Shelby Matthews is an articling student at Stevenson Whelton. She graduated from University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in the spring of 2019. During law school, Shelby was a student volunteer at Pro Bono Students Canada and completed a placement with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. Through this placement, she conducted preliminary research on constitutional issues destined for the Supreme Court of Canada. The following year she completed a further placement with Probono Ontario, interviewing low income clients with a wide variety of legal issues. She was also a finalist in the University of Toronto Client Counseling Competition, a senior editor of the Critical Analysis of Law Journal and a volunteer with Tenant Duty Counsel.
Despite her short tenure at Stevenson Whelton, Shelby has already represented the firm at the Landlord and Tenant Board and in Small Claims Court in contractual and employment matters. She has a keen interest in construction, real-estate and commercial disputes.
Shelby spent a summer in Jonquiere, Quebec, immersed in French culture to improve her spoken French. As part of her undergraduate studies, which minored in French, she further spent a summer abroad in Tours, France, developing her proficiency in the language.
In her free time, she enjoys Korean food, exotic plants and bulldogs.