It is a sad day for the Canadian legal community. Winnipeg lawyer Greg Brodsky has sadly passed away and has caused the community to mourn. It is reported the lawyer breathed his last on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. He was 81 at the time of his death. Brodsky has been a lawyer for more than six decades where he represented almost 1,000 clients in manslaughter and murder cases. His list of clients included some high profile personalities such as Thomas Sophonow, Robert Starr, Darren Mossissette, and James Driskell. Here is everything we know about him and his demise.
As the news was shared with the public, social media flooded with tributary posts and messages. Netizens started paying the well-known layer sincere tributes while offering deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Amidst these, Greg Brodsky’s cause of death also became the users’ subject of interest. Everyone is searching for it as they want to know how did the lawyer passed away. Well, it is coming forward that Greg died after a long battle with supranuclear palsy.
Who Was Greg Brodsky?
For those unversed, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) is a condition that can cause problems with movement, speech, vision, balance, and swallowing. The condition is an uncommon brain disorder that involves the gradual deterioration and death of specific volumes of the brain. The lawyer was suffering from this condition for quite some time and eventually died on Wed this year leaving all his near and dear ones behind. The 81-year-old lawyer’s work changed laws as he used to protect those women who have killed their spouses after suffering domestic abuse for several years.
It might surprise a lot of people but the direction of the lawyer’s legal career came down to a flip of a coin. Greg Brodsky’s son Daniel, a defence counsel practising in Toronto, said that his father had been working at the Winnipeg Stock Exchange for two months when another criminal lawyer Harry Walsh was contacted by his boss. On Thursday, Daniel said that Greg’s boss said that they think he has an aptitude for criminal law and added that Hersh and Greg were hired at the same time.
Greg Brodsky’s boss had stated that he will flip a coin to decide who among them will become a criminal lawyer while the other a civil. As a result, Greg became a criminal lawyer and was involved in more than 1000 homicide cases throughout his career. It was also shared that for more than 50 years, Greg was told by people that he will not win that particular case but he loved the opportunity to turn the tide. Greg married Sylvia on December 29, 1957, and they were together for 62 years until Sylvia died in 2019. Robert Tapper, the veteran lawyer called Brodsky’s death the “end of an era”.
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