Anthony J. Mattila was called to the bar in 2016 in Nanaimo, British Columbia, after articling at Strain & Company under Elisabeth A. Leith Strain and then stayed on as an associate.
While completing his Juris Doctorate at the University of Victoria, Anthony was a member of the co-op program where he had the opportunity to get a wide variety of legal experience, including in the areas of administrative, corporate, family and poverty law. During this time Anthony worked at the Law Society of Nunavut in Iqaluit, at Chandler and Thong-ek, a corporate firm in Bangkok, and at North Shore Community Resources in North Vancouver, BC where he worked as a legal advocate.
During his last semester of law school, Anthony worked at the Law Centre in Victoria, BC. There he assisted clients in the areas of civil, criminal, human rights and family law, including representing clients during trials and hearings. It was during his time at the Law Centre where Anthony developed a passion for family law.
Prior to law school, Anthony received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University, a degree that compliments the work he does as a family lawyer, providing him a keen sense of the psychological and emotional elements often at play. He went on to do research in the area of mental health, work in television production and teach English as a second language abroad prior to returning to school.
Anthony primarily provides family law services to clients. Anthony takes a multi-faceted approach including negotiation, mediation and court proceedings to get clients the best result as affordably and efficiently as possible.
When not working, Anthony is an avid traveler and enjoys writing short stories and hiking around beautiful Vancouver Island.