Dushan Coulson is an associate at Dawson Duckett Shaigec & Garcia. He grew up in Edmonton and Westlock, Alberta, and completed his undergraduate degree with a major in Economics at the University of Alberta in 2009. He then attended the U of A Faculty of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2012.
Throughout law school, Dushan’s primary interest was criminal law, attending courses including Advanced Criminal Law, Advanced Evidence, Sentencing, and Advocacy. He was also active during this time with Student Legal Services of Edmonton. He volunteered with four of its projects in his first year, and was hired by the Criminal Law Project as a full-time summer worker and shift supervisor in both his second and third years. In this capacity he had the opportunity to conduct numerous trials for low income individuals who had been charged and were before the courts.
Dushan then joined the firm as an articling student in 2012, and was called to the Alberta Bar in 2013. He has focused his practice on criminal law since that time, and has conducted trials, sentencings, and other court motions for clients facing a wide variety of criminal and regulatory charges. He is also a member of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, and continues to have the opportunity to assist the Criminal Law Project of Student Legal Services as part of our firm’s capacity as advising lawyers for the Project.