Matthew Booth was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and raised on his family’s farm outside of Lloydminster, Alberta. Matthew’s interest in both business and people led him to study at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where he graduated with a  Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources with distinction. Matthew’s academic success led to his admission at the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law where he again earned his degree with distinction, in the top group of law graduates.

Access to justice for everyone is very important to Matthew. Throughout law school he helped low-income individuals with their civil and criminal cases at the University of Alberta’s Student Legal Services Project. He also volunteered with the Elizabeth Fry Society to provide legal information and emotional support to those who struggled with family and criminal Court. On behalf of the Elizabeth Fry Society, Matthew prepared a report to the Alberta government recommending drug and anger-management treatment for criminal offenders in correctional facilities.


Matthew articled with a law firm in a small town in rural Alberta that offered a wide range of legal services. He was trained in real estate, wills and estates, and family law.

He prepared wills and powers of attorney, negotiated separation agreements and parenting arrangements, and assisted with corporate and real estate transactions. He has also represented clients at hearings before the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and the Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan.

Matthew decided to move to the Okanagan to escape the cold winters in Edmonton and to be closer to family who had themselves moved to BC. When he is not at the office, Matthew enjoys watching movies, reading medieval history, face-timing with his niece and nephew, and exploring all the wonderful things that the Okanagan has to offer.

Education

University of Alberta (B.Comm.)

University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law (J.D.)