Wishart Law Firm LLP

Matthew M. Shoemaker



Matthew is an Associate at Wishart Law Firm, LLP. Matthew articled at the Wishart Law Firm in 2012 and has worked with us a an Associate since completing his articles. Prior to working at the Wishart Law Firm, Matthew completed his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History at Algoma University in 2009. He then attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law where he obtained his LL.B. in 2012. Matthew is fluent in French and conversational in Italian.

Matthew has been the recipient of a number of academic and community awards including the Award of Excellence in History at Algoma U, the Justice Gilles Létourneau & Colonel Michel Drapeau Prize for Canadian Military Law Studies at uOttawa, and the Strive Young Professionals Leadership Award in 2018. While at the University of Ottawa, Matthew was published in the Canadian Parliamentary Review and the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law for his article ‘Bilingualism and Bijuralism at the Supreme Court of Canada’.

Matthew’s practice interests include wills and estate-planning, estate administration, real estate and civil litigation. Matthew was elected as City Councillor in Ward 3 for the City of Sault Ste. Marie in 2014 and re-elected in 2018.

You can also read Matthew's Article, Bilingualism and Bijuralism at the Supreme Court of Canada.


Activities & Affiliations

• Sault Ste. Marie City Council 2014-2022
• Sault College Board of Governors 2014-2020
• Algoma District Law Association
• Ontario Bar Association
• Registered Ontario Wedding Officiant


Bar Admissions

• Ontario, 2013


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