Matthew Capotosto combines experience and expertise in the areas of Criminal Law, Employment Law and Administrative Law. Over the past few years he has developed strong trial and litigation experience both as a Criminal Defence lawyer as well as a Federal Crown prosecuting offences under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act.
Prior to being called to the bar, Matthew completed his articles as a Judicial Law Clerk, assisting the Superior Court Judges in Newmarket with Criminal, Civil and Family matters before the court. While attending to the needs of the Judiciary, Matthew depended and applied his understanding of Criminal Law, the rules of evidence and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Matthew had a distinguished Academic Career at the University of Toronto prior to attending Osgoode Hall Law School. While at Osgoode Hall, Matthew further distinguished himself earning several academic scholarships as well as the Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP Prize in Labour Relations Law. Just after his second year of Law School, Matthew worked with Ontario Ministry of Labour’s legal services branch, where his assisted Crown Counsel in prosecuting cases under the Occupation Health and Safety Act. While at Law School, Matthew worked at Osgoode Hall’s community legal clinic, CLASP, where he represented community member in a variety of administrative matters, including matters before the Social Benefits Tribunal, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
Matthew’s personal background demonstrates the breadth of diversity that he imparts to his legal career. He is fluent in Spanish. He met his Colombian spouse in Honduras while he was interning with a non-governmental organization in Nicaragua. He was married in Guadalajara, Mexico, and his son was born there.
Matthew has a strong sense of justice, which he applies to his legal work, zealously defending his clients’ interests in criminal and civil matters.