Saskatoon lawyer Kurt Wintermute has been appointed Queen’s Counsel by Saskatchewan’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General.
Kurt was among 20 lawyers recognized by the province for their contributions to the legal profession and public service. Queen’s Counsel appointments are made based on the recommendations of a committee including the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan or the Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench and past presidents of the Saskatchewan branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
“It is my honour to recognize the contributions of this year’s Queen’s Counsel designates,” Gordon Wyant, Justice Minister and Attorney General of Saskatchewan, said in a release. “I commend them for putting in the hard work it takes to earn this distinction, and wish them the very best as they continue to be leaders in our legal community.”
Kurt is the senior tax litigator and head of the MLT Aikins tax litigation practice area. Since being called to the bar in 1997, Kurt has built up a wealth of experience representing corporate and individual clients before all levels of court and taxation agencies. Throughout the course of his career, he has been recognized by Best Lawyers, Benchmark Canada and the Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory, and received an Honoured Supporter Award from the United Way of Saskatoon.
To be eligible for a Queen’s Counsel designation, lawyers must live in Saskatchewan and must have practiced law for at least 10 years in the superior courts of any province or territory of Canada, the United Kingdom or Ireland.
Please join us in congratulation Kurt on this well-deserved achievement. Learn more about Kurt’s practice.