Scott Matheson
Scott Matheson
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Scott Matheson is a business-minded lawyer with a general litigation and insurance practice, representing clients including governmental and institutional entities in commercial and other disputes in Alberta and Western Canada.

Scott's experience helping clients includes acting as business and litigation counsel for a broad range of issues, including the following:

  • Commercial, shareholder and collection disputes
  • Condominium and tenancy actions
  • Professional liability defence
  • Policing, and
  • Defamation claims.

He has significant experience handling matters throughout the courts of Alberta, including contested special chambers applications, judicial dispute resolution hearings, pre-trial conferences, mediations and trials, cases at the Provincial Court of Alberta both Civil and Criminal, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and briefing matters at both the Court of Appeal of Alberta and the Supreme Court of Canada.

His insurance practice comprises coverage, defence and subrogated actions for property, injury and casualty matters involving claims under automobile, Commercial General Liability, Errors & Omissions, Directors & Officer and other policies, including the defence of professional negligence claims.

Outside the Office

Scott is a seasoned world traveler with a weakness for New York City. He also makes it a point to drop in on court proceedings whenever he travels throughout Canada or abroad. "It’s cheaper than the movies. But popcorn is generally discouraged."

Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North)
Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Constitutional and Privacy Section (North)
Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (North)
Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Junior Lawyers
Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, Constitutional and Privacy Section (North)
Executive Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, Membership Committee
Executive Member
2014-2015
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Volunteer Lawyer, Evening Clinic
Pro Bono Law Alberta
Volunteer Lawyer, Civil Claims Duty Counsel Program
Pro Bono Law Alberta
Volunteer Lawyer, Amicus Program
Edmonton Community Legal Centre
Board of Directors
Owners: Condominium Plan No. 0625385 v Oxford Grande Ltd., 2017 ABQB 316
MUA v Four Points Sheraton Edmonton South (DBA), 2017 ABQB 804
1126592 Alberta Ltd. v. Condominium Corporation No. 0425913 (New Cambridge Lofts), 2014 ABPC 183
Brousseau v. Janz Estate, 2014 ABQB 136
MGN Constructors Inc. v. Axa Pacific Insurance Company, 2012 ABQB 561

Scott has handled several commercial contract disagreements involving abandoned goods after an eviction or post-lease. "This is a common problem for landlords, banks and other, related parties to an agreement. So, we've created a template that offers a set of practical options that often avoid the need for legal action altogether."

 

Education
University of Alberta, 2011, Bachelor of Laws
University of Alberta, 2007, Bachelor of Arts
Admissions
Alberta,2012