Matt’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of civil and criminal litigation. Matt has experience drafting appeals, pleadings and arguments for all levels of court as well as for administrative tribunals. Matt has appeared before all levels of court in Saskatchewan. As well, he has also appeared before Courts in Alberta. Matt has experience conducting questionings, interlocutory applications, as well as running his own civil and criminal trials. He has successfully defended clients in civil actions, regulatory proceedings and criminal trials. As well, Matt has successfully pursued civil claims on behalf of his clients.
As part of Matt’s criminal defence practice he has defended individuals charged with drug offences, criminal driving offences, common, aggravated and sexual assault, fraud, unlawful confinement, attempted murder and other charges. Matt has the ability to critically analyse allegations made against his clients. This, combined with his advocacy and common sense approach in obtaining the best results possible, make him a valued member of the McDougall Gauley Defence Group. In his time at McDougall Gauley LLP, Matt has had the benefit practicing under leading senior counsel including Aaron A. Fox, Q.C., Gordon J. Kuski, Q.C. and others.
Prior to attending law school in 2011, and joining the firm in 2014, Matt worked as an engineer in Grande Prairie, Alberta for several years. Matt grew up on a farm outside of Regina, Saskatchewan and currently resides in Regina where he and his wife are currently raising their young family.
- Saskatchewan, 2015
- Juris Doctor, University of Saskatchewan, 2014
- Bachelor of Applied Science, Petroleum Systems Engineering, University of Regina, 2008
- Regina Public Library, Literacy Program Volunteer
Memberships & Associations
- Canadian Bar Association
- Criminal Justice South Saskatchewan Section Chair, 2018–present
- Law Society of Saskatchewan
- Regina Bar Association
- Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association