Lawyers & Consultants
Matt’s practice is focused on municipal law and public sector litigation. He offers representation to local governments, public entities, corporations, and individuals in a broad range of civil litigation matters and, in particular, on applications for judicial review before the Divisional Court and Federal Court. He also appears regularly before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal and other administrative tribunals.
Matt was called to the Bar in 2019 and has appeared as counsel before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, and adjudicative tribunals. Prior to joining Barriston, Matt had his own practice in Collingwood, serving clients in municipal and land planning matters, as well as public sector litigation.
Before being called to the Bar, Matt summered and articled with the Crown Law Office - Civil of the Ministry of the Attorney General, the central litigation and advisory office for the Government of Ontario. During his articles, he supported counsel in all phases of complex litigation files, with a particular focus in administrative law and defence of regulatory negligence.
Matt obtained his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he served as Senior Editor and Article Review Committee Chair of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Matt has also published in reputable, peer-reviewed law journals on subjects at the intersection of law, science, and risk regulation.
Matt recently moved to Collingwood with his wife and two young daughters. In what spare time he has, he enjoys weightlifting, skiing and being outdoors. He’s convinced there is no better community in Ontario to live and raise a family than Collingwood.