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Mathew J.N. Farrell


Born in Saskatchewan, 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.


LL.B. (2006) – Queen’s University

Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, Political Science (2003) – University of Calgary

Date Called to Bar: 

November 6, 2007

Community Involvement: 

Mathew is heavily involved in the amateur wrestling community.  Having competed throughout high school and university at a high level, he now takes pleasure in coaching the next generation and giving back to the sport.

Areas of Practice: 

Litigation, Construction Law, Condominium Law,Corporate Disputes, Estate Litigation, Real Estate, Corporate Law

Professional Associations: 

Law Society of Alberta

Calgary Bar Association

Significant Past-Projects: 

Smiechowski v Preece, 2015 ABCA 105 (CanLII)

Smiechowski v Preece, 2014 ABQB 272 (CanLII)

MacMillan v. STS Homes Ltd., 2013 ABPC 292 (CanLII)

Haskayne v. Resort Development Funding Corporation, 2012 ABPC 287 (CanLII)

Lavallee v. Siksika Nation, 2011 ABQB 49 (CanLII)

Lavallee v. Siksika Nation, 2011 ABQB 282 (CanLII)

Vargo v. Canmore (Town), 2011 ABQB 649 (CanLII)

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Office Number: (403) 457-7778


Fax: 1-877-517-6373



Riverfront Pointe

342 4 Ave S.E.

Calgary, AB T2G 1C9

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