Having worked together for over 20 years, Matt Hodgson and Dave Sinnett will put their experience and dedication to work for you! Their small team of talented lawyers and law clerks have developed a wide range of skills and experience. They value the role they are privileged to play as lawyers and they do it with commitment and perseverance. Come meet them and see why Hodgson Sinnett are highly recommended by former clients, respected by other law professionals and sought out for their opinions, insights and leadership from local organizations.
Born in Newfoundland, Matt has travelled extensively and lived throughout Ontario including Toronto, Hamilton, Windsor, London, and Ottawa, before returning to the Kingston area where he has strong family ties.
Matt obtained a four year Honours History degree at the University of Western Ontario and then attended Queen’s Faculty of Law. Following his call to the Bar, Matt practiced for several years in Kitchener-Waterloo before co-founding Hodgson Sinnett in 2000.
A retired Navigation Officer in the Canadian Naval Reserve, Matt served aboard ships in both the Canadian and Royal Navy and sailed to Alaska, France, England, and just about every port possible on each coast. Needless to say, when he’s not in the office or in court, in the summer you can still find Matt on the water.
Matt practises Criminal Law and Civil Litigation. He is a past President of the Kingston Criminal Defence Lawyers Association and has sat on advisory boards for various organizations throughout Kingston providing insight and advice when required. Matt is currently the Kingston area director for the Criminal Lawyers Association of Ontario.
Dave was born in Nova Scotia and was lucky enough to reside in many parts of Canada when growing up, including Quebec, Manitoba, and British Columbia.
Dave attended Carleton University and obtained a B.A. in Psychology and Law, with a Concentration in Criminology. This degree developed his interest in legal studies and led Dave directly to the Queen’s Faculty of Law.
Upon graduation Dave worked in both Welland and Kitchener-Waterloo before deciding Kingston was the place he wanted to live. In fact, when Dave and Matt decided to open the firm in 2000, Kingston was their only choice. Since living in Kingston, Dave has married and together they have one child.
Dave practices Criminal Law and Civil Litigation and is a past President of the Kingston Criminal Defence Lawyers Association. In the past 19 years Dave has volunteered for different local projects within Kingston.
Tammy is a graduate from both the Correctional Worker Program and Law Clerk Program at St. Lawrence College. She has been with Hodgson Sinnnett since 2014 and brings diverse experience and a varied background that helps ensure the best quality support and service to the firm and its clients. Tammy and her partner live in Kingston with their daughter.