Before joining Polley Faith, Matt completed a pupillage at barristers’ chambers in London, UK, as a Harold G Fox Scholar. In this role, he assisted barristers in complex commercial disputes before various UK courts and arbitral tribunals. He also completed an intensive two-week advocacy training course given by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court in the UK. Matt also marshalled with judges at the Old Bailey and the Court of Appeal for England and Wales.
In 2017 – 2018 Matt served as a judicial law clerk to the Honourable Justice Catherine Kane of the Federal Court of Canada, where he gained experience in administrative law, Crown liability, and intellectual property. He articled at the Crown Law Office-Civil with Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General, where he worked on commercial, civil and public law matters.
Matt obtained his JD from the University of Toronto. While in law school, he was a senior editor for the Journal of Law and Equality, and the news editor for the Faculty’s student-run newspaper. He also worked as a research assistant to several professors, dealing with issues involving constitutional and immigration law.
Prior to law school, Matt obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts & Science from McMaster University.
Matt was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017. He is a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Toronto Lawyers’ Association.