Matthew W. Napier, Q.C.

(902) 460-3448 (902) 463-7500
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Sarah Mitchell
Samantha Knee
"My practice offers a unique team approach. In addition to direct contact with me, all clients are assigned to an assistant and a paralegal. Other talented team members are brought on board, if needed. Lost wages and increasing medical bills are a concern for everyone and we help you work through that maze. Our role is to help while allowing our clients to focus on getting better."

About Matt

Matt is a Partner on the Personal Injury team with over 30+ years experience handling one of the largest volumes of Plaintiff Personal Injury cases in Nova Scotia. He has represented clients who have sustained injuries from car, truck and other vehicle accidents, slip and falls and other serious trauma.

The objective of Matt’s practice is to do the best he can for those who have been injured. He allows his clients to spend time healing, while he takes care of their personal injury needs.

Matt is actively involved with the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Nova Scotia, especially advising on legal issues. For years Matt has been an active Board member with the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia and continues as their legal adviser. Matt is an avid golfer and runner, and he enjoys playing tennis and skiing.

Areas of Practice

Matt's Background

  • 1982: LL.B., Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1979: Bachelor of Education (Gold Medal for Highest Marks), Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1977: Bachelor of Arts, Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1976: Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1988 - Present: Partner, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1982 - 1988: Associate, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1982: Articled Clerk, BOYNECLARKE LLP, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • 1981: Articled Clerk, Dalhousie Legal Aid, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 1980: Law Student Program, Halifax City Police, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Professional Memberships & Activities
  • Member - Canadian Bar Association
  • Member - Nova Scotia Barristers' Society (Admitted in 1982, past elected representative and Chair of the Library Committee)
  • Member - Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member - Atlantic Province Trial Lawyers Association
Community Memberships & Activities
  • Member - Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia)
  • Past Board Member - Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia
  • Past Member - Correctional Services Employee Relations Board
  • Past Board Member- Metro Food Bank
  • Past Coach - Minor League Sports
  • Member - Various tennis clubs and golf courses
  • Past Chair - Local Church Council and continued extensive involvement
  • Veteran - Canadian International Marathon and other 1/2 marathon runs
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 - 2017 published by Best Lawyers® (2007-2015)
  • December 2008 - Appointed to Queen's Counsel
  • Matt has presented various papers and spoken at numerous conferences dealing with personal injury cases, including lawyers, the Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia, Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia), Dalhousie University Law School and Dalhousie Physiotherapy Department, and the Nova Scotia Association of Occupational Therapists

"Peace of mind is a large part of the benefit I received from Matt Napier and his Team. Following my head-on motor vehicle collision, I was left with severe catastrophic injuries. I was always treated with prompt, professional service, allowing me to focus on my recovery as my lawyer, Matt Napier, and his Team took care of every legal detail needed and more. I was most satisfied with the results and would highly recommend Matt and his team."

- Geraldine Hart