Education

Bar Admission

  • 2021

Matthew joined Alexander Holburn as an Articling Student in December 2020 after completing his J.D. at the University of British Columbia.

He also holds a degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. As an undergraduate student, Matthew spent many hours as a research and teaching assistant for a number of professors. Prior to joining the team, he worked as a temporary articled student at a small full-service firm in Burnaby, BC.

Matthew is primarily interested in litigation, particularly in the areas of regulatory and administrative law, as well as professional liability.

As a law student, he coordinated and managed a team of law students and lawyers at a volunteer legal clinic in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver with Pro Bono Students Canada. He also volunteered as a peer tutor to incoming law students.

While at law school, Matthew was awarded the Dean’s Public Interest Fellowship (2018) and was twice nominated for the UBC President’s Student Leadership Award (2019, 2020) for his work with the clinic. He was also the recipient of the Bruce McColl Memorial Prize in Alternative Dispute Resolution (2019).

On A Personal Note...

Outside of the law, Matthew loves playing and listening to acoustic folk music, working with computers, and playing volleyball.