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Matthew A. Johnstone

Matthew A. Johnstone


Year of call: 2011

Year joined SF: 2010

Matt began his legal career at Sullivan Festeryga in 2010 and became a Partner in 2018. His broad litigation practice focuses on insurance defence, plaintiff personal injury, employment law and criminal law as a per diem Crown Attorney.

After completing a B.A. with Honours in Political Science at McMaster University in 2007, he went on to earn his LL.B from the University of Windsor in 2010.

Matt regularly appears before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, and various tribunals including the License Appeal Tribunal.

As an active member of the Hamilton legal community, and is the current President of the Hamilton Lawyers’ Club. In addition, he sits on the Hamilton Law Association’s CPD committee and is the coach of the St. Thomas More Competitive Mock Trial team.

Matt enjoys golfing and spending time with his wife and their two German Shepherds, Kalie and Kenya.


  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 2010
  • B.A. (Hons), Political Science, McMaster University 2007


  • Hamilton Lawyers’ Club – President
  • Hamilton Law Association