Craig Zawada was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1986 and the Saskatchewan Bar in 1987. He attended the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Commerce (now Edwards School of Business). After obtaining his LLB at Osgoode Hall in Toronto and working for a time in Calgary, he returned to Saskatchewan and has practiced in Saskatoon since 1987. He received his Q.C. in 2011.
In 1996, Mr. Zawada helped found WMCZ Lawyers and was CEO for nine years. He became the firm’s Director of Boundary Pushing in 2016, a position that leverages his skills in technology, marketing and strategic planning.
He has been active in community and non-legal organizations through his career. Some of his roles have included Chair of the Saskatchewan Research Council, University of Saskatchewan Senator, Trustee and Treasurer for Saskatoon’s Mendel Art Gallery and member of the CanLII national board of directors. In addition, he taught intellectual property law for many years at the U of S College of Law.
After he was appointed a Bencher by the Law Society in 2014, Mr. Zawada was re-elected in 2015 and 2018. He was elected President of the Law Society for 2018 and will serve as Past President in 2019.