Howard J. Sniderman, Q.C.
Admitted to the Alberta bar in 1982, Howie attended the University of Calgary, University of Manitoba, and University of Alberta, where he earned his LL.B. in 1981. Howie is a senior litigator and chair of the Witten LLP Litigation Department. He has a commercial litigation & arbitration practice that emphasizes commercial lease and contract litigation, builders’ liens, and insolvency litigation.
Howie is a frequent lecturer and seminar panelist on topics ranging from trial advocacy to commercial lease matters for the U of A Faculty of Law and numerous legal and commercial leasing and insolvency industry associations and conferences. He is a past chairman of the Canadian Bar Association Commercial Leasing subection and past president of Edmonton Beth Shalom Congregation, Camp BB-Riback, and Maccabi Canada. He has also coached minor hockey and baseball. Howie made his professional pitching debut by throwing out the honourary first pitch at an Edmonton Capitals baseball game in the summer of 2010, but much to his consternation, has not yet been asked to sign a major league contract.