Robert J. Batting is a distinguished criminal lawyer in Calgary affiliated with Batting, Wyman Barristers, renowned for his expertise in assault charges and criminal code defence. With the prestigious King’s Counsel Designation, he exemplifies legal proficiency and dedication.
Robert obtained his law degree from the University of Calgary. Following his admission to the bar, he took a position with Alberta Justice as a Crown Prosecutor. As a front-line prosecutor, Robert was in court daily, which provided him with a great deal of courtroom experience. In his time with Alberta Justice, he prosecuted individuals charged with offences ranging from shoplifting to homicide.
After many years with the Crown’s office, Robert made the decision to move to defence work. After opening his own firm in the 1990s, Robert has successfully acted for thousands of Albertans charged with Criminal Code offences. His efforts in the courtroom, as well as the community, resulted in him being awarded the esteemed Queen’s Counsel designation. During their first meeting in 2009, Robert and James founded Batting, Wyman Barristers, a firm devoted to the highest calibre of criminal representation. After a long and successful partnership, James has assumed the conduct of the practice.
Bob now splits time in Calgary, Palm Springs and Sicamous, where he can be found fine-tuning his golf game.
University of Calgary
King’s Counsel Designation
Batting, Wyman Barristers
While the lion’s share of our clients retain our services with respect to an incident they’ve been charged with, retaining counsel early on can ensure that no charges ever result. That’s exactly the case for A.C. This client was a local teacher who had been contacted by her insurance provider concerning several claims that had […]
Our client retained Mr. Wyman to represent him regarding domestic charges. During the course of an argument with his wife it was alleged that the client trashed the family home. The dispute purportedly involved Mr. I ripping the door from its hinges and throwing the television to the ground. It was also alleged that the […]
Mr. F. was charged with sexual assault in relation to an incident that took place in his Banff apartment. It was alleged that our client sexually assaulted his roommate following her return from work one evening. Mr. F retained our services as he was adamant that nothing improper took place. A. had no prior record […]
Our client was 22 years old with no criminal record. She was working out of Fort McMurray and went to Canmore with her boyfriend during her days off. After dinner, an argument ensued and she got out of her boyfriend’s truck. After exiting, she saw an RCMP member attempt to conduct a traffic stop. Her […]
Mr. L. retained our office after being charged with assaulting his wife with a weapon. Things had become heated in the family home and an argument ensued as often did. During the argument, it was alleged that our client threw a boiling pot of water onto his wife. An ambulance was called and charges were […]
Our client was found sleeping in his vehicle on a roadway close to Airdrie. When officers arrived, they detected an odor of alcohol and proceeded in an impaired driving investigation. The client was ultimately arrested and taken to the local RCMP detachment for breath testing. After blowing more than twice the legal limit Mr. C. […]
Ms. H. retained our office after she had been charged with assault. C. was an event coordinator with no criminal record that had attended a post work function at a local casino. After over indulging with her colleagues she became quite intoxicated. Such that, she was asked by Casino staff to leave. An altercation ensued […]
Our client, a successful entrepreneur and Chartered Accountant, was charged with assault and dangerous driving as a result of a “road rage” incident which took place during rush hour downtown. It was alleged that C.M. took issue with driving of a fellow motorist, exited his vehicle at a red light, punched him and challenged the […]
I was charged with a DUI. I was graduating from school and starting a new career. I was confused, scared and needed someone to help me understand the charges, implications and my options. I talked with numerous Calgary lawyers to find someone who understood my situation and genuinely cared about representing me. When I met with Mr. Batting I initially felt like he listened and truly understood me and my case. His experience was evident in the way he explained the legal aspects and the strategy to proceed. I chose to hire Mr. Batting because I felt confident in him. Through the entire process, Mr. Batting and his staff were very professional and kept me informed. At my trial, I knew that I made the right decision. Mr. Batting’s experience and skill was evident in his preparations, words, and actions in the courtroom. Mr. Batting was successful in the dismissal of all my charges and the outcome was very positive for me.
I have Mr. Batting to thank for the chance to have a fresh start and would definitely recommend him
My decision to use the services of Batting, Wyman was first based on a need to find a good criminal lawyer to help me with a situation with which I was very unfamiliar. Mr. Battings contact info was provided to me by a family lawyer who expressed confidence in Mr. Battings abilities based on his lengthy career & achievements in law.
My first contact and next several discussions with him occurred over the telephone. After my first meeting with Mr. Batting I was very pleased with his demeanor and his professionalism. He took time to hear my situation and was able to explain the reality of the situation and his strategies for dealing with my case. When it came down to the trial date, I found that Mr. Batting was well prepared to deal with the matters at hand and those that arose throughout the proceedings.
In preparing witnesses for my defence Mr. Batting was professional & straight forward. (My Potential witnesses later expressed to me their positive thoughts regarding Mr. Batting’s abilities) My potential witnesses were never called to testify on my behalf because Mr. Batting had done such a good job of proving a reasonable doubt to the courts as to the events that brought me to this place & time.
Mr. Batting was able to anticipate the various courses of action that the crown prosecutor may take and he was able to clearly explain his strategies & the potential outcomes of each to me. Mr. Batting was called upon to cross examine a witness for the crown that I had particular concerns with due to my relationship with & the young age of the witness. To my pleasure & satisfaction Mr. Batting maintained a professional demeanor and demonstrated empathy toward the young witness. Mr. Batting was able to achieve his goal without damaging the sensitive heart & mind of that young person.
I hope I never have the need for such legal representation again but if ever I do, my first call would be to Batting, Wyman.