Matthew Asma

Matthew Asma studied computer science and philosophy in the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto (Hons BA, 2003), and then law at Dalhousie University (LLB, 2006). He took part in Dal’s clinical class in criminal law, and received the University Medal in Law. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2007, and since then he has worked as counsel in the Crown Law Office–Criminal, within Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General. His legal practice consists of advising police on search and privilege issues, prosecuting trials in complex fraud cases, and conducting criminal appeals in the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

He is also regularly involved in continuing professional education for lawyers and police, having taught at the Toronto Police College, Ontario Provincial Police annual conferences, Osgoode Professional Development education programs, and many Crown education events. He is a course director of the annual Search & Seizure course in the Ontario Crown Attorneys’ Association summer school program. He is a member of The Advocates’ Society.