Sharon Matthews, QC
Sharon Matthews practises at Camp Fiorante Matthews Mogerman and has acted as counsel at trials and on appeals in BC, Alberta, Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada. Her practice is focused on aviation cases, product liability cases, class actions and access to justice issues.
Elected a Bencher for Vancouver County since 2014, Sharon is currently Vice-Chair of the Ethics Committee, and a member of the Finance and Audit Committee, Rule of Law and Lawyer Independence Advisory Committee and Law Firm Regulation Task Force.
Sharon has devoted volunteer time to access to justice issues including the CBA Legal Aid test case, the BC Public Commission on Legal Aid, and the CBABC’s Public Engagement On Legal Aid. She was pro bono counsel for the CBABC at trial, at the BC Court of Appeal and at the Supreme Court of Canada on Vilardell v. Dunham / TLABC v. British Columbia, a case pertaining to the constitutionality of hearing fees.
Sharon’s volunteer efforts also include pro bono work and speaking at continuing legal education events, including for The Advocates’ Society, TLABC, CBABC, BC CLE and UBC. She is a member of the CBABC and the TLABC. In 2011/2012 she served as the President of the CBABC.
Sharon’s abilities and volunteer endeavours have been recognized with three CBABC President’s Medals (2003, 2010 and 2012), in 2006 with the UBC Law Alumni Association Outstanding Young Alumna Award and in 2012 with an appointment as Queen’s Counsel.