Hersh Wolch

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Hersh Wolch, is a prominent Canadian lawyer from Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In January 1978, he was called in as a hostage negotiator, when a British Columbian gunman Bruce Archer took three hostages in a Doctor's Office after killing an RCMP officer in a motel shoot-out where he shot 3 police officers in a small rural village of around 300 inhabitants. Archer and his accomplice both surrendered themselves.

Wolch gained high-profile attention in 1997 when his client, David Milgaard, was cleared by DNA evidence after serving 23 years in prison for the murder of Gail Miller, a Saskatoon nursing aide found murdered in 1969.

Two years later, he acted as lawyer for the Assembly of First Nations, following cries of racism when veteran RCMP officer D. Voller shot and killed Connie Jacobs, an armed mother standing beside her children, also consequently killing her 9 year old son.

In 2001, Wolch was one of the major shareholders to loan Maple Leaf Distillers 3.1 million to help it expand and meet an agreement with Pernod Ricard, the third-largest wine distributor in the world.

Also in 2001, he represented Kenneth Szczerba, a member of the Hells Angels, who was accused and found guilty of plotting to bomb the house of a local Alderman and set fire to another in an attempt to intimidate them.

Other notable cases include:
  • 2003 - Defending Gurcharn Sidhu against claims that he bribed an Edmonton Workers' Compensation Board case manager to award him large settlements.
  • 2004 - Representing Cpl.......
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