Matthew J. Frontini

Matthew J. Frontini

Matthew J. Frontini

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Matt started out as scientist, earning his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario and publishing the results of his research regarding vascular disease and regenerative medicine in preeminent journals including Nature Biotechnology and Circulation Research.  But to us, he is a homegrown Gilbert's LLP lawyer, having previously summered and articled with us.  Matt loves to take his knowledge and passion for biochemistry and combine it with his legal acumen to deliver outstanding results for his clients. 

Recently, his practice has expanded to include litigation and regulatory approval work related to electronic gambling systems in several different jurisdictions in the United States.   Matt has represented clients before the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada, Federal District Court of the Western District of Kentucky, the Ontario Superior Court, the Ontario Divisional Court, and the Ontario Small Claims Court.

Areas of Practice

  • Intellectual Property Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2014


  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada
    • J.D. - 2013
  • University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    • PhD Biochemistry - 2010

Published Works

  • Intrinsic directionality of migrating vascular smooth muscle cells is regulated by NAD(+) biosynthesis. Journal of Cell Science 125:5770-5780 (2012)
  • Type I collagen cleavage is essential for effective fibrotic repair after myocardial infarction. American Journal of Pathology 179(5):2189–2198 (2011)
  • Fibroblast growth factor 9 delivery during angiogenesis produces durable, vasoresponsive microvessels wrapped by smooth muscle cells. Nature Biotechnology 29:421–427 (2011)
  • Lipid Incorporation Inhibits Src-Dependent Assembly of Fibronectin and Type I Collagen by Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. Circulation Research; 104: 832-841 (2009)
  • Co-author, Hearsay, proportionality and dispositive motions: toward a principled approach, The Advocates’ Journal, Vol. 34, No. 4. Spring, 2016


  • Biochemical Regulation, University of Western Ontario, 2008-2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association - Ontario, Member


  • English