John W. McClung, Q.C.

Legal Archives Society of Alberta

Alberta Defence Attorney's

"when it looks like the law's got you, and you're going away for a long time, these are the gentlemen you call on to help you make the street" - Canadian Magazine, July 19, 1975

In 1975 two outstanding Alberta attorneys, Asa Milton Harradence, Q.C. and John Wesley McClung, Q.C. were included on the top ten list for criminal defense attorneys in Canada. These two men personified the ideal defence counsel. They were fearless in defence of their clients and that courage was combined with unusual drive, perception and intelligence. Soon after receiving this distinction, both McClung and Harradence were appointed as Alberta Justices and later served side-by-side on Alberta's Court of Appeal.

John W. McClung, Q.C.
"Rather than dazzle you with flashes of brilliance, he quietly, steadily and unobtrusively piles up points for his side. He's not going to court to overpower everything in sight." (LASA accession number 2006-015)

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