Matthew Nathanson Is a Criminal Defence lawyer practicing out of downtown Vancouver.
He has handled cases at all levels of court in British Columbia. as well as in the federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. Matthew has also represented clients in other Canadian jurisdictions such as Alberta. Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
Matthew has also assisted clients outside of Canada by liaising with counsel in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Matthew specializes in complex criminal trials. He also has extensive experience dealing with constitutional arguments, appeals, and media sensitive cases.
Matthew is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association and its criminal sub-section, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
In addition, he is a past member of the Advocates Club, is a Guest Lecturer at the University of British Columbia’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Program, a panelist at the Inns of Court Program, and has been involved with the U.B.C. “Innocence Project”.
Vincent Rizzuto is an Associate at MN Law. Vincent received his Juris Doctor (Law Degree) from the University of Victoria. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction in Philosophy/Ethics.
Mr. Rizzuto articled to Matthew Nathanson in 2013/2014. He then practiced with a prominent criminal defence firm based in Edmonton, Alberta, before returning to MN Law in 2021.
Vincent has represented clients in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of Alberta, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan, and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Vincent has experience working on a broad range of files including murder, drug offences, conspiracy, assault, sexual assault, fraud, theft, driving offences, and civil forfeiture. Vincent has extensive experience litigating constitutional issues under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Mika received her Juris Doctor from UBC Law School of Law in 2020. During her time in law school, Mika volunteered at the Law Student Legal Advice Program, offering advice and representation for low-income clients. She was a student caseworker for the Innocence Project. She also spent a year studying abroad at the Keio University law school in Tokyo, Japan.
Mika began articling with MN Law in early 2021. During her articles she has assisted in a number of files, including murder cases; drug cases; extradition matters; and appeals. Mika also has experience in search warrant challenges and disputing administrative driving prohibitions.
Mika is fluent in English and Japanese. In her free time, she enjoys playing beach volleyball and powerlifting.
Nance Kyte is the legal administrative assistant to Matthew Nathanson.
Nancie graduated from University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She has been a legal assistant since 2000.
Nancie is responsible for the administrative side of the office, including managing the court calendars, correspondence with Crown Counsel, and liaising with clients. Nancie has significant experience helping manage complex criminal trials and has a good working knowledge of the procedural steps that need to be taken to make sure clients interests are properly protected.
Nancie routinely assists clients with financial matters and in facilitating access to the lawyers in a timely way.
Nancie’s considerable experience and organizational skills keep the office running smoothly, and allow the lawyers to concentrate on the legal aspects of cases. Nancie also ensures that urgent matters are dealt with as they arise, and the lawyers are promptly informed of all issues that affect our clients’ cases.
MN Law is a Criminal Defence firm with experience representing clients charged with a broad range of offences.
The lawyers at MN Law have defended clients charged with murder, manslaughter, kidnapping, criminal organization offences, conspiracy, drug offences, firearms and weapons offences, assault, threatening, and sexual offences.
They have also represented clients in fraud cases, computer-related matters, and driving cases. In addition, they have experience in extradition cases, administrative matters, and appeals. The lawyers at MN Law routinely negotiate with Crown Counsel and the police in order to prevent criminal charges from being laid, and to deal with preliminary matters such as bail.
The offices of MN Law can be reached 24 hours a day in emergency situations.