The Trial Lawyer National Portrait Gallery was founded in 2017 by Trevor Goring, the Canadian artist, author, publisher, and speaker.
Our mission is to tell the story and ensure the legacy of great trial lawyers throughout history. We portray the courage and dedication of those who strive for justice in the courts, who defend the right to trial by jury and who fight for the rights of the most vulnerable.
The collection draws on the "Images of Justice" project, Trevor Goring's 30 plus years of exploring the visual history of law. His original paintings, prints, books, videos and lectures portray famous trials, great jurists, icons and symbols of justice from earliest times. The gallery is rapidly expanding as museum quality portraits of renowned criminal defence attorneys and plaintiff civil litigators are added each month.
Trevor Goring is our executive director and resident portrait artist. A graduate of Saint Martin's College of Art, London, UK, Trevor started his professional career exhibiting in galleries and museums while teaching at the Montreal Museum School of Fine Arts. He published French language arts magazines, co-founded a national Canadian arts organization and directed a major public arts centre for over a decade. He served on the Eastern Canada, Rhodes scholarship selection committee for three consecutive years.
He has attended over 500 litigation conferences, lectured in Paris and across the United States, published two legal art history books and written numerous articles for print and electronic media. His works have appeared on scores of magazine front covers, in several widely used legal text books and are to be found in hundreds of private, public and corporate collections.