The Verdict - Ottawa Lawyers Rock & Roll for Charity


Alison Campbell
ALTO SAX - Alison is a graduate of Queen’s Music and a practicing family lawyer with Campbell Clark Yemensky
GUITAR - Marty, the only solicitor of the band, is originally from Chelmsford Ontario (aka: God's Country) and is a partner at the law firm of Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP , where he practices mainly in the area of real estate law and business law.  Marty is a recent addition to the band who not only assists Gerry with the lead and rhythm guitar duties, but he also helps to bring down the average age of the band members
DRUMS - Brant started playing drums in high school to avoid learning to dance. He has sat behind many rock and blues bands over the years -- and still can't dance. He provides marketing communications services to a variety of Ottawa clients through his company, Capital Ideas Communications.
Dave Weston  
BASS - Filled a vacancy in the low register several years ago and has been holding the subsonic zone since. Besides struggling not to be the official mover of the Verdict, Dave works in sales with Tippet Richardson Ltd.
Jim Wilson  
KEYBOARDS - Along with the likes of keyboard legends Elton John, Rick Wakeman, Billy Joel, Keith Emerson and others, Jim developed his own unique keyboard style in the 70’s rock era which survives to this day.  When Jim isn’t playing the piano, swinging a golf club or watching the Sens he practices as an insurance defence lawyer with Ottawa firm Bell Baker LLP.  Jim can be reached at
VOCALS - Tommy is a very important partner at Canada's largest law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais, where he practices Insurance, Personal Injury and Commercial litigation. Tom is occasionally allowed to sing lead vocals with the Verdict.
VOCALS - Peter is a political reporter and Executive Producer with CPAC ---Canada's political channel. He has a long history of charitable work in the national capital region.
VOCALS - Michael, a founding member of the band since 1986, operates the Van Dusen Law Office out of beautiful Russell, Ontario.
GUITAR - Gerry's been pounding out rock and roll since 1966. He still plays many of the same songs he learnt back then with the Verdict. He is the band "Mom" and has been herding these cats for more than ten long years. Gerry practices family law and mediation with Campbell Clark Yemensky