Born in Saskachewan, Mathew moved to Calgary at a young age. In junior high, he began wrestling, earning several provincial titles, a national championship, and many other accolades. He attended the University of Calgary, where he graduated with distinction, having been awarded the student-athlete award in his final year – which is awarded to the varsity athlete with the highest GPA across the university. After graduating from the University of Calgary, Mathew attended law school at Queen’s University. He articled at a small firm in Airdrie, followed by working at a larger firm in Calgary, where he honed his litigation skills and obtained a great deal of trial experience. Mathew also gained broad experience in real estate and corporate law, which he maintains to this day. Mathew subsequently worked at two other law firms, before finding a home with the Guardian Law Group.
Mathew has a wide variety of experience as lead counsel in the Provincial Court of Alberta, and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and has also appeared before the Court of Appeal as lead counsel. He has represented clients, both large and small, before public and private arbitral tribunals. He has a strong grasp of the law, coupled with an awareness of the practical considerations that need to be kept in mind to guide his clients.