Lewis Andrews, QC

Counsel

“Common sense often makes good law.”
- William Orville Douglas

Thoughtful collaborator.

Desired results.  Lewis doesn’t see himself simply as legal counsel to his clients; he sees himself as a member of the clients’ team. Using common sense and his many years of experience practicing law, Lewis looks for practical ways to resolve issues in a manner which is timely and fair to all parties.

Representative matters

Working with a diverse client base that includes individuals, insurers, manufacturers and professional bodies, Lewis has been involved in a number of significant files, including:
  • Defending a volunteer fire department in a fire loss claim.
  • Defending a golf course in a claim for substantial personal injuries.
  • Defending claims on behalf of insurers and manufacturers in product liability claims.
  • Acting for professional bodies and individual professionals in defence of liability claims.
  • Acting for professional bodies in regulatory and disciplinary matters.

Areas of practice:

  • Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Regulation
  • Securities/Corporate Finance

BAR ADMISSION(S)

Newfoundland and Labrador, 1974

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1974
Memorial University of Newfoundland, B.A., 1971

QUEEN'S COUNSEL

1993

ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Partnership Board, Stewart McKelvey, 1990 to 2012
  • Member, Human Resources and Governance Committee, Partnership Board, Stewart McKelvey, 2008 to present
  • Member, Insurance Claims Committee, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, 2009 to present
  • Member of the Salvation Army St. John’s Advisory Board, 2007 to present

LANGUAGE(S)

English

LEXPERT RATINGS

Directors and Officers Liability
Litigation - Commercial Insurance
Personal Injury

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

BV Distinguished®

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EXTERNAL RATINGS

  • Best Lawyers 2017 Insurance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in St. John's
  • Best Lawyers, Personal Injury Litigation, 2006, 2008-2019
  • Best Lawyers, Insurance Law, 2011-2019

Suite 1100, Cabot Place
100 New Gower Street
St. John's, NL, Canada
A1C 6K3

P 709.570.8822
F 709.722.4565

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Christine Osmond

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