Scott Matheson
Scott Matheson
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Scott Matheson is a business-minded lawyer with a general litigation practice, representing individuals, businesses, governments, and post-secondary institutions in 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:

  • Commercial, shareholder, and collection disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Commercial tenancy and condominium matters
  • Professional liability matters
  • Fatality inquiries
  • Constitutional litigation
  • Defamation claims
  • Domestic and international arbitrations
  • Acting as Independent Supervising Solicitor (ISS) in carrying out Anton Piller orders

He handles matters from inception to trial at various administrative tribunals, the Alberta Court of Justice both Civil and Criminal, the Court of King's Bench of Alberta, the Court of Appeal of Alberta, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

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."

Law Society of Alberta
2024 - Present
Law Society of Alberta – Practice Review Committee
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Civil Litigation Section (North)
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Constitutional and Privacy Section (North)
Canadian Association of University Solicitors
Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, Constitutional and Privacy Section (North)
Executive Member
2016 - 2018
Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, Membership Committee
Executive Member
2014 - 2015
Distinguished Volunteer Award
Pro Bono Law Alberta
University of Alberta, Faculty of Law
Sessional Instructor (Civil Procedure)
Pro Bono Law Alberta
Member, Board of Directors
2018 - 2020
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
Chair, Board of Directors
Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Ltd v Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Ltd, 2024 ABCA 74
Pacific Atlantic Pipeline Construction Ltd v Coastal Gaslink Pipeline Ltd, 2023 ABKB 736
Feser (Re), 2023 ABKB 509
Freeman v Canadian Natural Resources Limited, 2022 ABQB 96
Freeman v Canadian Natural Resources Limited, 2021 ABQB 931
Miller v Alberta (Human Rights Commission), 2021 ABQB 696
Freeman v University of Alberta, 2021 ABQB 612
Reference re Code of Civil Procedure (Que.), art. 35, 2021 SCC 27
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada v. Malic, 2020 IIROC 37
Tutt v The Owners: Condominium Plan No. 7822572, 2020 ABQB 265
Kaufmann v Edmonton (City) Police Service, 2019 ABCA 272
Bragg Creek Community Association v Tyco Integrated Fire & Security Canada, Inc, 2019 ABQB 226
Teare Creek Contractors Ltd v Sonex Construction Ltd, 2018 ABQB 679
MGN Constructors Inc v AXA Pacific Insurance Company, 2018 ABQB 631
Stephen v MacLean, 2018 ABQB 53
Owners: Condominium Plan No. 0625385 v Oxford Grande Ltd., 2017 ABQB 316
MUA v Four Points Sheraton Edmonton South (DBA), 2017 ABQB 804
Weber v Edmonton (Police Service), 2014 ABLERB 47
1126592 Alberta Ltd. v. Condominium Corporation No. 0425913 (New Cambridge Lofts), 2014 ABPC 183
Regco Petroleums Ltd v Gerling Canada Insurance Company, 2014 ABQB 459
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."


Osgoode Hall Law School, 2019, Master of Laws
University of Alberta, 2011, Bachelor of Laws
University of Alberta, 2007, Bachelor of Arts