Matthew Gordon

Telephone: 416-546-2103

Matthew is an associate at the firm. He practises in all areas of labour and employment law, human rights law, professional discipline and civil litigation.

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta. His final master’s paper was on the psychological and economic pitfalls negotiators face during hostile collective bargaining. During law school, Matthew was President of the University of Alberta law school’s dispute resolution club, and he volunteered for Pro Bono Students Canada on employment and insurance matters.

Before joining Johnstone & Cowling LLP, Matthew practised general civil litigation, federal labour relations and human rights law, including several cases involving RCMP officers facing discipline or harassment. His connection to law enforcement started during his undergraduate degree, when he was a summer student for the Canada Border Services Agency. He has also worked in human resources in the oilfield services industry.

When he isn’t practising law, he is a member of the Toronto Writers’ Cooperative, runs in charity races, and makes homemade hot sauce.

Matthew is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Industrial Relations Association.