- Member: Law Society of Alberta(2007-)
- Member: Lethbridge Bar Association
In many cases, clients who find themselves going through a difficult set of circumstances seek my services, especially when they have incurred a financial setback as a result of someone else’s wrongdoing. My diverse practice in general civil litigation assists me to reach my goal of maximizing your cost recovery, while at the same time, minimizing the legal expense of doing so. By utilizing my knowledge of substantive and procedural law, I aggressively advocate on behalf of my clients.
My practice consists of:
- Civil Litigation, including:
- Personal Injury
- Property Disputes
- Employment Law
- Estate Litigation
- Builders’ Liens and Construction Claims
- Debt Collection
- Fraudulent and Negligent Misrepresentation Claims
- Real Estate
- Wills and Estates
Matthew obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree upon graduating from the University of Lethbridge, with great distinction, in 2002. He subsequently attended law school at the University of Victoria, graduating in 2005. During his final year of law school, Matthew competed on behalf of the University of Victoria in the Gayle Moot competition held in Toronto, Ontario arguing criminal and constitutional issues.
Matthew then went on to article in the Litigation Department of a large international law firm, Macleod Dickson LLP, now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, practicing there following his call to the Bar. In March of 2008, Matthew returned to Lethbridge, where he practiced with another local firm in the areas of general civil litigation and family litigation. In June of 2010, Mathew joined Huckvale LLP. Since that time, the greater part of his practice has involved general civil litigation. Matthew also acts for his clients in the matter of property purchases and sales and estate planning and administration.
Matthew has successfully represented clients in numerous matters before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal. Additionally, Matthew has appeared in front of several Administrative Tribunals. Some recently reported decisions in which Matthew has successfully represented his clients’ interests in Court, including the following:
Giving back to his community is crucial to Matthew. He has spent time providing assistance at Calgary Legal Guidance and Lethbridge Legal Guidance, providing free legal advice to low income individuals. He recently finished serving on the Board of Directors for the Lethbridge Association for Community Living, a not for profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of special needs children and adults, as well as their families, and advocating for their full inclusion within the broader community.
Matthew enjoys reading and hiking. As a dedicated family man, he spends as much time as possible with his family; his wife Brookee, three boys and one girl.