Walter Raponi completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario obtaining a bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.ES.) in 1990 while maintaining a place on the Dean’s Honour List throughout.
After a brief period in the “work force” Walter entered law school at Dalhousie University in Halifax, N.S. and completed his LLB as a visiting student at the University of Alberta in 1994.
Walter articled with Tarrabain and Company on graduation and has remained with the firm since that time. His practice is restricted exclusively to the area of Criminal Defence which places him in Alberta’s courtrooms on a daily basis. Walter has ably represented clients at all levels of court in Alberta as well as Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
A strong supporter of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Walter believes in the proper representation of all individuals in our justice system regardless of the allegations in question, or social / economic background of an accused person. Walter has defended all manner of cases from simple theft and fraud to 1st degree murder with a strong emphasis in narcotics cases under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act. He is a long time member of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA).