Wishart Law Firm LLP

Matthew M. Shoemaker



Matthew is an Associate at Wishart Law Firm, LLP. He 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 successfully completed his LL.B. in 2012. Matthew is fluent in French and conversational in Italian.

While at Algoma U, Matthew was awarded the Award of Excellence in History for the highest average in the B.A. History program. At uOttawa Matthew was awarded the Justice Gilles Létourneau & Colonel Michel Drapeau Prize for Canadian Military Law Studies for the highest grade in Canadian Military Law. Matthew was also published in the Summer 2012 edition of the Canadian Parliamentary Review and the July 2013 edition of the Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law for his essay ‘Bilingualism and Bijuralism at the Supreme Court of Canada’.

Matthew previously worked as a summer student at both the Provincial Offences office and the Sault Ste. Marie Legal Department. There he gained valuable experience with provincial offences and, alongside the City Prosecutor, conducted trials of provincial offences. Currently, Matthew’s practice interests include civil litigation, wills and estates and real estate. Matthew was elected as City Councillor in Ward 3 for the City of Sault Ste. Marie in 2014.

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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