Matthew Taras

B.Comm, J.D., Associate

Matthew Taras

Areas of Practice


Matthew is a lawyer at Gerrand Rath Johnson working primarily in the labour and employment practice group. Prior to law school Matthew worked for a large provincial union and comes from a family of labour academics, union researchers, and distinguished neutrals.

Matthew obtained his Juris Doctor at the University of Saskatchewan, where he previously received a Bachelor of Commerce (with High Honours and Great Distinction) majoring in Operations Management.

At law school Matthew was the founding president of the University of Saskatchewan Labour and Employment Law Club; competed on behalf of Saskatchewan in the Canadian National Negotiation Competition; and worked for a semester at Community Legal Assistance Services for Saskatoon Inner City (CLASSIC), which provides free criminal and civil legal service and support for those who experience poverty and injustice.

Matthew has appeared before the Provincial Court, the Court of King’s bench, the Saskatchewan Labour Board, labour arbitrations, as well as Traffic Court and the Office of Residential Tenancies.

Matthew grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and has lived in Saskatchewan for more than a decade, along with his wife and son. Matthew, and his family, have been actively involved in community leadership, having had the privilege to volunteer and serve the greater Saskatoon and Regina communities.