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Matthew Aaron Haltzman

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Collins, CO

5.0   33 reviews
  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 9 years
    Colorado - CO 9 years
    Alaska - AK 9 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AK
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Defending clients from charges ranging from traffic offenses to Class I felonies. Handling all aspects of litigation.

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    Handling DUI/DWAI cases in every stage from arraignment, pre-trial and trial. Experienced in all DUI/DUID cases and Chemical Test Refusals.

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    All types of personal injury cases, including motor vehicle accidents, product liability, malpractice, premises liability and general negligence matters. First-chair experience in all phases of litigation.

  4. Domestic violence
    10%

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

Experienced and Innovative Fort Collins Based Criminal Defense Attorney. Call for a Free Private Consultation.

Matthew A. Haltzman, the founder of Haltzman Law Firm, P.C. concentrates in personal injury law, criminal law and civil litigation. In all three areas, he has had extensive experience and achieved notable successes. Matthew was selected as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star for 2019 and 2020. He was also named a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney by the National Trial Lawyers and is Lead Counsel verified in criminal law and civil Litigation. He is currently serving as the President of the Larimer County Bar Association (YLD).

Matthew spent the early years of his career working in government, including the Department of Justice and the United States Attorney’s Office. Matthew worked for the United States Attorney’s Office, Capital Crimes Unit, in the District of Puerto Rico, where he assisted the United States government in the prosecution of violent felons and offenders. Matthew also served as a SLIP prosecuting attorney with the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Wyoming. As a SLIP prosecuting attorney Matthew obtained a “Confidential” level national security clearance and practiced federal criminal prosecution in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Prior to working for the United States Attorney’s Office Matthew served as a judicial law extern to the Honorable Judge Richard L. Bourgeois, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

Since being admitted to the Colorado Bar, Matthew has successfully represented hundreds of plaintiffs in personal injury, wrongful death, and automobile cases in Colorado and in the Western United States. Matthew also dedicates a considerable amount of his practice towards defending clients charged with crimes in Federal and State Courts. Prior to founding Haltzman Law Firm, P.C. Matthew practiced federal complex civil litigation with a national law firm in Cheyenne, Wyoming and spent four years after that as a senior trial attorney for a well established personal injury litigation firm in Fort Collins.

​Matthew earned his Juris Doctor and Graduate Degree in Comparative Law, cum laude, from Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University. While in law school, Matthew was awarded the Chancellors Scholar Award and selected for the Chancellors Honor Roll. In his third year of law school Matthew served as the Research Assistant to Vice Chancellor Raymond Diamond. Throughout law school, Matthew competed successfully in numerous trial advocacy competitions. He was elected as the Vice President of Trial Advocacy External Affairs and was a back-to-back recipient of the Ira S. Flory Top Oral Advocate award for trial advocacy. Matthew also competed nationally at the George Mason (Costello) Trial Advocacy Competition in Washington D.C. in 2013 and 2014 where he placed first and fourth respectively, as a member of one of the top criminal defense teams in the country.

Prior to law school, Matthew earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, with honors, from Louisiana State University and was inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi his junior year.

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Location

Haltzman Law Firm, P.C,
204 Maple Street Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO, 80521

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Reviews

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Posted by Bob | November 28, 2022
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Bob
Matthew helped my family resolve a legal issue. The Haltzman Law Firm was very responsive, professional and resolved our case promptly with a successful outcome. We highly recommend the Haltzman Law Firm for any of your legal needs.
Posted by Tamara | February 8, 2022
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02/07/22 TM
I want to say "thank you" to Matthew Haltzman! He helped me through some very confusing, worrying and difficult issues. His professionalism and being proactive made me feel I found an honest, respectful, caring attorney. Thank you again Matt!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2021
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Auto accident
I had never been in a position where I needed to inquire legal help. Matthew put my mind at ease and was able to plead my case down. I appreciate his expertise. ~
Posted by Jake | January 17, 2021
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Excellent Traffic Lawyer
I was slapped with a rather serious careless driving charge that would have affected my commercial driving career and insurance in a rather devastating manner. Fortunately, I wasted no time in contacting Mr. Haltzmann. His calm, collected manner is enough to put anyone at ease, and I felt even better when I saw how he interacted at the courtroom. Mr. Haltzmann seems to have a productive working relationship with the prosecutors and other personnel at the Fort Collins Municipal Court that allows him to secure excellent deals for his clients. Thanks to his efforts my careless driving charge was reduced to a defective brakes citation, which has no effect on either my insurance or career. Mr. Haltzmann is very knowledgeable about commercial driving and CDL cases, and I would advise anyone who drives for a living to hire this firm should your career be threatened by a traffic charge. Even if you don't drive commercially, this guy is your best choice for any traffic related offenses in the NoCo area.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2020
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Best Lawyer ever
If u want lawyer that will take care of your case not only with integrity and professionalism, Matthew Haltzman will be the your lucky number, using his clever strategist he will get u the best result U can ever imagine even if if the DA has strong and convincing proves against u and literally is for head...(Like it Was my case) Haltzman Law Firm Will literally fight for u until getting the best deal u can ever imagine... where u can literally have another opportunity to move forward with your life. If u want to get no conviction call Matthew Haltzman. By the way, he personally answer the phone on Sunday, and response to your emails... he Is good one, I know by Self experience.
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Posted by Daniel | June 23, 2020
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DUI-1st Offense
Matthew Haltzman was an absolute pleasure to work, with from the moment I called to inquire about his services until verdict was rendered. Despite all logic and reason to the contrary, Mr. Haltzman was able to save my license from being suspended at the DMV hearing and, without a doubt, got me the best possible outcome in my court case, one that would have had no chance at all had I tried going it alone (deferred sentence, to be dismissed after 1 year of probation with community service and classes). For me, one of the most important things Mr. Haltzman did was very honestly explain everything to me while he patiently and calmly guided me through the process and all the paperwork. As someone who has never been in trouble with the law before, this was all quite terrifying, but having a knowledgeable and kind professional who would respond to my emails or phone calls in no time was great for my mental health. Thanks to Matthew my future is not in jeopardy because of one mistake and, for me, that is priceless. I could not more highly recommend Mr. Haltzman to anyone seeking legal assistance; he is top-notch, as a lawyer and as a person.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2020
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Best Attorney We Could Have Chosen
Matthew Haltzman was everything we hoped for. He summarized the facts and the process to be understood, not to confuse. He was personable and professional, patient without condescension, and responsive to all queries. We attribute a best case scenario outcome to Matthew’s skill and expertise with the law, specifically for us, in Larimer County.
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Posted by James | May 4, 2020
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Excellent Decision to Hire Haltzman
I had a pretty serious and complicated criminal legal issue being prosecuted by the Fort Collins District Attorney in Larimer County. My longstanding business and estate planning attorney highly recommended Matthew at Haltzman Law Firm. Mr. Haltzman started working on the case right away. He did an exceptional job and took care of everything. I am so glad I got the referral to call his office. Highly recommend this law firm.
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Posted by Heather | May 1, 2020
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Great!
Matt was amazing. He was very knowledgeable about my situation and empathetic. He was straight forward and honest and was always prompt. Fought for me and my issue and was always very positive.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2020
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Mastery of law apparent
Matthew helped our family in an elder financial exploitation case. He very quickly was able to ascertain how best to proceed. Having less than a week to prepare for the court proceeding, Matthew was not deterred. His mastery of law is apparent. We found Matthew to be a very approachable, down to earth individual. We would highly recommend him!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2020
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Professional, honest, and involved
Matthew gave me an honest review of what he would attempt to do, what the parameters were, possible outcomes, and his promise to work hard for my case. He delivered in every aspect. Matthew is a trustworthy attorney and honest person.
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2019
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Charges Dismissed
Haltzman was great! Patient and thorough in his approach. He was a pro in the process of defending my case, one where I was facing very serious false accusations. At the end... FULLY DISMISSED! Justice was served in some very tough inner-works of the complicated case where initially it looked as there was no hope for it. I would recommend to first try avoiding the court system, but if it's too late for that and you are here reading this, there's no better than Haltzman.
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Posted by Eric | November 23, 2019
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Grateful
Haltzman Law Firm was excellent. Matthew and his staff were knowledgable, easy to talk to and listened to our concerns every step of the way. We were very impressed by their professionalism and work ethic.
Posted by Les | November 20, 2019
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Great and Compassionate Attorney
Highly recommend! Matthew did a amazing job in handling of my case from start to finish which turned out better than expected. Matthew is Friendly, compassionate, well respected among his peers & above all knowledgeable! If you’re seeking legal representation there is no need to look any further.
Posted by Peter | November 19, 2019
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Great Choice
Matthew is by far the best lawyer I had the pleasure of working with. My husband and I were dealing with a situation in Fort Collins that could've really put our family in a bad spot and with neither of us not being from that part of CO we didn't know where to turn. I decided I'll just Google some lawyers and hope for the best (best search I've ever done). I came across Haltzman Law Firm and gave them a call. He made me feel at ease and worry free. I can't put into words how grateful I am to call Mr. Haltzman my lawyer. He's smart, to the point, and gets the job done. He's a down to earth lawyer who understands the impact criminal charges can have on you and everyone around you. If you're in need of an awesome affordable lawyer Haltzman is totally the way to go.
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Posted by Tucker | July 2, 2019
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Amazing
Mathew Haltzman was our lawyer for less than a month and was able to get my husbands case of 6 years closed. He was a remote layer for us and was always keeping me up to date via email no matter what time of day! I am forever grateful for what he did for us!
Posted by Lukas | January 28, 2019
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Great
Matthew did a great job of saving my license! Definitely recommend to others in need of some legal help!
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2019
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Excellent Communicator and Highly Knowledgeable Attorney
I was facing 1st DUI charges and it was a very complicated case. He handled my case professionally by obtaining necessary results such as police report and body cam recordings to have a clear picture of the situation, negotiated with the district attorney, and found the best middle ground possible. He is an excellent communicator and very knowledgeable of criminal law. He kept me updated at every stage of the process to make sure I was following up with my case. When I had legal questions regarding my case, he answered me instantly in a professional manner. I highly recommend Matthew Haltzman as your attorney.
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Posted by Ryan | December 17, 2018
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Brilliant
The way Matthew handled my case was truly impressive. He's a true strategist, tactician and advocate. He consulted with me on every legal move and had ideas that I would have never thought of. Matthew was very knowledgeable and shared his expertise upfront in the process regarding my case. He set proper expectations and provided excellent advice along the way. Matthew knows the court system very well and is an excellent communicator. I would venture to guess he's the best lawyer in Northern Colorado and one of the only Super Lawyers who practices PI and Criminal Defense in Colorado.
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Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2018
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Highly Recommend Matt!
I worked with Matt after facing a potential DUI charge. He returned my inquiry about services quickly, has been great with communication through an unnerving process, and continues to respond to questions I have quickly. He was able to help me reach a fair agreement, never once made me feel judged or stupid, and has been supportive throughout the process. I highly recommend Matt. You can’t go wrong!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Haltzman Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2019 - Present
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Ring & Associates PC
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Louisana
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Budd Falen Law Offices, LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Prosecuting Attorney (SLIP)
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2013
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Education

  • Louisiana State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2014
  • Louisiana State University
  • GDCL- Graduate Degree in Comparative Law, Cum Laude
  • 2014
  • Louisiana State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Honors
  • 2010

Associations

  • Larimer County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Vice President
  • 2018 - Present
  • Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Ewing T. Kerr American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
  • Co-chair
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys for Colorado
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorney Colorado
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Fellow
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys in Colorado
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Conrad L. Ball Award Nominee
  • Larimer County Community Corrections Advisory Board
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated Social Security Disability Law
  • Thomson Reuters Lead Counsel Verified
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated Criminal Law
  • Thomson Reuters Lead Counsel Verified
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated Civil Litigation
  • Thomson Reuters Lead Counsel Verified
  • 2017
  • Gold Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer Designation
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • Chancellor's Scholar
  • Paul M Hebert Law Center
  • 2011
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Hesser v. Hesser
  • Qualified Expert in the Code of Federal Regulation and Social Security Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
Endorse Matthew
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I recently had the opportunity to work together with Matt on a difficult case that involved criminal and civil issues. Matt was proactive, engaged, and pleasure to work with. I'd welcome the opportunity to work together again!"
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew was a pleasure to co-counsel with. He is thorough and strategic and he keeps the client's best interest in mind at all times."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a skilled litigator and a highly effective advocate for his clients. I recommend this attorney."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is one of the more intelligent yet down to earth attorneys I've had the pleasure of working alongside. He is my personal injury point-man in Colorado and I have taken advantage of his legal expertise on numerous occasions. I would encourage anyone in need to do the same by giving Matt a call."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is a competent and qualifed trial attorney. He works hard for his clients."
Environmental and natural resources Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the most professional attorneys that i've ever had the pleasure of working with."
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Fort Collins Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Aaron Haltzman
Matthew Aaron Haltzman
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Collins, CO
Licensed for 9 years