Matt’s practice focuses primarily in the areas of civil and criminal litigation. Matt has appeared before all levels of court in Saskatchewan. He has also appeared in courts in Alberta and Manitoba. Matt has experience conducting questionings, interlocutory applications, as well as running his own civil and criminal trials. He regularly defends individual and corporate clients in civil actions, regulatory proceedings and criminal matters. As well, Matt has successfully pursued civil claims on behalf of his clients.
As part of his criminal defence practice, Matt defends individuals charged with drug and tobacco offences, criminal driving offences, common, aggravated and sexual assault, fraud, unlawful confinement, attempted murder, weapons offences and other charges. Matt has the ability to critically analyze 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 alongside leading senior counsel including Aaron A. Fox, Q.C. and Gordon J. Kuski, Q.C.
Prior to attending law school in 2011, and joining the firm in 2014, Matt worked as an engineer in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Matt grew up on a farm outside of Regina, Saskatchewan. He currently resides in Regina where he and his wife are 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
Bill C-3 and Judicial Training on Sexual Assault Cases
Police Powers of Arrest and Use of Force
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal Confirms That Detainees Have an Expectation of Privacy While Using Toilet Facilities
Provincial COVID-19 Public Health Orders – Police Compliance Checks
Regina, Saskatchewan – John A. Macdonald Statue Legacy Review
Sexual Assault – Anonymous Online Allegations vs. Our Criminal Justice System
Agrology: Provincial Regulation, Negligence and Potential Areas of Liability
Youth Criminal Records: The Basics