Agathon Fric joined Wolch Watts Wilson & Jugnauth after completing postgraduate studies at Harvard Law School, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. Before receiving his Master of Laws, he worked as a litigation associate in the Calgary office of a major global law firm. Agathon has clerked to justices of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, where he saw first-hand the difference that good legal representation can make.
A native of Toronto, Agathon received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Highest Honours from Carleton University, where he received the Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement. His Juris Doctor comes from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, where he was a three-time Schulich Scholar. He is an alumnus of Dalhousie’s Clinical Course in Criminal Law and a recipient of over 17 awards and scholarships for his legal work, including the Honourable W.A. Henry Prize, which is awarded to the graduating student who achieves the highest standing in Constitutional Law subjects, the W.S. O’Hara Prize in Criminal Law, and the Justice Ronald N. Pugsley Trial Advocacy Award. In 2014, he was selected to compete in, and won, Dalhousie’s top appellate moot court competition, the Smith Shield.
Agathon has published peer-reviewed articles on a variety of legal topics, including search and seizure, youth digital privacy, medical aid in dying, and the rule of law. His work is also cited in the Halsbury’s Laws of Canada volume on Criminal Procedure.
Agathon’s experience is as diverse as his talents are many. For nearly a decade, he was at the forefront of developing original children’s content targeted to youth between the ages of 8 and 14 as part of one of Canada’s bestselling children’s magazines. Tech-savvy, details-oriented and forward-thinking, Agathon is passionate about finding creative new ways to meet the needs of his clients and his community.
He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta.