About Matthew

Matt is a Board member and Partner in McInnes Cooper’s Saint John office. Matt advises clients in construction, environmental and insurance disputes. He has experience in complex and multi-party litigation, arbitration and mediation. He regularly appears before courts and administrative tribunals, including the Energy and Utilities Board, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Assessment and Planning Appeals Board.

Matt obtained a mechanical engineering degree, B.Sc. (M.E.), in 1993 and is a professional engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB). He served as the president of APEGNB in 2017-2018. Matt became a Fellow of Engineers Canada in 2009, honouring his contributions to the engineering profession in Canada.

Matt is active in the Saint John community. In 2008, he was awarded the Order of the Red Cross for his volunteer commitment to the Canadian Red Cross, including having served as Chair of the Canadian Red Cross, Atlantic Zone and on the National Board of Governors of the Canadian Red Cross.

Matt is also involved in the Canadian Bar Association, having served as the Chair of the National Construction Law Section of the CBA from 2012-2014. Matt was inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers in 2012.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Ranked by Chambers Canada 2024 for Construction [Nationwide – Band 5]
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers™ as the Construction Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Saint John (2018, 2022)
  • Repeatedly recommended in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory for Construction Law, Environmental Law, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Commercial Insurance, and Aboriginal Law (most recently in 2024)
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers® Canada for his practice in Construction Law (since 2016), Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law (since 2021)
  • Recognized by Lexpert® as a Leading Practitioner in Construction and Environmental Law
  • Listed as Provincial Litigation Star under Aboriginal, Commercial, Construction, Environmental and Insurance Law in Benchmark Litigation Canada
  • Featured in the Lexpert® Special Edition - Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers


  • LL.B., University of New Brunswick (1996)
  • B.Sc.(M.E.), University of New Brunswick (1993)

Bar Admissions

  • New Brunswick (1997)


  • English