Matthew J. Wells

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Legal Administrative Assistant

Carol Thurlow
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Matthew Practices civil litigation with a focus on insurance defence.  He acts in complex multi-party actions involving priority and coverage issues. In addition to appearing successfully in the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada Matthew has conducted well over 100 hearings before administrative tribunals.  He is increasingly acting for insurers and businesses in administrative tribunals such as the Human Rights Tribunal.


LL.B., University of Windsor, 1998
Honours B.A. (graduating Summa Cum Laude), Political Science and Philosophy, McMaster University, 1993
M.A., Political Science, McMaster University, 1994


Canadian Defence Lawyers
Defence Research Institute
Hamilton Lawyers Club
Hamilton Medical-Legal Society
Hamilton Law Association Professional Issues Committee


Soccer Coach (2006 – Pres.)
Hockey Coach
Wesley Urban Ministries former Board Chair


Matt’s two kids keep him and Kym on the go constantly with hockey, soccer, music and you name it! They often go on family adventures.

He escapes his legal practice by reading science and philosophy, and building stuff (he fancies himself a competent carpenter).