Andrew Wadden has earned a reputation as someone who works tirelessly to defend the interests of his clients. Andrew’s clients benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience spanning many years having worked as an associate in one of the region’s largest firms, as in-house counsel for a large insurance company, and now as a founding partner of Wadden Peddigrew Hogan.
A natural leader, Andrew was recognized as Valedictorian for his graduating class from Dalhousie Law School while also receiving the HG Puddester Award for his demonstrated academic and leadership ability.
In the community Andrew has played an active role with the Holy Heart of Mary Theatre Advisory Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (NL) for the Canadian Bar Association. He is the 2018 First Vice-Chair with the St. John’s Board of Trade and is a member of the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee. Also, Andrew has taught at Memorial University in the faculties of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and Business Administration, on the legal aspects of recreation and risk management, and business and the law in Canada.
In 2014, Andrew was awarded the Rotary St. John’s Northwest Aidan Maloney Young Professionals Award (an award aimed at recognizing two young professionals, aged 25-40 years, who are doing great work in their community and who have potential to positively impact their vocations and communities in the future).
As a lawyer, certified mediator, teacher and team leader, Andrew’s experience, instincts and insights, as well as his commitment helping people, has led him to build a successful legal practice and strong presence in the community.
Call to the Bar
Areas of Practice
Dalhousie University, LLB (2002)
Dalhousie University, Diploma Public Administration (1998)
Memorial University of Newfoundland, BA (1997)
Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
Member, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Disciplinary Panel
Member, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Education Committee
Member, Legal Appointments Board
Adjudicator, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission