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Matthew A Martin

Criminal defense Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   30 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 22 years
    Michigan - MI 29 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    I defend people charged with all types of felonies and misdemeanors.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    I defend people charged with DUI and DWAI.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

IF YOU'VE BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIME, CALL MATT MARTIN. A SPECIALIST IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND DUI.

 

I have wanted to be a trial attorney since law school when I competed in moot court and loved arguing against others.  Now, when my clients are faced with very serious consequences I rely upon my 26 years of criminal law experience in defending them to the best of my ability.  I am ultra-competitive and will always be the most prepared attorney in the courtroom.  That's what you need in an effective defense attorney.    

Awards

Client's Choice 2019,2018,2012
Client's Choice
2019 2018 2012

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Location

Law Office of Matthew A. Martin, P.C.
1873 S. Bellaire Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO, 80222

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2011
Matt is the best Defense Attorney in Denver
If you are looking for an excellent Defense Attorney, do not look any further. Matt went above and beyond as my attorney in a Domestic Violence case. My fiance and I had to hire Defense Attornies for our case and I wish I could have hired Matt for both of us. He was always available to answer questions I had about the case and upcoming hearings. When my fiance had to appear at the Gilpin Courthouse and his attorney was not able to make it, Matt recognized him, and spoke to the court on his behalf. He not only reassured me, but was able to relieve my fiance's anxiety throughout this stressful process. Matt is not afraid to go to trial and I would not want any other attorney to speak on my behalf in court. Hire Matt if you want the most favorable outcome for your case.
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Posted by Kim | July 15, 2011
AWESOME ATTORNEY!!!!!!!!
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Matthew Martin!!!! He was recommended by a family friend when my son was falsely accused of a serious crime. I have retained other lawyers before for different matters, and never have I had a good experience with one until Matt. In fact, this is the first time I have ever written a review about a service I have had but Matt is an EXCEPTIONAL attorney and I can't say enough good about him. He handled our case with professionalism, knowledge, and got us results that I am so grateful to him for. I am so grateful for his representation on our case, a life saver!!! He actually answers his own phone every time personally and communicates everything to you. He is up front about costs and options and I am very pleased with his work ethic and knowledge. Matthew Martin gets my highest ratings and I would recommend him to any of my friends and family. A+++++++++++++++
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Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney!!!
I cannot say enough about Matt. He is one of the most thorough, professional, honest, and knowledgeable lawyers I have ever met. He is always prepared in every aspect, and for that I am thankful. He will sit down with you and explain the whole process. He will also be very transparent in the possible and likely outcomes. You can't go wrong with his representation. Thanks Matt.
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Posted by Katrina | November 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer!
If you’re looking for someone professional to ease your legal troubles, look no further! Matthew is your guy! So pleased with his professionalism and friendly attitude. He definitely made my situation manageable and easier to navigate. Thanks Matt!
Posted by Justin | November 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
Matt was extremely helpful throughout this entire process, he was understanding and always great at communicating and keeping me up to date with current happenings. He helped me through a very tough situation and i'm very grateful so him going above and beyond to come to the best possible outcome. You will not regret hiring Mr. Matin!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Matt is an exceptional attorney. Helped walk me through one of the darkest points in my life with knowledge, professionalism and compassion. He answered my calls every time, or returned my calls ASAP, to answer even the most remedial of questions from me. He took time to explain the process and my options, and clearly communicated every time. It's hard to trust someone during something like this, but I fully trusted Matt and know he did all he could to help me obtain the best outcomes. HIghly Recommend him!
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Posted by Ean | December 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Ean
I highly recommend Matt Martin. He was my lawyer in two cases. The second case had tons of media attention during the case. It was intense but I knew I had Matt my as my defense attorney. He advised me through the whole process and was willing to answer all my concerns. I will never go to another lawyer, his intelligence and intellect will always rise above! I advise anyone looking for counsel to definitely give him a call. The results I received in this case was phenomenal. I appreciate and it will not go unnoticed.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
I can't recommend Matt enough as a lawyer, and also just a great person that really cares about his clients. Throughout a very tough year, Matt not only did amazing work for me, but was always there to listen and support me as a friend and confidant. Thank you Matt.
Posted by Julie | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further - hire Matt if you want the best results!
Matt is an incredible, sharp, honest and trustworthy lawyer to say the very least! This past year has been the hardest year I’ve had to face with two drug related felony charges and one misdemeanor seeking jail time for a first time offense. Matt got my two felony charges dismissed within six months and probation with in home detention for the misdemeanor shortly after. Both far better outcomes then I could’ve asked for. Matt was informative and supportive the whole way, offering his guidance and being available to answer any and all of my questions (some repetitive, some border line silly). I am thankful I found Matt when I did because he literally helped change my life for the better by fighting for me and offering advice based on 25 years of experience. He’s “one of the good guys”. Hire Matt, you won’t regret it. He is seriously the best lawyer and knows what he’s talking about!!!
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Posted by Kayla | September 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Magic.
IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU FOUND YOUR LAWYER!!! I was on probation for my 2nd DUI and I had a lot going on in my life, and didnt show up for UA's, meetings, and more. I had a probation violation and didnt show up to court in October of 2018 and then had a warrant for my arrest. I found MATT MARTIN and I am so happy I did! I finished what I needed to do and he had my probation terminated and my case closed. He is magic. This was almost a 3 year case/probation/everything and I was facing another year (or more) in jail, or 2-4 more years on probation, or whatever they wanted to do. I am free and done with everything thanks to Matt Martin!!! I cried and laughed, and cried again when I left that courtroom. Words cannot express how incredible I am feeling today. I would rate a million stars of I could. He changed my life and helped me when other lawyers were telling me I would be lucky if I didnt go to jail. THANK YOU MATT, FOR EVERYTHING!!!! I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL!!! ;))))
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Posted by Peter | February 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knows his stuff, thinks well on his feet
Matt represented me in a protection order and criminal mischief trials. The other attorneys threw him disinformation and Matt handled it all. Often while thinking quickly and putting things in proper context.
Posted by Matthew | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Cut Above The Rest!!!!!!
I would like to start this review by giving Matt Martin 5+ Stars!!!! In reality that means that Matt Martin is absolutely the man. He is extremely Sharp, very knowledgeable, understanding & compassionate. Immediately upon my very first meeting with him I instantly knew I was in the best hands possible. Before meeting with Matt Martin I had gone through the process of assessing almost 25 different lawyers. This lawyer is like a shark amongst minnows when you compare him to other attorneys. When I first approached him about my case I instantly knew he was the right choice, and he certainly delivered on my intuition. He was extremely honest as well as very resourceful from day one. Throughout our client and attorney relationship he did nothing but deliver over and over again. He was brutally honest and always laid out every scenario possible based in absolute truth. While I was in his office for the first time he immediately established Communications with my prosecutor and had received emails back providing us information within 20 minutes of being in his office. I had multiple different cases pending at the time when I met with him and although I had only retained him for one of my four cases he was graceful enough to advise me on the entirety of my situation. He was willing to take on my difficult struggles while simultaneously allowing me to set up a payment plan because I was having financial difficulties. If I was not already convinced that I had made a great decision all it took was the first court appearance to realize how much respect and admiration the legal system has for him which he obviously worked hard to establish within the courts. I attended multiple Court hearings in a variety of different counties and every judge knew exactly who he was, not only that but his reputation brings with it a huge presence within the courtroom. Here is a little (fun fact) I’ve witnessed multiple defendants come up to Matt and personally ask for his business card while he was representing me because they see what a boss he is. While going through my court battles he always advised me of what my options were as well as giving me his honest recommendation which turned out to be spot on. My original case that I hired him for ALL charges were dismissed. Subsequently after that he went above and beyond to appear in a different County on my behalf and had those charges dismissed as well as my case terminated. To be completely honest there was even this scenario where I was in custody and my attorney Mr. Martin showed up on my behalf without divulging my whereabouts he was still able to convince the judge that my charges should be dropped. Furthermore I feel he was always available, just a phone call away. Months later when his obligation to me was finished I reached out because I needed help and he immediately was there to assist. If you’re looking for a lawyer that doesn’t just talk a big game but actually get you results then you will never hire anybody but Matt Martin. Just like any of us who find ourselves in the midst of legal action it can understandably be intimidating. I truly feel that without Mr. Martin’s representation I would most likely be sitting in a jail cell. I cannot express how thankful I am that I had Mr. Martin fighting on my behalf to provide our desired outcome. I don't plan on having any legal issues for the rest of my future but if I do I will certainly turn nowhere but to this gentleman because he is a BADASS!!! I cannot thank you enough Matt and I hope people take this review to Heart because you are hands-down the best lawyer I’ve ever seen or used.
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Posted by Phillip | October 4, 2018
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Exceptional Attorney
Matt is an EXCEPTIONAL attorney, I can't say enough about him. He is professional knowledgeable & experienced.I am extremely grateful to have hired him for. He answered his personal cell phone every time and communicates clearly...He is up front about costs and potential outcomes. Matt Martin gets my highest rating A+ 5 Star. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a Exceptional Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Lawyer hands down
Matt took the time to explain what my options would be, what the consequences of each option were and and helped me weigh the pros and cons of each. When it came time to go to court, I was sure I was in good hands and it worked out exactly as he said it would!
Posted by Chris | October 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Denver
Matt has exceeded all of my expectations! Responsive, capable, and very good at legal representation!
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best possible outcome!
He got my case dismissed and the record sealed. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a defense attorney!
Posted by Jesse | November 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Attorney in Denver!
I was very lucky to find Matt, I initially had hired another attorney in Denver but I quickly realized he was not going to cut it. I wasn't about to place my future in a person who I felt wasn't going to fight for me. I had a lot to lose if found guilty I was patiently looking at Jail time for up-to 1 year. Late September 2016 I myself in an unfortunate situation where I made a very poor decision and allowed a "friend" to drive my vehicle while under the influence and didn't end well. That night we were involved in a motor vehicle accident were my vehicle struck another vehicle luckily nobody was injured. At the time I allowed a person who I thought was my friend drive my vehicle not knowing he would flee the scene and I would be held responsible. Right off the back I was treated like I was guilty the officers "claimed to have not seen anyone else in the vehicle" so It quickly escalated and I was looking a serious charges. I was being charged with 6 counts of DUI and a refusal of any chemical testing or field sobriety test. I initially made the officers aware of the second person in the vehicle and that they should be looking for him, Denver PD quickly dismissed any of my statements and clearly didn't do their jobs correctly. Early on I was offered plea agreements and refused all. I took this all the way to trail and I won't lie I was very nervous of the outcome and worried about placing my future in the hands of 6 jurors, would they judge me by the evidence or by their own preconceived ideals. Either way the future didn't look bright but Matt made me feel confident in the risk and had a strong defense. I believed in him and allowed him to do what he does best. He is very tactful, well prepared, confident, and knows the law very well. Oh yeah and very sharp dresser too! Matt is a very smart person he studied my case thoroughly and called in an accident recreation expert and a PI and was able to prove my innocence. The case went to trail for 2 days with a positive outcome. I feel Matt is the best and would recommend him to anyone, he is worth every penny. Trust me he will fight for you every step of the way.
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Posted by Lisa B. | August 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
High recommendation for Matt Martin atty
I am a long time medical professional with multiple clinical and insurance licenses to practice healthcare. I contacted Matt on a weekend when I was concerned about representation who took my emergent call on the weekend to provide me reassurance and we set a plan the following Mon am. He was able to negotiate a very fair plea agreement and his rates were very reasonable. He personally responded promptly to every correspondence and request. I feel very fortunate to have found this highly skilled professional who showed great sensitivity to my circumstances and fought for me. Highly recommend!!!!!
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Posted by Chris | August 16, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very, Very, helpful and considerate
I contacted Matthew about a DWAI case after I had already made a plea bargain with the District Attorney. I specifically contacted him about an express consent hearing scheduled in the near future. He gave me great advice and told me under 'my circumstances' to save my money and he directed me, in what I believe, the right way to handle it. I am a refusal case. He also advised me on my court case that I plead out the day before. He seems like an honest, genuine person, who cares about his clients. Not just a fly by night, hot shot. Thank you, Matthew, for your extended time you placed on me!
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Posted by Sebastian | May 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer, look no further
Matthew Martin is a amazing attorney. He is not joking when he says " I am ultra-competitive and will always be the most prepared attorney in the courtroom". Matt will take your case serious from beginning to end. Throughout my whole case, Matt was honest and upfront with me. What more could you really ask for. Matt has a affordable payment plans, with can really help out in hard times. Many other attorneys don't even offer assistance like payment plans. I would recommend Matt to anybody looking for a professional, honest and upfront, and most importantly knowledgeable attorney at a affordable fair price. Matt is truly a superb attorney and his experience presides his reputation. Matt has passion and dedication for what he does, through that you will get results. I'd highly recommend looking no further.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Owner
  • Law Office of Matthew A. Martin, P.C.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Training Deputy District Attorney
  • Jefferson County District Attorney
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Jefferson County District Attorney
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Douglas and Arapahoe District Attorney
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Oakland County Prosecutor
  • 1994 - 2003
  • Prosecutor Intern
  • Oakland County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • 1994
  • Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. M.R.
  • Found not guilty.
  • People v. J.P.
  • Found not guilty
  • People v. B.S.
  • Found not guilty.
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Associations

  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Colorado District Attorneys Association
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Affiliate Member
  • 1994 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Gold Star
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • "10 Best" Attorneys for Colorado
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys Nominee
  • The National Advocates
  • 2014
  • Gold Star
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • Gold Star
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2012
  • Clients' choice award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Cum Laude
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 1994
  • Ralph, Rose, and Samuel Helper Award
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 1990
  • Eve August Moot Court Award
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 1990
  • State Bar Negligence Section Award
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 1990
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Evidence
  • Thompson West
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan
  • Cross Examination of a Defense Expert
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Enforcement Academy
  • Property Crimes
  • 2007
  • Jefferson County Police Academy
  • Offenses against Public Peace, Order, and Decency
  • 2007
  • CDAC Fall Conference
  • Trying co-defendant cases to multiple juries
  • 2007
  • New prosecutor training
  • Cross Examination of a Defense Expert
  • 2001
  • Oakland Police Academy
  • Contraband and Regulatory Crimes
  • 2000
  • Oakland County Police Academy
  • Contraband and Regulatory Crimes
  • 1999
  • Oakland County Police Academy
  • Contraband and Regulatory Crimes
  • 1998
  • Oakland Police Academy
  • Contraband and Regulatory Crimes
  • 1997
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Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (26)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Martin is a fantastic lawyer. He represents his clients with passion and purpose. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Colorado. Before I was in private practice, I served as a deputy district attorney. Matt was among the most prepared and zealous advocates I encountered. He serves his clients well."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is a super hard working, diligent fighter. He works until He wins! I'd hire Matt to help me, if I needed an aggressive attorney and had to win!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an extremely intelligent, compassionate, and hardworking attorney. He fights hard to get the best results for his clients. He is unafraid to stand up to prosecutors. He has years of trial experience, which makes him a formidable opponent and a great advocate to have in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Matt for a decade, working with him and as opposing counsel. Matt has the absolute highest integrity and is known for his brilliant trial skills. I highly recommend him for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and would recommended services to any client."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Martin for nearly a decade. He is compassionate, articulate, and effective. He gets my full endorsement as counsel for any of your needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Martin is a fantastic lawyer. His experience as a former district attorney allow him to zealously represent his clients, and his reputation in the legal community is stellar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Martin for years and can state with utmost confidence that he is among the most talented and dedicated lawyers in Colorado."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Martin is an extremely knowledgeable and effective criminal defense attorney. He defends his client with dedication and consistently obtains excellent results. In cases where my firm has a conflict, I consistently recommend his services for criminal law or DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Because of Matt's experience as a former prosecutor, he is well-positioned to help people through what can be a very difficult process when charged with a crime. His reputation is that of a talented trial attorney -- who works hard for his clients in earning a just result. I frequently refer cases to Matt with great confidence that those I refer to him are in great hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. - Matt is one of the finest lawyers I have ever known, He is also a good friend and confidant. He is committed to his clients and is well known among his colleagues for fighting hard for them and making their cause - his own. I have no reservations in endorsing this excellent Colorado criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Matt Martin to be an outstanding trial lawyer who works to obtain the best results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt Martin is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He has experience in both prosecuting and defending against criminal charges. His experience is evident both in court and out of court, in preparing cases, analyzing cases, trying cases and negotiating plea deals. I would absolutely recommend Matt to a friend or family member facing criminal charges."
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Denver Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew A Martin
Matthew A Martin
Criminal defense Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation
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