Gregory K. Pittman, Q.C

gregorypittmanGregory K. Pittman, Q.C
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary
Tel: (709) 466-6113
Fax: (709) 466-7109
Email: gpittman@clarenvillelawyers.com

Greg is a native of Shoal Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. He was called to the bar on April 8th, 1992 following completion of his articles with the firm. Greg joined the firm upon being called to the bar and is now a partner. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013.

Education

  • Certificate in Mediation from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, 1996
  • Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts (Double Major English and History) Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s NL, May 1989

 

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association, Newfoundland Branch, subsections in: Real Estate, Insurance Law, Civil Litigation
  • Past Central Regional Chairperson of the Canadian Bar Association, Newfoundland Branch
  • Member of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association

Courts Appeared

  • Federal Court of Canada – Court of Appeal
  • Federal Court of Canada – Trial Division
  • Tax Court of Canada
  • Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador – Court of Appeal
  • Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador Trial Division – St. John’s, Clarenville, Gander, Grand Bank
  • Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador – Unified Family Court
  • Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador – Clarenville, Bonavista, Grand Bank, Markland, St. Lawrence, Marystown, St. John’s, Gander, Lewisporte, Glovertown, Grand Falls-Windsor
  • Acted as Federal Crown Prosecutor under the Narcotic Control Act from 1992-1996
  • Acted for the Director of Support Enforcement in the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Acted for the Director of Child Welfare in the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Acted for the Director of Neglected Adults in the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador

Tribunals and Other Judicial Bodies Appeared

  • Umpire under the Employment Insurance Act
  • Board of Referees under the Employment Insurance Act
  • Landlord-Tenant Relations Board
  • Canada Pension Plan Appeals Tribunal

Educational Seminars Attended

  • Attended seminar in St. John’s in June 2012 hosted by the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association on personal injuries
  • Comprehensive seminar hosted by the Federation of Law Societies on Criminal Law in 1994
  • Received a Certificate in Mediation from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law after completing a comprehensive workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution in 1996
  • Attended numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars on such topics as Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, Real Property Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution

Presentations

  • Presented at a Webinar entitled “An Age Friendly Approach. A new ‘Business As Usual'”
  • Presented a Seminar entitled “Legal Issues Facing Small Businesses” organized by the Enterprise Network on such topics as incorporation, taxes, labour concerns, and financing
  • Presented at the Bank of Nova Scotia’s “First Time Home Buyer’s” seminar on the topic of the purchase, sale and financing of real estate
  • Presented at the Dr. G.B.Cross Memorial Hospital Conference on the topic of Advanced Health Care Directives
  • Guest lecturer at Keyin Technical College, Clarenville Campus, on the topic of Wills and Estates
  • Guest lecturer at Keyin Technical College’s entrepreneurial studies class
  • Guest presenter at the Rotary Club of Clarenville on the topic of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Guest lecturer at Clarenville Integrated High School on the topic of Criminal Law
  • Guest lecturer at R.K. Gardiner School in Sunnyside on the topic of the Court System in Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Various youth career day activities
  • Presented at the Retired Teachers Committee of Bonavista on the topic of Wills and Estates

Community Involvement

  • Currently Coach, Clarenville U-20 Female Hockey Team
  • Past Chair of the 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games Organizing Committee (2011-2014)
  • Past Executive of the Clarenville Yacht Club. (2011-2014)(Commodore 2012)
  • Past President of the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce (President, 2010 to 2012) (Vice-President 2008-2010 – Director 2007-2014) Served three years as Chair of Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Committee and Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame, Membership Committee
  • Currently a Director of the Alpine Development Alliance Corporation (responsible for the operation of the White Hills Ski Resort), 2010 to present
  • Past Director of the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club (1993-2013), Public Relations Chair – 2004 to 2012 (Secretary 1993-2003)
  • Co-chair of the Economic Development Advisory Committee of the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce and Town of Clarenville, 2009 to 2012
  • Team Newfoundland and Labrador Mission Staff Member for the 2013 Canda Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec, August 2-17, 2013
  • Director of the Discovery Regional Development Board, 2010 to 2012
  • Coached the Clarenville Under 12 Female Hockey Team, 2009-2010
  • Assistant Coach of the Clarenville Under 15 Female Hockey Team, 2010-2013
  • Assistant Coach of the Clarenville U-20 Female Hockey Team, 2013-2014
  • Director of the Clarenville Area Recreation Association Inc., 1996-2011, (President 2004-2007 and 2009-2010) and served on various sub-committees such as Finance, Planning, Enhancement, Constitution, Awards and Hiring.
  • Vice-President of the NL West Coast Senior Hockey League, 2007-2009
  • Member of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Vista Regional Summer Games Committees
  • Junior Ski Leader for the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club, 2003-2009
  • Member of the 1998 SPN National Softball Tournament Committee
  • Member of the 2004 SPN National Softball Tournament Committee
  • Chair of the 30th Anniversary Committee of CARA’s Incorporation, 2001
  • Chair of the 25th Anniversary Committee of Clarenville Athlete of the Year, 1997
  • Past Member of the Clarenville Days Committee
  • Member of Board of Directors, Winter Games Sports Complex, Clarenville, 1995
  • President of the Clarenville Men’s Slo-pitch Softball League, 1994-1997 (Member of the Executive, 1993-2000) Also held positions of Vice-President and Public Relations
  • President of the Clarenville Men’s Fast-pitch Softball League, 1992-1993 (Statistician 1984-1992)
  • Statistician Shoal Harbour Men’s Fast-pitch Softball League, 1978-1984
  • Member of the Shoal Harbour Recreation Commission for 3 years
  • Coached Clarenville Women’s Senior “A” Fast-pitch Softball Team, 1988-1990
  • Level 1 Official – Swim Canada, 2007
  • Level 2 Official – Swim Canada, 2008 to present
  • Softball Umpire, 1978-2005
  • Hockey referee for several years
  • Level 1 Theory – National Coaching Certification Program of Canada
  • Level 1 Cross Country Ski Instructor – National Coaching Certification Program, 2004
  • Level 1 Cross Country Ski Instructor – Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI), 2006
  • Recipient of the President’s Award for Dedication to the Clarenville Area Recreation Association Inc., 1999 and 2001
  • Town of Clarenville Athlete of the Year, 1984
  • Clarenville High School Athlete of the Year, 1984
  • Actively participates in sports such as Ball Hockey,  Alpine Skiing, Nordic Skiing and Golf