Thomas Mathews is a bilingual lawyer based in Toronto, practicing civil, commercial, and criminal litigation. He is a member of the Bars of Ontario and Québec and represents clients in both provinces. Commercial litigation is the focus of his practice. He has both prosecuted and defended actions on the Commercial List. He regularly litigates partnership disputes and injunctions “as well as various regulatory matters.”. In addition, Thomas handles select criminal matters, including white-collar criminal defense work. He successfully defended clients from significant, RCMP-led prosecutions involving allegations of fraud.
Competition law has always been a strong interest for Thomas, a past recipient of the CBA’s James H. Bocking Memorial Award for his research on the failing firm defense. He also completed a secondment at the Competition Bureau’s Criminal Matters Branch.
Thomas is committed to developing a deeper understanding of how his clients’ businesses operate, compete, and succeed. Since 2021, he has served on the board of Venture Ontario, whose principal business is to make and manage investments in venture capital funds and technology companies on behalf of the Government of Ontario. He previously served on the board of the Quebec-India Business Council.
Passionate about public affairs, he enjoys writing on political and business issues and has been published in both national and local newspapers. A native of Ancaster, Ontario, Thomas is a graduate of McMaster University’s Arts & Science Program and holds law degrees from Université Laval and the University of Ottawa. He is a member of the Bay Street Rugby Football Club.