Greg is a native of Shoal Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. He moved to the Shoal Harbour-Clarenville area when he was a young boy and loved growing up there. After attending Dalhousie Law School in Halifax, he decided to return home and practice law. 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. In 2013, Greg was appointed Queen’s Counsel.

The thing Greg enjoys most about practicing law is the people he meets from all over the province. He loves working with people to help them solve their legal issues and working with businesses to help them grow and prosper. He also does work for many municipalities in the province.

Greg is a very active volunteer in the community and has been a part of numerous boards and organizations. He participates in sports such as ball hockey, alpine skiing, nordic skiing and golf, and he played a lot of ice hockey and softball over the years as well as coaching and officiating. Greg also enjoys playing guitar and singing although this is usually done in private to avoid hurting people’s ears.

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 various comprehensive seminars hosted by the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association on personal injury law
  • Attended numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars on such topics as Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, Real Property Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, corporate acquisition and finance

 

Presentations

  • 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 a Director of the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club (1993-present), Public Relations Director (2004-2012) (Secretary 1993-2003)
  • Currently a Director of the Alpine Development Alliance Corporation (responsible for the operation of the White Hills Ski Resort), 2010 to present
  • Currently a Director on the Clarenville Area Consumers Co-op Board of Directors, 2016-present
  • Chair of the 2014 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games Organizing Committee (2011-2014)
  • Currently Team NL Mission Staff Member for the 2017 Canada Summer Games to be held in Winnipeg, MB in August, 2017
  • Team NL Mission Staff Member for the 2013 Canada Summer Games held in Sherbrooke, Quebec in August, 2013
  • 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
  • Director of the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce, (2007-2014) (President 2010-2012) (Past-President 2012-2014) (Vice-President 2008-2010) 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
  • Co-chair of the Economic Development Advisory Committee of the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce and Town of Clarenville, (2009-2012)
  • Director of the Discovery Regional Development Board, (2010-2012)
  • Executive member of the Clarenville Yacht Club (2011-2014) Commodore (2013)
  • Member of Board of Directors, Winter Games Sports Complex, Clarenville, 1995
  • 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
  • Vice-President of the NL West Coast Senior Hockey League, (2007-2009)
  • 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 2007, 2008 and 2009 Vista Regional Summer Games Committees
  • Member of the 1998 SPN National Softball Tournament Committee
  • Member of the 2004 SPN National Softball Tournament Committee
    • Also Umpired in this Tournament
  • Member of the Shoal Harbour Recreation Commission for 3 years
  • Coached of the Clarenville Under 20 Female Minor Hockey Team, (2013-2016)
  • Coached Clarenville Under 15 Female Minor Hockey Team, (2010-2013)
  • Coached the Clarenville Under 12 Female Minor Hockey Team, (2009-2010)
  • Junior Ski Leader for the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club, (2003-2009)
  • Coached Clarenville Women’s Senior “A” Fast-pitch Softball All-Star Team, (1988-1990) Also coached league teams and minor softball
  • 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
  • Level 1 Official – Swim Canada, 2007
  • Level 2 Official – Swim Canada, 2008 to present
  • Volunteer Official at Swim Meets and Summer Club Championships in Gander (2007-2016)
  • Registered Softball Umpire Fast-pitch and Slo-pitch, (1978-2005)
  • Hockey referee for several years
  • Town of Clarenville Athlete of the Year, 1984
  • Clarenville High School Athlete of the Year, 1984
  • Recipient of the President’s Award for Dedication to the Clarenville Area Recreation Association Inc., 1999 and 2001.