The greater Windsor law community lost one of its pioneers earlier this week after succumbing to complications from pneumonia on Tuesday morning.
A popular individual within the legal industry and beyond, Mr. Martin Wunder was known for his tenacity and fearlessness when representing his clients while also being widely acknowledged as a very skilled tactician in the courtroom.
While his initial intentions were to practice tax law, Martin soon changed focus after being referred a client that had been injured in a minor motor vehicle collision. After handing that case, he dedicated his life to giving a voice to the injured, disabled and under privileged.
Throughout his storied career, Martin handled a number of high profile cases including a $900,000 settlement that he obtained for an injured cyclist against the City of Windsor and was also involved in the legal action pertaining to a fatal 2005 bus crash involving the Windsor Wildcats.
In a recent statement from his wife of 33 years, Ms. Theresa Wunder:
His greatest passion was being a lawyer for the disabled and the injured who didn't have a voice. He considered it an honour and a privilege to represent them.... He wanted someone to continue with the passion he had because going up against insurance companies can be very difficult..."
Martin was also a guest lecturer at the University of Windsor and enjoyed playing ragtime and boogie woogie music on the piano - a skill that he was very adept at.
On behalf of Greg Monforton, Brad Robitaille, Jennifer Bezaire and all of the staff at Greg Monforton and Partners, we offer our sincerest condolences to his wife, three children and other surviving family members.
Mr. Wunder's funeral will be held at the Congregation Beth El Synagogue on Sunday, 1:30 p.m.