Matthew J. Naylor BA, GCert (Planning), JD



Matthew completed his Juris Doctor at Bond University, graduating in 2017. Before law school, he received a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.  He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Environments and Planning, which he obtained from Bond University. 

Prior to attending law school, Matthew worked as provincial Constituency Assistant in North Vancouver. In that role, he assisted people as they tried to navigate complex government bureaucracies, while also advocating on their behalf. While in Australia, he honed his advocacy skills, winning the Canadian Constitutional Law competition at Bond University, founding the Bond Pride Alliance, and placing third statewide in Queensland in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal’s negotiation competition

While completing his undergraduate degree, Matthew served on the board of the Alma Mater Society, which is the organization responsible for providing student representation and services to the University of British Columbia’s students. Matthew served one year as the Vice President External Affairs and as the chief representative of students in Ottawa and Victoria. He also Chaired the Bylaw Amendment Task Force for the Student Radio Society (CiTR), after internal issues required the rewriting of their governing documents. 

Matthew is deeply engaged with his city and country.  He is one of the hosts of “The Cambie Report”, a popular local politics podcast on civic and regional issues, and a regular council watcher.  He also co-hosts “Spirits of the Law,” which is a legally-focused podcast produced by Sarah Leamon Law Group. Every year, Matthew attends the Vancouver Folk Festival, where he volunteers in the beer garden. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, trivia, brewing beer, and playing the violin. 

Matthew is fluent in English and French.

Matthew is excited to begin his legal career with Sarah Leamon Law Group.