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Matthew C Clawson

Family Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

4.9   54 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    30%

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Family
    30%

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Alimony
    6%

    22 years, 500 cases

  4. Adoption
    5%

    22 years, 50 cases

  5. Uncontested divorce
    5%

    8 years, 300 cases

  6. Car accident
    3%

    22 years, 500 cases

  7. Military law
    3%

    8 years, 100 cases

  8. Trucking accident
    3%

    10 years, 10 cases

  9. Appeals
    2%

    8 years, 100 cases

  10. Birth injury
    2%

    8 years, 50 cases

  11. Child custody
    2%

    8 years, 500 cases

  12. Child support
    2%

    8 years, 500 cases

  13. Domestic violence
    2%

    8 years, 300 cases

  14. Arbitration
    1%

    8 years, 300 cases

  15. Guardianship
    1%

    8 years, 30 cases

  16. Juvenile law
    1%

    8 years, 30 cases

  17. Marriage and prenuptials
    1%

    8 years, 10 cases

  18. Mediation
    1%

    8 years, 500 cases

 To lean more about Attorney Matthew Clawson, visit his page at: https://www.clawsonattorney.com/about-our-firm/attorney-profiles/matthew-c-clawson/

Matthew Clawson is a second generation Colorado trial attorney. Matthew brings a great amount of enthusiasm and energy to his law practice, focusing primarily on litigation. Since being in practice, he has tried hundreds of cases before juries and judges. He has also been very successful resolving cases without going to court. Matthew has represented doctors, lawyers, executives of fortune 500 companies, business owners, high ranking military officers, as well as people who find themselves in need of legal representation for the first time.

 

Matthew believes the key to effective legal representation can be found in organization and tenacity, which is carried through in nearly every aspect of his legal practice. With exceptional organizational skills and natural leadership qualities, Matthew strives for the highest standard of excellence as a lawyer. Matthew has been recognized by Chief Justice Mullarkey of the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado for his "outstanding contribution and service to the citizens of Colorado, the legal profession and the Colorado Supreme Court."

 

Matthew graduated from Brigham Young University and returned to his native Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver Strum College of Law, and then went on to complete his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Colorado. Matthew was recognized as the outstanding student of his class. Upon graduating from law school. Matthew worked first as a prosecuting attorney, then as an associate attorney for a large Denver Tech Center law firm. Thereafter, he worked for a smaller boutique law firm.

 

In 2004, Matthew joined forces with his father, Millen Clawson, who was the senior partner of one the oldest and most distinguished Colorado Springs law firms. Shortly thereafter, his brother, Michael, joined the practice to form Clawson & Clawson, LLP. With the team assembled, Matthew takes great pride in being able to practice law with his father and brother by his side.

When not spending time with his wife and five children, Matthew spends much of his free time tending to his duties Pact as the Late-President of Pikes Peak Council Boy Scouts of the America; Having lead over the years. 11,000 young men and young women and over 4,000 adult volunteers. Matthew is also very in the community having been involved in United Way, Boys and Girls Club and the Restorative Justice Program. Matthew has also been recognized by the El Paso County Bar Association for his leadership as Chairman of Law Days.

Matthew, as a native Coloradan and an outdoor adventurist, enjoys hiking, mountain biking, water skiing, snow skiing, and scuba diving.

Admissions

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado

 

Associations

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • El Paso County Family Bar Association

 

 

 

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Licensed for 22 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 10/04/2022

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

Contact Matthew

Clawson & Clawson, LLP
Clawson Law Building
115 E. Vermijo Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903
Clawson & Clawson, LLP
19751 E. Mainstreet, Suite 235
Parker, CO, 80132
Clawson & Clawson, LLP
The New Thatcher Building
503 N. Main Street #611
Pueblo, CO, 81003
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  54 customer reviews
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Posted by Kate | March 18, 2015
I am truly grateful that he is my attorney and I can’t recommend him enough
Matt is an amazing attorney. Due to a spiteful ex-spouse, I have unfortunately made numerous return trips to court. Matt has been there every step of the way, directing me, holding my hand & working his magic in court. He has taken what is a terrifying, stressful and disturbing time and made it easier for me. Matt and his staff are always courteous, patient and kind with me. Every time I go back to court, I am not scared or uneasy, because Matt is incredible!! He has a way of reassuring me that everything will be alright and this peace of mind is priceless. Matt is not only a great attorney, but he is a HONEST, FAIR, MORAL and DECENT human being. It is clear his number one priority is the case is ME HIS CLIENT. Nothing else comes before that. I am truly grateful that he is my attorney and I can’t recommend him enough. Thak you!!!
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Posted by jack | December 10, 2014
. Clawson is one the most honest, hardworking, straight-forward men I have ever met.
Mr. Clawson is one the most honest, hardworking, straight-forward men I have ever met. He brings those traits into his work. With a no-nonsense attitude, he evaluated my case and made his recommendations even before I had retained him, giving me a chance to decide whether to pursue it. He is supremely knowledgeable, and has a knack for seeing strategy in a very complex legal system, all without compromising his integrity toward a favorable resolution. I cannot recommend him enough to everyone who finds themselves in the unfortunate circumstance of needing a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Cheri | June 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!! You will be pleased.
He explains everything, very detail oriented and understands the stress that I was going through. I am so pleased with my results. I would hire him again in a heartbeat. Thank you both Natalie and Matthew for getting me through one of the toughest times in my life. You are amazing!
Posted by Karen | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Passionate
What I like best about the Clawson attorneys is that they are honest about their services and they help you see the big picture of what your case will look like. I have personally seen how dedicated and passionate they are about their cases. I recommend this firm to any person seeming help with any Family Law issue.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied
The attorneys were highly compassionate, helpful and attentive to my legal information needs. The staff were very quick to respond to my inquiries and provided multiple options of solid advice and counsel. I am very satisfied with this firm and will recommend to anyone in a heartbeat.
Posted by Jeff | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate, Competent and Extremely Aggressive When Necessary !
The day I walked out of Matthew’s office after my initial consultation I cried tears of relief. I felt like a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders after our meeting and that I had found the perfect attorney to represent me in my less than typical case and help me protect my finical future . He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding valuing Medical practices. I learned the he had a MBA in addition to his law degree. The other attorney was not match for Matthew. My ex-husband told me he wished he had retained Matthew first. His loss my gain!
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Question were Answered Almost Immediadlty
Matt the Great From my first meeting with Matt, over a year before my husband's filing for divorce, I knew I could talk comfortably and openly with him. He was always sympathetic, supportive, and tough (on my behalf)! All correspondence was shared with me and any questions I had were answered almost immediately! He even travelled through a snow...
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Clawson Works Miricles!!!
My case involved post decree modification of alimony. My previous attorney retired, and I used AVVO to find Matt. We had a complicated case that involved with a couple of expert witnesses Throughout the process Matt and his staff were always professional, accessible, and friendly. Matt’s understanding of finical issues, legal experience, and desire to do the right thing were all critical to the success we experienced in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Divorce Litigator
Mr. Clawson is a dedicated attorney. Never doubted Matt’s ability to get me the outcome I deserved. His dedication and knowledge of divorce law kept my case moving in the right direction. I have full confidence that Matt can get the job done again.
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt performed admirably
During one of the largest crises of my life I was depending on Matthew and his professional abilities to get me through. He performed admirably for me and also with the subsequent legal actions that took place over the next 3 years. He treated me with an understanding and personal interest in all areas of the case. I would highly recommend Matthew to represent anyone who has a need for her legal help.
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Posted by jeff | February 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would highly recommend Matthew
During one of the largest crises of my life I was depending on Matthew and his professional abilities to get me through. He performed admirably for me and also with the subsequent legal actions that took place over the next 6 years. He treated me with an understanding and personal interest in all areas of the case. I would highly recommend Matthew to represent anyone who has a need for her legal help.
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Posted by Dean | February 2, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
You get what you pay for
Matt was able to do in one phone call to my Ex's attorney that other attorney's couldn't do for thousands of dollars and months later. If you feel like you need an advocate that represents you and what is right, Matt is your guy.
Posted by Leslie | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Very Pleased
I couldn't have made a better decision in hiring The Clawson team. Matt didn't me let down. He kept me informed, and educated about my case throughout the process, and got me what I wanted.
Posted by John | November 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Picking the right attorney is everything!
I've had the pleasure of being represented by Matthew for the last couple of years through a very contentious divorce and child custody battle. Matthew fights tirelessly not just for what's fair for you but for what's right. Divorce in Colorado seems to be stacked deck against men. The only way I received anything approximating fair resulted from Matthew's legal skill and ferocity. He is an amazing lawyer.
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Posted by Al | October 24, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Clawson Law Team helped me tremendously!
Matt was amazing to work with. By giving me clear and well thought out process of my divorce. Overall had excellent results making my worries and stress lowered. His experience and knowledge went a long way when I felt like I had no choice but to give up. I highly recommend Mr. C if you need any legal representation they truly care about you.
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Posted by Geoff | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Breath of fresh air during divorce
Matt has been incredible! Divorce is bad enough as it is but having to deal with the legal system makes it so much worse. Wish that I could have met Matt earlier in the process would have saved me a lot of stomach and heart lining. Finally feel like I have someone who I can talk to and get the support/ answers that I needed. Did so much to put my mind at ease. Highly recommend!
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Posted by Terell | August 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Matthew Along With The Clawson Team!
I am currently working with Matthew and have nothing but good things to say! His service has been exceptional and I would highly recommend him along with the Clawson team! He was very helpful. He is knowledgeable and well informed. He was able to answer all my questions, even the small ones. Matthew answered my calls and didn't waste my time or drag it out. He knew what he was doing and helped guide me through a very stressful ordeal. He was very thorough, yet efficient, and I never felt brushed off or hurried. He tailored a divorce plan just for me and worked around my busy schedule. I will definitely be coming back to him again.
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Posted by Doug | July 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Service and xtremely knowledgeable
I would recommend Mr. C to anyone looking for an attorney. He has always quick to respond to any emails or phone calls and made me feel like he had my best interest in mind. Wonderful service and extremely knowledgeable. Very honest helpful, and knowledgeable. This was my third law firm I used and I wish it was my 1st. I really appreciate you guys it is rare to find honest attorneys.
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Posted by Lori | July 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Law Firm
Matthew Clawson handled my Divorce and did so very efficiently. I was kept up to date throughout the entire proceedings, and Matthew answered all of my questions, as did his very professional staff. I was put at ease by his Firm during this very stressful time in my life knowing that my case was in good hands. I would highly recommend Matthew Clawson to anyone who is going through a Divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated
Dedicated Mr. Clawson is a dedicated attorney. Never doubted Matt’s ability to get me the outcome I deserved. His dedication and knowledge of divorce law kept my case moving in the right direction. I have full confidence that Matt can get the job done again.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-360 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner/Attorney
  • Clawson & Clawson LLP
  • 2003 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Clawson & Associates LLC
  • 2001 - 2004

Education

  • University of Colorado
  • MBA (Masters in Business Administration)
  • 2001
  • University of Denver College of Law
  • Jurist Doctorate
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Court of Appeals 10-CA-308
  • My client was very pleased with the outcome

Associations

  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Top 100 Attorney in Colorado National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Top 100 Lawyer in Colorado American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Colorado Springs Division)
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Best Attorney
  • Colorado Springs Style Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Nationaly Ranked Attorney Award
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Rated National Attorney
  • The National Trial Lawyers Asscoation
  • 2014
  • Best Attoreny
  • Colorado Springs Style
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Best Law Firm
  • CSG
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Top Lawyers Million Dollar Advocate Form
  • 2012
  • Best Attorney
  • CSI
  • 2012
  • Best Mover Shaker runner-up
  • Colorado Springs Gazette
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Avvo
  • Awarded "Superb" Rating
  • 2012
  • The Top Trial Lawyers in America-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • Advocates Forum, LLC
  • 2011
  • Avvo
  • Awarded "Excellent" Rating
  • 2011
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Attorney in Town
  • CSI
  • 2010
  • Silver Beaver
  • Boys Scouts of America
  • 2010
  • "A" Rating
  • BBB
  • 2009
  • chair of Law Days
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Runner-up for Best Law Firm in Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs Business Journal
  • 2007
  • Avvo
  • Award "Very Good" Rating
  • 2007
  • Rated
  • Avvo
  • 2006
  • Rated on Avvo
  • Avvo
  • 2005
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Publications

  • Boy Scouts of America-Colorado Springs
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • 2012
  • Various website
  • Legal Separation or Dissolution of Marriage?
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Juvenile Justice System
  • 2009
  • The United States Constitution
  • The United States Constitution
  • 2007
  • Church
  • The Process for a Divorce
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (74)
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Matthew for several years and have referred several clients to him. He has an excellent reputation within the legal community for his extensive knowledge and experience in the field. He is a tough litigator and excellent negotiator."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer, they are a well respected member of the legal community and always give their clients the best representation, If you are looking for someone willing to fight hard for your case, then look no further"
Adoption Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Adoption Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is one of the best. Easy to work with. Thorough. Considerate of the plight of the parties as they work through their divorce. I welcome each chance I get to work a case with him"
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Clawson is an incredible attorney who provides sage advice to all questions asked on Avvo. He is extremely knowledgeable and even though I have been practicing for 23 years as a judge, magistrate, and prosecutor, I learn from him every day."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Clawson. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Mr. Clawson through his participation in AVVO. His thoughtful answers to AVVO legal questions demonstrate not only a superior grasp of the law but also an outstanding level of client commitment. A first-rate attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Mr. Clawson through his activity on Avvo. Mr. Clawson is highly knowledgeable, always willing to answer questions, and I always learn something from his responses. I would not hesitate to recommend clients to him."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Clawson is an exceptional attorney with a superb knowledge of the law."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Clawson's resume and experience is extremely impressive. I am sure he would be a credit to any PI client."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. The law firm of Clawson & Clawson is considered one of the preeminent Personal Injury law firms in the State of Colorado, and will likely be a top candidate in the “Best Of” in Colorado Springs for law firms. They represent their clients with integrity & pride, and never stop short until they have reached the best possible results for their clients. Our firm is always happy to refer person injury cases to Matt Clawson."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Clawson is a well respected and competent trial lawyer. I would highly recommend him. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Clawson provides superior legal representation to his clients and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a family law attorney. He is well versed in the law and is an effective advocate for his clients."
General practice Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Clawson has demonstrated his ability to litigate matters in a wide variety of legal areas. His ratings by clients and peers are indicative of a seasoned trial lawyer who is a formidable opponent."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Clawson is a dedicated and hard working advocate."
General practice Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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