ABOUT US

Established in 2013 and licenced by the Law Society of Upper Canada, we bring our years of policing experience and court experience to fight traffic tickets, other provincial offences, and summary criminal charges.

We preserve your driving privileges by fighting your traffic tickets. Our team has over a quarter of a century of policing experience and defence which is used in figuring out the best defense for your ticket issues.

We provide an affordable option for fighting your traffic ticket. We strive to get the best possible outcome for your case. We know how stressful and confusing getting a traffic ticket can be, including the amount of work that goes into fighting a traffic ticket.

We want to eliminate that stress by doing all the work for you.We chose the name Bulwark for its meaning. A Bulwark is a noun describing a person who gives strong support or defence in time of need, danger, or doubt. We want to be your defence, your Bulwark for your traffic ticket.Call us, email us, or visit us at our office at 62 Carden St in Guelph or 19 Weber St. E in Kitchener for a free initial consultation.

Curtis Rutt M.B., C.D.

Curtis Rutt M.B., C.D.

Owner, Founder, and Licenced Paralegal

Curtis is the original founder of Bulwark Legal Services and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience. His public service career path began with the Canadian Armed Forces where he served as a Commando with the prestigious Pathfinder Platoon of the Canadian Airborne Regiment. From there he parlayed his unarmed combat and sniper skills into a decorated career with the Waterloo Regional Police Service where he served with the Emergency Tactical Unit and Underwater Search and Recovery Team. He then served out the rest of his policing career with the Orangeville Police Service where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and became the training supervisor until his retirement in 2013. Curtis was a student of the Paralegal Studies Program at triOS College where he graduated with an Honours Diploma. His wealth of knowledge and his many years’ experience results in one highly skilled Law Society of Upper Canada licensed Paralegal on your side.

Curtis was awarded with a Medal of Bravery (MB), a Canadian Forces Decoration (CD), a Police Exemplary Service Medal, and a Chief's Medallion of Honour (WRPS)

Contact: curtis@bulwarklegal.ca

ANDREA SCHEFFEL

ANDREA SCHEFFEL

Partner, Licenced Paralegal

Andrea began her professional life with a diploma in Equine Studies with a focus in business. As result of her education in this area, Andrea had the opportunity to travel throughout North America working in the Equine Industry. She later became an assistant at an accounting firm. 

Andrea has a strong desire to advocate for people who can't or may not know how to do so for themselves. This interest later culminated into the enrolment into a college specializing in Paralegal Litigation. She graduated with honours from this program and she is now a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

She began her legal career as a legal assistant working for a larger law firm in the Toronto area. Using this experience she eventually became employed as the lead court agent for two of the larger Kitchener Waterloo traffic defence firms. In this capacity she has handled hundreds of cases and has now become a recognized name in the Provincial Offences Courts across Ontario. 

Andrea's current caseload brings her to Milton, Kitchener, Stratford, Hamilton, Brantford and Mississauga and surrounding areas.

Contact: andrea@bulwarklegal.ca

SAMANTHA FEENER B.A.

SAMANTHA FEENER B.A.

Licenced Paralegal

Samantha Feener began working with the Bulwark Legal Services team in August of 2015 as an Office Manager. Once licensed with the Law Society of Upper Canada, Samantha became an active court agent in both criminal and provincial courts. 

Samantha began her professional career in the helping professions after obtaining a Bacholer's degree with honours in Social Development Studies and a diploma as a Social Service worker. After working with marginalized members of the community for ten years Samantha discovered a passion for advocating for others and asserting their legal rights. Samantha enrolled as a paralegal student at Conestoga College and completed a diploma in Paralegal studies. Samantha finished among the top of her class earning a spot on the Dean's Honours list with high distinction and a medallion in recognition of her accomplishments.

Contact: samantha@bulwarklegal.ca

Cody Lawson, Licenced Paralegal, Bulwark Legal Services

CODY LAWSON, B.A.

Licenced Paralegal

Cody Lawson is a licenced paralegal living in Guelph. He graduated from Conestoga College from the Paralegal Studies Program with distinction. He also has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Criminal Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph.

Cody began as an intern at Bulwark Legal Services and has become an integral part of the team, providing support in all areas. Cody works effectively with clients who have come into contact with the court and legal system. He is able to efficiently navigate the legal system to provde support and research for current cases. These skills give him the ability to be a great advocate for clients while representing them in court.

Cody is a member of the Youth Justice Committee, through the John Howard Society, which aims to help young offenders who are at risk of being convicted with criminal offences. Cody helps these young adults understand their offences, possible consequences and provides them support to ensure that they are not convicted.

Contact: info@bulwarklegal.ca

BULWARK WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND YOU!

  • NEVER Choose Option 1

    By choosing not to fight your traffic ticket, you are giving up the right to dispute evidence against you and a conviction can lead to some major headaches later on.

  • TRUE COST of a Traffic Ticket

    A Conviction, even a minor one, can affect your auto insurance rates. You may end up paying 15-200% more per year over 3-6 years.

  • All Criminal Charges

    We fight all traffic ticket offences, provincial offenses, and minor criminal charges.

  • Speeding Charge

    Whether you have a speeding ticket of 5 km/h over or 35 km/h over the speed limit, your auto insurance premiums will likely increase at renewal.

  • Careless Driving

    If you’ve been in an accident, you may have been issued a Careless Driving ticket. By fighting this ticket you may get a chance to reduce the charge to avoid hefty fines, a driver’s licence suspension, and a huge increase in auto insurance premiums – if your insurance company decides to renew your coverage at all.

Let our many years of policing expertise and
court experience work in your favour.

Our former police officers and prosecutors will take your case and assist in making sure that your driving privileges are preserved in a way that is positive and affordable. If you are stuck, frustrated, and fed up fighting your ticket, let us help you. Call us, email us, or visit us at our office at 62 Carden St in Guelph for a free initial consultation. We proudly serving, Kitchener-Waterloo, Brampton, Cambridge, Burlington, and the surrounding areas

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