Matthew believes that legal problems need solutions that are both practical and principled.
Matthew began his legal career at a national, full-service law firm, where he enjoyed facing challenges in various areas of litigation, including commercial leasing, banking, contract disputes, and estates. He joined Goddard Gamage LLP in order to specialize in helping clients with estate, trust, capacity, and elder law disputes and issues.
When working with a lawyer, everyone deserves to be treated with respect, compassion, and fairness.
These principles are the basis for Matthew’s relationships with all of his clients. He focuses on arriving at practical solutions, based on sound legal principles, to allow clients to move forward with their lives. Matthew is thoughtful and analytical, looking at a problem from different angles before recommending a solution.
As a law student, Matthew volunteered at his school’s legal aid clinic. He helped low-income clients, some with mental health issues, face a variety of legal challenges. He continues to volunteer for the Law Help Ontario program where he assists people who can’t afford a lawyer in understanding how to proceed in litigation.
Matthew graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2009 and was called to the Ontario bar in 2010. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and sits on the Ontario Bar Association’s Estates and Trusts executive. Prior to law school, Matthew earned a Master’s degree in History from the University of Toronto and was published in the Journal of American History. His hobbies include reading, strategy games, and political campaigning.