Our firm was created by Bill Morrow, QC and Judy Morrow, QC in 1989. Since that time, the firm has prided itself on meeting the legal needs of residents across Newfoundland and Labrador. Together, Bill and Judy have accumulated over 72 years of experience and received exceptional results for their clients.
In 2010, John Crosbie and Adam Gosse joined our firm as practising lawyers. John and Adam worked closely with Bill and Judy to become proficient in all areas of the law. The practical knowledge and experience they have gained, together with their online approach to legal research allow them to keep abreast of current developments in the law, which allows our firm to better serve the needs of our clients.
In 2017, John Crosbie took on the role of Managing Director of Morrow, Morrow & Crosbie. Working closing with Judy Morrow, John, with proven leadership skills, facilitates the lawyers and staff in providing legal counsel to our clients.
In 2016, Sarah Pinsent joined our firm as an Articled Clerk and was called to the Bar in 2018. Originally from Dildo, Trinity Bay, Sarah is committed to practicing law in rural Newfoundland and Labrador.
In early 2018, John Ottenheimer, Q.C. became the latest lawyer to join the team at Morrow, Morrow & Crosbie. Mr. Ottenheimer’s extensive legal knowledge and experience in various areas of the law serve as an asset to our firm and our clients.
In addition to our lawyers, Morrow, Morrow & Crosbie has a strong team of dedicated and professional staff members that assist the lawyers and our clients with all legal matters. The exceptional performance of the staff makes them an invaluable and integral part of our legal team.
Bill Morrow graduated from law school at the University of New Brunswick in 1980 and was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 1981. Prior to relocating to Bay Roberts, Mr. Morrow spent time in private practice in St. John’s, and served as Legal Counsel for NL Hydro and the Hydro Group of Companies.
As a founding member of our firm, Bill built a large general practice. In particular, Mr. Morrow gained extensive experience in civil litigation, personal injury, corporate and commercial law, fisheries law, and municipal law. He advocated for clients before all levels of Court in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Canada and various administrative tribunals, prior to his retirement.
Throughout his career, Bill volunteered his time with a number of community organizations, as well as Law Society activities. Notably, he served as a RNC Civil Complaints Adjudicator, a member of the Judicial Enforcement Act Steering Committee, and a member of the Law Society’s Disciplinary Committee.
As an established member of the legal community for over 37 years, Bill received numerous awards and accolades for his work. Notably, in 1996, Bill was appointed as Queen’s Counsel. In addition, Bill received a “Very High” rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
Mr. Morrow retired from active legal service in 2017 and was named a Life Member with the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador the same year.
Judy Morrow graduated from law school at Dalhousie University in 1985 and was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 1986. Judy began her legal career in St. John’s and soon relocated to Bay Roberts. Together with Bill, they established the law firm which is now Morrow, Morrow & Crosbie. With over 30 years of experience in the legal field, Judy has established a successful general practice. She prides herself in her work in the civil litigation and personal injury field, family law, and real estate law.
In addition, Ms. Morrow has assisted on a variety of community organizations and boards during her career. Notably, she has served as the Chief Adjudicator for the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission, Vice Chairperson/ Secretary of the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission, as well as Chairperson of its Appeal Board. Judy was also a part-time instructor with Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador for a number of years.
Ms. Morrow was honoured to be appointed Queen’s Counsel for Newfoundland and Labrador in 2017. She has also been Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards through the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.
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Prior to commencing his legal career, Mr. Ottenheimer worked as an educator in rural Newfoundland, serving as both a teacher and school principal. Following this, he attended law school at the University of Windsor. He was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 1982.
During his legal career, John gained valuable experience in all areas of general practice including real estate and property law, personal injury, immigration law, and family law.
Throughout his career, John has been a strong advocate for his clients, as well as others in his community. Notably, Mr. Ottenheimer was elected as a Member of the House of Assembly of Newfoundland and Labrador from 1996 to 2007, serving as a Cabinet Minister for four of those years. He is the former Chair of NL Hydro, as well as the former Chair and CEO of the Newfoundland and Labrador Housing Corporation.
Since joining Morrow, Morrow & Crosbie in 2018, John has enjoyed working with clients from the local area and the entire province. He continues to expand his practice in the areas of personal injury, estate planning and inquiries, as well as real estate. In addition to being a Barrister and Solicitor, Mr. Ottenheimer is also a Notary Public.
John has four sons and ten grandchildren. He lives in Marysvale with his wife, Helen.
John Crosbie graduated with a law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2009 and was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 2010. He joined the firm as a practicing lawyer at that time. Since then, he has established a growing general practice with Morrow, Morrow & Crosbie and became its Managing Director in 2017.
John is experienced in the civil litigation and personal injury, corporate and commercial law, fisheries, and real estate law fields. He has had the opportunity to advocate for his clients in the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as administrative tribunals. John is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association.
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Originally from Bay Roberts, Adam Gosse graduated with a law degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2009. He was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 2010, upon which time he joined the firm as a practicing lawyer.
While knowledgeable in all areas of the law, Adam’s practice is focused in the areas of civil litigation and personal injury, as well as family law. He has appeared on behalf of his clients at the Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (General Division), the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Family Division), the Residential Tenancies Board and Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Board. Adam is also a member of the Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association.
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Sarah Pinsent joined the firm as an Articled Clerk in 2016 and graduated from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in 2017. She was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador Bar in 2018.
While attending law school, Sarah gained valuable skills while working at the Dalhousie Legal Aid community clinic, and received numerous academic awards including the William D. Outhit Prize for highest standing in Administrative Law. She also received the Maxwell J. Pratt Scholarship from the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador for her academic performance. Originally from Dildo, Sarah is committed to serving those in the Trinity and Conception Bay area.
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