Rodney Zdebiak

Partner

“One should always keep things in focus and in perspective.”

Collaborating with clients.

Good legal representation doesn’t just involve resolving a current problem. Rodney helps his clients resolve their current legal issues, but also assists them to develop strategies to minimize future risks and provides the clients with the tools to deal with similar issues before they turn into legal problems. Rodney practices in the following areas of law:
  • Insurance
  • Workplace human rights
  • Technology and intellectual property
  • Life and disability
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Labour and employment

Representative matters

Working with clients such as insurance companies, institutional clients and families, Rodney has helped his clients by:
  • Acting as counsel for school boards on education and employment matters.
  • Acting for insurers in personal injury and property damage claims.
  • Acting for private and institutional clients on human rights and other administrative matters.
  • Acting for health authorities and families on issues of mental competency and the management of personal and financial affairs.

Areas of practice

  • Insurance
  • Workplace Human Rights
  • Technology and Intellectual Property
  • Life and Disability
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Labour and Employment
  • Real Estate

BAR ADMISSION(S)

Newfoundland and Labrador, 1993

LAW SOCIETY(IES)

Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

EDUCATION

Dalhousie University, LL.B., 1992
University of Manitoba, B.A. (with distinction), 1987

ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law and Education, 2005-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, Newfoundland Computers for Schools, 2003-present
  • Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners of the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission, 2015-present
  • Board member, Sound Arts Initiatives Inc.
  • Elective bencher, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, September 2017 - present
  • Member, Insurance Committee, Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, September 2017 - present

LANGUAGE(S)

English

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL RATINGS

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EXTERNAL RATINGS

  • Best Lawyers: Administrative and Public Law, 2014-2019

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

P 709.570.8841
F 709.722.4565

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LEGAL ASSISTANT(S)

Sherry Spracklin

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