Johnston Withers

Matthew Windsor.

Senior lawyer

Matthew is one of the most experienced asbestos litigation lawyers in South Australia, with over fifteen years experience representing claimants with asbestos related diseases.

Working on Kauna lands (Adelaide & Salisbury)

I have a passion for my work, and an empathy and understanding that helps me communicate effectively with my clients.

Matthew's qualifications

  • Admitted, Supreme Court of South Australia, 2006
  • Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours), Flinders University, 2006
  • Bachelor of Arts, Flinders University, 2005

Matthew's experience

Matthew joined Johnston Withers Lawyers in 2018 from Slater and Gordon. He was inspired to work in the area of asbestos litigation following the death of a close relative from the asbestos related cancer mesothelioma. He has a passion for his work, and an empathy and understanding that helps him communicate effectively with his clients.

Matthew's expertise

Recognised as a leading dust diseases lawyer by Doyle’s Guide, Matthew has handled hundreds of claims for clients with asbestos related conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and asbestos related pleural disease, and prides himself on achieving strong results in an efficient, pragmatic and sensitive manner.

He is experienced in common law claims before the District Court of South Australia and the South Australian Employment Court, as well as pursuing workers compensation entitlements.

In addition to dust diseases, Matthew also handles professional negligence cases.

Outside of Law

Matthew enjoys watching sport, including AFL and football, and spending time with his young family.

His awards


“Thank you for taking the time to share with mum all the information she needed to take the necessary steps to accepting her legal rights. Your kindness, support and advice was extremely helpful to mum. She felt at peace in her last days thinking her financial situation was covered.”
- past client
“I would like to take this opportunity to reassert my gratitude for your considerable achievements on our behalf. I know that Dad would have been overwhelmed with the result.”
- past client
“You recently represented my father in an action for an asbestosis compensation claim. I am writing on behalf of my parents to thank you for your handling of the case. You conducted yourself with sensitivity and with little disruption to my parents. You showed concern and consideration and conducted yourself professionally at all times. My parents were delighted with the outcome you settled with the defendant.”
- past client
“Again, thanks for the amazing manner you have. The journey was so much fuller and easier because of you. Your work on this case, and the great result, were beyond our hopes.”
- past client

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