Born and raised in Edmonton, Anthony graduated from Archbishop O’Leary High School. He then attended the University of Alberta earning his Bachelor of Commerce Degree, graduating with distinction, in 2003, before obtaining his law degree from the faculty of law.
Having always been interested in the criminal justice system, he humbly accepted an offer to an article at Chadi and Company, where he has since, spent his entire legal career. As a student lawyer, he was exposed to and worked on several high-profile criminal cases surrounding drug trafficking, conspiracy, wiretap cases, sexual assault and high-value fraud cases. All of which, provided him with invaluable knowledge and experience, only strengthening his passion for criminal defence work.
Since being called to the bar in 2008, Anthony has successfully defended clients in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan, charged with a wide variety of criminal offences including, but not limited to, drug offences, driving offences (including impaired driving and dangerous driving), violent offences, firearms, sexual offences and many other types of charges. He is extremely passionate and dedicated to protecting and defending the Charter Rights of those accused. Most notably,
Anthony has expertise in the following areas:
- Bail, Drug Trafficking, Impaired Driving, Dangerous Driving, Flight from police, Assault and Domestic Violence, Firearms and Weapon Offences, Theft and Fraud, Shoplifting, Youth Criminal Justice and Administrative License Suspensions.
Anthony truly understands dealing with the criminal justice system can be incredibly overwhelming. intimidating and stressful. Often having you feeling scared, anxious, frustrated and angry.
He understands that no two clients are the same and prides himself on meeting each client’s unique and individual needs. He will stand by your side from beginning to end, protecting and defending your rights, diligently working with you and assisting, in helping you navigate the criminal justice system from the bail process through the trial and sentencing. Ultimately fighting for the best possible outcome in your case.
Anthony is devoted to his practice and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for legal advice and emergency 24-hour bail hearings
If you have been charged with an offence, are currently the target of an investigation, or are concerned you may be charged, Anthony would like to meet with you for a free consultation and discuss your matter. You need to be confident you are being both proactive and aggressive in your efforts to protect your legal rights, which starts with obtaining proper advice.
Call today for your free consultation.
Really professional lawyers, help because they want to & that have a passion for it, not just because of money. Compassionate and empathetic. Anthony Ventura is probably one of the most down-to-earth lawyers I met and is super knowledgeable about the ins and outs of the law. He also doesn’t over-exaggerate or give false hope and is very straight to the point. All in all good experience. – لو لو
I am thrilled with my experience with Chadi & Company.
Anthony Vretenar is the lawyer that got referred to me by a friend. When I first met Anthony for our initial consultation, I was happy with how much he listened to what I had to say and cared about my situation. Anthony always had my best interest in mind. I did not need to meet with any other lawyer.
My case went on for over a year, and during that period, Anthony was very responsive and very easy to contact. He always made me feel very comfortable and safe during the Process.
I am grateful to deal with a lawyer as passionate, dedicated, and professional as Anthony is.
Once again, thank you, Anthony, for going above and beyond for me! – J.H.