Since 1999, Matthew has developed a specialized practice in the area of Personal Injury law, primarily representing plaintiffs, but also acting for the defence on behalf of the Alberta Government when lawsuits are brought against unknown persons or persons without insurance. As a result, he has extensive knowledge and experience from both perspectives of a personal injury action and the know-how to prepare for and address the tactics of the opposing side in all circumstances.
Matthew has appeared before the Provincial and Queen’s Bench levels of Court in Alberta on behalf of his clients on numerous occasions, at applications, mediations and even at trial.
Our plaintiff clients are typically hardworking, individual Albertans who want to get back to their normal life and lifestyle as soon as possible following an accident. Matthew’s practice focuses on speeding them to recovery as best as we can within the limitations of our current health care system, managing their claim along the way to best protect them against the sort of defence tactics which insurer’s employ, and achieving the best settlement possible, in as short a period of time as we can, given the circumstances of their case.
Managing expectations and preparing for the settlement negotiation process is the primary focus of Matthew’s practice approach, and he is in regular, direct contact with his clients throughout the life of their file.
- Minor Injury Update: The Sparrowhawk Decision, March 2012
Professional Associations & Activities
- Member, Law Society of Alberta
- Member, local BNI Chapter - BNI Excellence
- Past Member, Board of Directors, ARBI (Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured)