David Newman

David Newman

Director/ At-Large

Rotary Club of Winnipeg

District 5550

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David serves as Senior Counsel to Pitblado Law. David is an advocate, negotiator and dispute resolver. He serves as a facilitator of restorative justice processes and as an educator in the field of peace, conflict resolution, and human rights. Prior to serving as Senior Counsel, David was a Partner, Managing Partner, and Chair of predecessor firms Pitblado & Hoskin and Pitblado Buchwald Asper. 

David has a passion for the integration of peace, justice, and human rights practices within and amongst organizations, and also has experience representing clients at all court levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. 

David has been a member of the Rotary Club of Winnipeg since 1983, and is a past President (1994-1995). He is a National Board Member of a Canadian Rotary Charity titled “Honouring Indigenous People”, and published a written series on Peace in 2015 for Community News Commons, a Winnipeg media hub, as well as educating and speaking on the subject of Opportunities for Improving Positive and Negative Peace and Learning from Indigenous Peoples. He is Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Rotary District 5550 World Peace Partners and Peace Days, as well as being a major donor to Rotary Peace Centres.