Scott Matheson
Scott Matheson
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Scott Matheson is a business-minded lawyer with a general litigation 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
  • Fatality Inquiries
  • Defamation claims
  • Construction Litigation
  • Acting as Independent Supervising Solicitor (ISS) in carrying out Anton Piller orders

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

His insurance practice comprises coverage, defence, and subrogated matters under 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)
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Constitutional and Privacy Section (North)
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Insurance Law Section (North)
Canadian Bar Association Alberta, Junior Lawyers
Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, Constitutional and Privacy Section (North)
Executive Member
Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch, Membership Committee
Executive Member
Distinguished Volunteer Award
Pro Bono Law Alberta
Pro Bono Law Alberta
Member, Board of Directors
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
Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada v. Malic, 2020 IIROC 37
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
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."


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