Ontario Court of Justice welcomes Matthew Stanley as new judge

Stanley assigned to Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph

Ontario Court of Justice welcomes Matthew Stanley as new judge

Attorney General Doug Downey has announced the appointment of Matthew Stanley to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective Apr. 28.

Justice Stanley has been named a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in Guelph. He was a sole practitioner who operated his law firm, Matthew W. Stanley Law, when he was appointed.

Stanley began his legal career at Moon Heath Barristers and Solicitors in Guelph. In 2003, he co-founded Stanley, Brown Barristers and Solicitors. He specializes in criminal defence, real estate, wills, and corporate matters.

Before the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice, Stanley has represented clients charged with various offences, such as murder, sexual assault, aggravated assault, dangerous offender applications, and drug-related violations.

Stanley is a member of the Wellington Law Association and the Ontario Justice Education Network for Wellington County. He was the representative for the criminal bar of Guelph in various local committees.

Aside from his legal practice, Stanley served as the vice-chair for the board of directors of the Guelph General Hospital. He also held a chairmanship position at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph – a youth mentoring organization that provides programs and support to more than 750 local children.

Stanley earned his law degree from the University of New Brunswick and was called to the bar in 2002.

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