Matt is an associate lawyer with Pushor Mitchell who practices in the areas of personal injury law, mental health law, and criminal law. Matt is available to assist with applications for record suspension and applications for U.S. entry waivers ( advance permission to enter the United States as an inadmissible non-immigrant alien).
Originally from Montreal, Matt completed his undergraduate studies in Psychology at McGill University in 2004 and earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 2008. While a student at UBC, he received the JSD Tory Prize for advocacy, the John Herbert Frederic Stanton award for contributions to the university community, and the Higgins Award for outstanding contribution to the UBC Law Student’s Legal Advice Program. Matt’s team placed second at the Intellectual Property Moot at Oxford University, and he has continued to assist UBC’s team prepare for that moot each year since he graduated.
Following law school, Matt completed his articles at the Department of Justice in Vancouver and subsequently practiced with the Tax Litigation Services group, representing the Canada Revenue Agency before the Tax Court of Canada. He then joined the Public Safety, Defence and Immigration group where he represented the Correctional Service of Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police before provincial, superior and appellate level courts.
Away from the office, Matt serves as the Provincial Team Leader for the BC Chapter of Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness among our veterans. Matt is an active volunteer with the Pushor Mitchell Apple Triathlon. He enjoys Crossfit, skiing, cycling and spending time in the great Okanagan outdoors with his wife, Leslie.
- Personal injury litigation including claims arising from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, assault and sexual assault
- Appeals before the Mental Health Review Panel
- Applications for record suspensions of Canadian criminal records and U.S. Entry Waivers
- Agent for the federal government prosecuting offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Income Tax Act, and other federal statutes