About Andrew Wadden, QC
Andrew Wadden, QC has earned a reputation as someone who works tirelessly to defend the interests of his clients. As a result, Andrew’s clients benefit from the depth and breadth of his experience. Like his partners, he believes in ‘Just Hard Work’ and maintaining one on one relationships with his clients. His career spans 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. Work such as that he has done for the Consumer Advocate, the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as insurers and injury victims alike, has ingrained in him a level of objectivity in assessing issues that serves his clients well.
As a natural leader, Andrew was recognized as Valedictorian for his graduating class from Dalhousie Law School. He also received the HG Puddester Award for his demonstrated academic and leadership ability.
When he’s not working for clients, Andrew enjoys CrossFit, collecting movie memorabilia, and spending as much time with his family as possible.
In the community
In the community, Andrew has played an active role with the Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee, Holy Heart of Mary Theatre Advisory Board, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and has chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (NL) for the Canadian Bar Association. He is a Past Chair (2020) of the St. John’s Board of Trade. 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. This award is aimed at recognizing young professionals who are doing great work in their community and who have the potential to positively impact their vocations and communities in the future.
His experience, instincts, insights, as well as his commitment to helping people, have led him to build a successful legal practice.
Call to the Bar
2003 (Newfoundland and Labrador)
Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate
- Medical Malpractice
- General Litigation
- Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
- Member, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Disciplinary Panel
- Member, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador Education Committee
- Adjudicator, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission
- Canadian Bar Association (Executive, NL)