Shawnee Matinnia

Associate Lawyer


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A Focus on Accident Benefits and Insurance Defence Litigation

Direct: 416.862.8635
Fax: 416.860.0003
Bar Admission: 2021
Location: Toronto | Ottawa


As an insurance defence litigator, Shawnee's practice covers a wide range of areas including disability benefits (short and long-term), property and casualty claims, subrogation, accident benefits claims, and complex tort matters. Besides being a persuasive advocate before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Licensing Appeals Tribunal, Shawnee has been successful in achieving excellent results for clients at mediations and settlement conferences.

Notwithstanding her insurance litigation experience, Shawnee's practice includes general civil litigation, commercial litigation, class actions, and landlord and tenant law. Due to her diverse litigation experience with the Ministry of the Attorney General, advising and defending provincial ministries, Shawnee possess the unique ability to leverage her knowledge of the province's inner workings and legal strategy to defend clients in a wide variety of litigation matters.

Attuned to her clients' business needs, Shawnee provides timely and innovative solutions to ensure the best results for her clients. Shawnee is a motivated litigator who welcomes the opportunity to resolve conflicts head-on in a productive and efficient manner.

Throughout her time in law school, Shawnee worked within her community to serve in two of Windsor’s legal clinics while also serving as President and Vice-President of Finance for Women and the Law. Shawnee further dedicated much of her time in law school to mentoring current and future law students, which she continues to do today.

Outside of the office, Shawnee enjoys cultivating her diverse plants while growing her vast book collection. Shawnee’s guilty pleasure is watching the Real Housewives series while indulging in one of her unique charcuterie boards.