lawyers

Matthew
Pearn

Lawyer

Contact Details

506.462.4014


Assistant

Melissa Player
506.462.4009
Email Melissa

No matter what is at stake, being involved in a law suit is stressful business.  As your lawyer, it’s my job to explain the legal challenges you face, build a strategy for your success, and guide you to your best possible outcome.


I advocate for my clients before the civil courts of Atlantic Canada, and have appeared at all levels of court including participated at a recent hearing before the Supreme Court of Canada.  I often provide opinions on insurance coverages and resolve large-loss insurance claims. I also resolve personal injury claims, professional negligence claims (including medical / dental malpractice, engineering mistake, accountant / auditor error), commercial disputes, and employment disputes. Being a former reporter with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, I know how to gain access to key documents and evidence that media organizations and others need.  This work includes challenging publication bans, pursuing Right to Information requests, and resolving defamation claims when necessary. 


I am a member of the Law Society of New Brunswick and a past member of its Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Committee. I am a current member of the Canadian Defence Lawyers association,  the Canadian Media Lawyers Association (‘Ad IDEM’), the York-Sunbury Law Society, and the Canadian Bar Association. I frequently volunteer with the Law Society of New Brunswick and present at conferences on trial cross-examination technique and examination for discovery techniques. I am a past Board Member of ArtsNB (New Brunswick’s provincial funder for artists) and a past member of the Fredericton Chamber of Commerce’s Physician Recruitment Committee.


Before becoming a lawyer, I worked for many years as a journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. I remain an avid follower of current affairs and politics.


When not working for my clients, I enjoy outdoor running, cycling, and travelling with my young family around the Maritimes and beyond.

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