My History


Michael Wendl is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who serves southern Ontario. Michael began practicing Criminal law in 2009 with Cole Raftery and since then has done a wide range of cases from Murder to Impaired driving. Having grown up in Montreal and moved to the area in 2002, he is also one of the few fluently bilingual Criminal Lawyers in all of Southern Ontario.

Michael is the president of the Hamilton Criminal Lawyers’ Association and is actively involved in all issues facing accused people. His passion for Criminal Law translates into keeping on top of all the new developments in the legislation and court decisions. This is crucial given the constantly changing landscape of Criminal Law. Michael founded Wendl Criminal Law to provide personalized attention and high level advocacy for his clients, because he knows that in this environment you need a specialist who both understands the law and human nature.

Michael is happily married to his wife Valerie with 2 children.

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Michael Wendl has the experience to handle your case. Having run countless trials, ranging from Sexual Assault to Possession of Narcotics cases, even Appeals, and being the president of the Hamilton Criminal Lawyers' Association, Michael has the experience to guide you through the complexities of the criminal law process.

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He is known for his determination and will turn over every stone and work tirelessly to obtain the best possible result for you in the circumstances. By choosing Michael Wendl, you will know that no door was left unopened in your defence.

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Personalized Attention

When you hire Michael Wendl, you get Michael Wendl. You will receive his honesty and will not be passed over to another lawyer. Michael Wendl will handle your case from beginning to end.


What Clients Say

I would recommend Mr. Wendl to anyone who has been charged with this very serious and potentially life shattering charge of a DWI, to give you a chance of fighting your case within legal limits and getting you a shot at getting your life back on track.

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I strongly endorse Michael Wendl as a Criminal Defense Lawyer. He is a great advocate for his clients and I would not hesitate to refer a DUI or other Criminal Defense matter to him. Mr. Wendl is an asset to the citizens of Hamilton, defendants in need of protection, and to the Province of Ontario.

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