R. Kent Haryett
R. Kent Haryett is a professional criminal lawyer who is a firm believer in the presumption of innocence and he has over 20 years’ experience defending people charged with criminal offences. At Haryett & Company, Kent works hard to protect individuals from losing their freedoms and rights in an often uncaring and debilitating criminal system.
Kent is excellent at reading the situation to determine what is required to achieve the best results for you. His client-focused approach means that he will listen to your needs and aim to achieve the best result that fits within your interests and the law. An experienced negotiator, Kent’s philosophy incorporates the firm belief that the best results are achieved out of court, through firm and artful discussions with Crown Prosecutor’s and witnesses. Up front and direct, he is able to act as your guide through the often confusing process. Kent is thorough and diligent, and will talk to you in a language you understand, offering professional and knowledgeable choices after a meticulous review of your case. He diligently keeps current on the ever changing developments in criminal law so that he can best serve his clients. While based in his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, Kent has travelled all over Western Canada representing individuals at all levels of Court.
Kent gives seminars to other criminal lawyers, teaching them the insights he’s gained by pushing the boundaries of the law. Kent is also deeply committed to the legal process and the interests of justice through his contributions to the Legal Aid system, his continuous commitment to the articling process and young lawyers, and his advice and interactions with members of the University of Alberta’s Student Legal Services. Kent also annually contributes his time and expertise to the Western Canada Trial Moot, helping to judge practice rounds and pick and coach the University of Alberta contingent. His tireless efforts have repeatedly demonstrated a deep commitment and contribution to the legal system, while continuously striving to assist individuals with negotiating what can be an incredibly confusing and scary process.
Kent has travelled extensively, enjoying exotic places, fine wines, and new experiences. His worldly perspective and experience allows him to approach the practice of criminal law with understanding and acceptance. He has developed a firm of young and talented lawyers who are creative, diligent, ethical, and above all, professional, having learned these skills through careful education from their principle, Kent Haryett. Contacting Kent and his firm is the first step in protecting yourself, and your interests. Offering a free initial consultation, Kent and his team are willing to discuss your matter and plan your next step.
Allison Crumpton joined Haryett & Company in 2015 while studying law at the University of Alberta. She articled with Kent Haryett in 2016-2017 before being called to the Bar in 2017. Allison practices in criminal law as well as wills and estates.
Born and raised in Edmonton, Allison completed a Bachelor of Science with Specialization in Psychology at the University of Alberta and graduated in 2010. Following graduation, she continued at the University of Alberta to study Business, majoring in Accounting. She transferred programs in 2013 following her acceptance into the University of Alberta law school. Allison graduated with her law degree in 2016. While focusing on advocacy and criminal law, she also took a variety of courses relating to civil matters, family law and wills and estates.
Allison volunteered extensively with Student Legal Services in both the criminal law project and the civil law project during her 3 years at law school. She worked full time for the SLS criminal law project during the summers of 2014 and 2015, representing numerous low-income individuals who were facing criminal charges. In her second and third years of law school, Allison served as a day leader with SLS and supervised 8-10 volunteers per year. She gained invaluable practical experience working for SLS and articling for Kent Haryett.
Allison understands the important role she plays in assisting individuals who are facing criminal charges and is grateful to be in a position to advocate for her clients and guide them through the criminal law process. Following graduation she cultivated her interest in wills and estates. She enjoys meeting people in circumstances where she can provide some peace of mind that their estate and personal affairs will be taken care of for their loved ones. Allison is pleased to represent clients across Alberta. Schedule a consultation with Allison today to get dedicated legal representation.
Kyle Procee joined Haryett & Company in 2018 as an articling student under Kent Haryett for the 2018-2019 year after having studied law at the University of Alberta Law School before being called to the bar in July 0f 2019. Kyle’s practice is primarily focused in criminal law. Kyle was born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta where he attended the University of Lethbridge and completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English and minoring in Political Science in 2014. Following graduation, he made the move to Edmonton after having been accepted into the University of Alberta faculty of law. Edmonton quickly became his home and the city that he plans to start his career within. Kyle graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alberta Law School in 2018. A large portion of his focus throughout his legal education was in advocacy and criminal law in particular, though he did leave with a well-rounded legal education that included courses in family, civil and international law. Kyle volunteered extensively with Criminal Law Project of Student Legal Services throughout the entirety of his law school career. He worked fulltime as a Criminal Law Summer Caseworker during the summer of his second year in law school and then subsequently volunteered as a Criminal Law Day Leader for the project throughout the entirety of his final year of law school. During this time, Kyle was able to act for a significant number of members of Edmonton and area’s low-income community who were facing various criminal charges ranging between assaults, theft under $5000, impaired driving and many other criminal charges. Additionally, Kyle supervised and managed SLS volunteers assigned to his shift where he was able to provide the insights of his experiences with SLS in order to assist them with their own files. Kyle’s work with Student Legal Services was the spark that confirmed his passion for criminal law and his desire to assist those who are facing overwhelming charges and need someone to advocate for them.
Kyle understands the important role that a criminal defence lawyer plays within the criminal justice system and is eager to be an advocate working tirelessly for his clients and helping to guide them throughout a particularly complex and difficult process. He enjoys being able to stand up for people who need and deserve assistance against an intimidating court system. Kyle is pleased to represent clients throughout Alberta. Schedule a consultationwith Kyle today to get dedicated legal representation.