Corwin Mills was raised in Shoal Harbour, married June Wickwire in November 1973 and they have two children; Sonya and Steven.
Corwin graduated Clarenville High School in 1962 and attended Memorial University from 1962 – 1967. He was enrolled in a five year program joint BA in Economics and Bachelor of Commerce, and was registered in 1967. On graduation Corwin applied for the Federal Foreign Service; he got invited to an interview and passed that stage, however, he was informed that there was insufficient openings and was advised to come back in a year or so. In the meantime, he worked at the Department of Trade and Commerce in Ottawa from May 1967 to September 1968.
Corwin attended Law School at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and graduated with a LL.B. in May, 1971 at which time he articled in St. John’s from May, 1971 to April, 1972 and in April, 1972 he was admitted to the Newfoundland Bar.
In April 1972 Corwin started the firm now known as Mills Pittman & Twyne. At that time, it was known as Corwin Mills Law Office, based in St. John’s at first, with a branch office in Clarenville. In September, 1974 the firm was relocated to Clarenville. In February 1976 the firm became known as Mills and Dymond; in 1984 it became Mills Dymond and Hussey; in 1997 it became Mills Dymond Hussey & Pittman; in 1999 it became Mills Hussey & Pittman; in 2009 it became Mills Pittman Law Offices; and in January 2013 it became Mills Pittman & Twyne Law Offices. The firm started with one lawyer and one employee in 1972 and today they have seven lawyers and 16 employees.
From September 1982 – June 1983, he took a leave of absence and attended full time university at Cardiff, Wales and studied Marine Law at which time he obtained a Masters in Marine Law Degree. In May, 1988 Corwin was appointed a Q.C. (Queen’s Council)
Corwin has been very active within the community and has been on many Boards and Committees. To name a few:
- Member of the Clarenville Area Chamber of Commerce since 1972. He was a Director for many years and served 2 – two year terms as President. In fact, he was President in 1976 when the Refinery at Come By chance closed down and again President in 1986 when the Refinery reopened.
- A Charter member of the Rotary Club of Clarenville.
- Chair of the Board of the former Eastern community College and after that a Board Member for a number of years of the College of the North Atlantic.
- Member of the Clarenville Nordic Ski Club as Executive from October 1973 to present and a certified Instructor since the mid 1970s.
- Chair of the Alpine Development Alliance cooperation since the fall of 2000.