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Timothy Matthews, K.C., TEP


Queen’s Marque
600-1741 Lower Water Street
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 0J2



Language(s) spoken: English

Bar Admission(s): Nova Scotia, 1979

Legal Assistant(s): Morah MacDonald

Tim works with his clients on a variety of issues, including tax and estate planning and probate procedures. His clients include:

  • Individuals
  • Executors
  • Trustees
  • Beneficiaries
  • Foundations
  • Charities

Education & Career


Oxford University, B.C.L., 1978
Dalhousie University, J.D., 1976
Dalhousie University, B.Sc., 1973


Member, Canadian Bar Association
Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
Member, The International Academy of Estates & Trusts Lawyers
Past President, Nova Scotia Branch, Canadian Bar Association
Past Chair, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Atlantic
Past President, Scotia Chamber Players (Scotia Festival)
Secretary, Symphony Nova Scotia Foundation
Director, Halifax Youth Foundation
Past President, Symphony Nova Scotia Society
Past Chairman, Nova Scotia Talent Trust
Trustee, Nova Scotia Talent Trust Foundation
Member, Halifax Estate Planning Council
Past Chair, National Wills Estates and Trusts Section, Canadian Bar Association
Lecturer, Equity and Trusts, Dalhousie Law School


Best Lawyers 2021 & 2024 Trusts and Estates “Lawyer of the Year” in Halifax
King’s Counsel, 1998
STEP Canada 2017 Founder’s Award
Best Lawyers: Trusts and Estates, 2006, 2008-2024
Lexpert rating: Charities/Not-For-Profit Law, 2014 – 2024
Lexpert rating: Estate and Personal Tax Planning, 2008 – 2024
Who’s Who Legal: Global 2023 (Private Client)
Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2023 (Private Client)
Martindale-Hubbell rating: AV Preeminent® (highest peer rating)

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