Frank Walwyn has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in North America.
The induction ceremony at which Frank became a Fellow took place at the 2016 Spring Meeting of the College.
Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers of diverse backgrounds, who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship. With his recent induction, Frank joins WeirFoulds lawyers Bryan Finlay, Q.C., Derry Millar, and Greg Richards as Fellows of the College.
Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. With Frank’s induction, he joined the 150 Fellows located in the Province of Ontario. The College maintains and seeks to improve the standards of trial practice, professionalism, ethics, and the administration of justice through education and public statements on important legal issues relating to its mission. The College strongly supports the independence of the judiciary, trial by jury, respect for the rule of law, access to justice, and fair and just representation of all parties to legal proceedings. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.
Frank is a partner in the firm of WeirFoulds LLP, and has been practicing with WeirFoulds since his call to the bar. He recently completed a three year appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Ryerson University’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education while maintaining his litigation practice. Frank is a Former President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), and is a member of the bars of Ontario, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada and St. Kitts & Nevis. Frank is an alumnus of Queen’s University Faculty of Law.