Matthew’s primary focus is personal injury law. Matthew has represented clients in numerous injury cases involving vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and slips and falls. He has extensive experience with serious injury claims including orthopaedic and brain injuries. Matthew also has significant experience with commercial litigation, subrogated property insurance, workers compensation and criminal defence matters.
Matthew has appeared at every level of court in Canada, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
A few notable decisions include:
Furlan v. The Owners, Strata Plan BCS3202
Matthew represented an injured cyclist who struck an unusual curb in Yaletown. The court held that the curb was unsafe and awarded the cyclist a six-figure damage award.
C.M.S. v. I.C.B.C.
Matthew represented the claimant passenger in an uninsured motorist protection arbitration. He successfully argued that the passenger did not forfeit his insurance coverage as a result of the driver of his vehicle being intoxicated at the time of the accident.
Tassone v. Cardinal
Matthew represented a home owner at trial and in the Court of Appeal successfully arguing that the owner was entitled to possession of his property and that the tenant’s claim that the owner obtained the property by way of undue influence was unsubstantiated.
IBM Canada Limited v. Waterman
Matthew represented a wrongfully dismissed employee at the Supreme Court of Canada who was awarded pension benefits in addition to damages for wrongful dismissal.
Burke v. Schwetje
Matthew represented an American commercial fisherman injured in a motor vehicle accident in BC that caused a hand injury resulting in a partial disability. The client received over $200,000 in compensation for pain and suffering and past and future wage loss.
Matthew is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Trial Lawyers Association of BC. He graduated from UBC Law School in 2008 and was called to the BC Bar in 2009.