Hersh Wolch, Canadian lawyer, Died at 77


Hersh Wolch was born on April 18, 1940 and died on July 17, 2017.

He was a prominent Canadian lawyer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

His primary practice has been in the area of criminal law where he conducted precedent-setting criminal litigation at all levels of court.

Wolch was featured in the inaugural issue of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Wolch was selected to be a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a member of the International Society of Barristers.

He was a past president of the Manitoba Trial Lawyers’ Association and was Director of Education for the Law Society of Manitoba.

Wolch clients have included politicians, celebrities, musicians, professional athletes, police, lawyers, and judges.

He was formerly of the firm Wolch, Pinx, Tapper, Scurfield in Winnipeg, where many now-prominent lawyers and judges began their legal careers as students.

Wolch was later based in Calgary, Alberta, at the firm of Wolch deWit Watts & Wilson.

He was also general counsel to Tarrabain & Company, a law firm in Edmonton, Alberta.

Hersh Wolch passed away at 77 years old.