecturer and instructor for the Ontario Bar Admission Course for several years in the area of Criminal law.
Michael is one of three former prosecutors who works at Kruse Law Firm.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence in Ontario, you want Michael and his team on your side to give you the best chance of having your charges overturned so that you can move on with your life.