‘Dogged in his pursuit of justice’: Lawyer Hersh Wolch who championed the wrongfully convicted dies at 77

A lawyer who represented some of Canada’s most prominent wrongfully convicted has died. (Wolch Watts Wilson and Jugnauth)

By Meghan Grant, Allison Dempster, CBC News, July 17, 2017 

Calgary lawyer helped clear David Milgaard, Steven Truscott and Kyle Unger

Prominent Calgary lawyer Hersh Wolch — a passionate, tenacious defender of the wrongfully convicted — has died of a heart attack at the age of 77.

The Calgary law office where Wolch worked with his son Gavin confirmed his death Monday morning.

“He was the consummate defence lawyer,” said Greg Rodin, who worked with Wolch for nearly 40 years. “He was dogged in his pursuit of justice for his clients.”

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