Governor

Andrew Wadden is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School and was valedictorian of the class of 2002. He was also awarded the H.G. Puddester Prize for demonstrated academic and leadership ability.

He joined the firm of Patterson Palmer (now Cox & Palmer) and was called to the Bar in 2003. In 2014, he joined with Christopher Peddigrew, and John Hogan, QC, to form the firm now known as Wadden Peddigrew Law. He practices mainly in the area of insurance and injury litigation. He often acts for members of the Law Society in relation to insurance claims, for registered nurses in relation to disciplinary proceedings, and has been counsel to the Consumer Advocate.

In the community, Andrew spent 9 years with the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee and rowed for many years. He has served on the Holy Heart of Mary Theatre Advisory Board, Clean St. John’s Board, and as a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters. In 2014 he was presented with the Rotary St. John’s Northwest Aidan Maloney Award for his work in the community and potential to further impact his vocation and community in the future.

In 2020, Andrew was Chair of the St. John’s Board of Trade. He sits on both the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Education Committee, and Disciplinary Committee. He is a member of the Executive of the Newfoundland and Labrador branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He has taught each of the Business Law courses at Memorial University’s Faculty of Business and has taught Legal Aspects of Recreation and Risk Management in the Faculty of Human Kinetics and Recreation. In addition, he is an Adjudicator with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission.

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