Matt practises in the area of civil litigation with an emphasis on personal injury litigation. Matt has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice as well as administrative boards and tribunals and has trial experience at the Superior Court of Justice and the Provincial Offences Court.
Matt is very active in the London community and has served as a Trustee for the Thames Valley District School Board representing Wards 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 in London. He advocated for his constituents and worked to improve the education system for the School Board’s 75,000 elementary and secondary school students and 7,800 teachers and staff. He also served on several Board committees including the Planning and Priorities Committee, the Policy Committee, Program and School Services Committee and the Audit Committee.
Matt was awarded the prestigious Loran National Scholarship to attend Western University. While at University, Matt was elected to the University’s Board of Governors and Senate and has volunteered in Tanzania doing HIV relief work. Matt also served on the committee that chose the 10th President and Vice-Chancellor of Western University, Dr. Amit Chakma. In 2016, Matt was named one of London’s Top 20 Under 40 by Business London Magazine and in 2017, Matt was awarded the prestigious Ken Sadler Award from Pride London for outstanding individual contributions to the London community. Matt loves to travel and has a 2nd degree Black Belt in Karate.
Matthew was born and raised in London, Ontario. Prior to commencing his legal career, Matt interned at the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto and did constituency work for a London Provincial Cabinet Minister.
Education & Experience
Matthew graduated with distinction at Western University, where he was a Weston Loran Scholar, with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2009 and graduated with his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2012.
- An Overview of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) in Ontario
- Statutory Deductible for General Damages in Personal Injury Claims in Ontario
- What Is Contributory Negligence and How Will It Affect Your Personal Injury Claim in Ontario?
- Common Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents
- 10 Common Car Accident Injuries
- Safety Tips to Prevent Boating Accidents
- Personal Injury and Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Rideshare Apps and Roadshare Accidents: Uber and Lyft
- What is a Litigation Guardian?
- Can I sue if I’m injured while vacationing?
- Cohen Highley Lawyer Re-Elected as Chair of the Thames Valley District School Board
- Matt Reid named co-chair of the London and Middlesex Ontario Justice Education Network
- Statutory Accident Benefits Summary Charts
- Can I Sue If I’m Injured Outside of Canada?
- Accident Benefits – What can I recover if I’m in a car accident?
In The Media
Areas of Practice
- Chair of the Board, Middlesex-London Health Unit
- Vice Chair, Humane Society London and Middlesex
- Board Member, Goodwill Industries
- Past Chair of the Board, Thames Valley District School Board
- Past President and Chair of the Board for HOBY Canada (Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership)
- Former Governor, Western University’s Board of Governors
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Middlesex Law Association
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