40 Years, 40 Stories
Matthew White, Partner
After Matt graduated from law at University of Alberta, he wasn’t sure what he wanted to specialize in. But after finishing his articling position at McLeod Law in 1999, he got placed with the Personal Injury group and knew he’d found his specialty.
With his love for a good verbal sparring, and a nurse and a doctor for parents, Matt feels right at home in the Personal Injury group. He sees his role as helping his clients with the recovery process and making sure they receive the compensation they need to put their lives back together. He’s especially pleased when he settles a claim in a timely way for someone who needs immediate assistance. In one case, he resolved a claim after his client had surgery, allowing the client to cover the cost of rehabilitative treatment, which they wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise.
Matt also understands that money alone isn’t enough to ease the pain. “I always hope the completion of litigation will bring closure to my clients’ frustration and offer some peace of mind,” he says. “But I also try to help them understand and address the lifelong impact of their injury.”
Matt credits his 24-year marriage to spending a lot of time out of the house and having an understanding wife and no kids. When he’s not nursing an injury from playing squash or feeding his addiction to online shopping for used cars, Matt enjoys biking along the Weaselhead and Glenmore Reservoir paths on his 25-year-old mountain bike.
In celebration of our milestone anniversary, 40 Years 40 Stories celebrates the diverse expertise, personalities and points of view that have helped our firm grow with the Calgary community since 1980.