, is a prominent Canadian
lawyer from Winnipeg
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.......