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Law Society starts inquiry into conduct of Daniel J. Matson

Matson's licence was provisionally suspended in 2017.
Daniel Matson
Daniel Matson speaks at the Thunder Bay city council meeting in January 2018. (Tbnewswatch file)

THUNDER BAY — The Law Society of Ontario will investigate the conduct of suspended Thunder Bay lawyer Daniel JW Matson.

An LSO tribunal will determine whether Matson engaged in professional misconduct and/or conduct unbecoming a lawyer, and what if any sanctions should be imposed.

The law society initially suspended his licence on a provisional basis in 2017 after alleging misconduct including misleading some clients about the progress in their cases, as well as fabricating court orders and other documents.

Now, the LSO is also alleging that Matson failed to report to it, as required by legislation, that he was charged with criminal offences in 2019.

Thunder Bay Police charged the 32-year-old with multiple counts including obstructing justice, forgery, and personation.

The police investigation was started in June 2017 after police received information from the law society.

The LSO revealed this week that it has sent Matson a Notice of Application to start a new proceeding before its tribunal to consider this issue, as well as his behaviour with eight clients between 2014 and 2017.

A proceeding management conference is scheduled for March in Toronto.

In the interim, Matson's licence remains suspended.