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Matthew C Clawson

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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.


U.S. District Court of Colorado


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





Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Contact info

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, 719.544-1919

Clawson & Clawson, LLP

Presidio Building
Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 111
Colorado springs, CO, 80920


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 30%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 30%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Alimony: 6%
    16 years, 500 cases
  4. Uncontested Divorce: 5%
    2 years, 300 cases
  5. Other: 29%
  6. More 



Hourly ($125-325/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

39 total 

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  • James Keith Townsend

    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.


    James Townsend Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jill L Rogers

    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


    Jill Rogers Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best AttorneyColorado Springs Style Magazine2015
Best AttorenyColorado Springs Style2014
Top 100 Rated National AttorneyThe National Trial Lawyers Asscoation2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 10 Nationaly Ranked Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
Top LawyerMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Best Law FirmCSG2013
Best AttorneyCSI2012
Top LawyerTop Lawyers Million Dollar Advocate Form2012
Best Mover Shaker runner-upColorado Springs Gazette2012
Top 100 LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2012
AvvoAwarded "Superb" Rating2012
The Top Trial Lawyers in America-Million Dollar Advocate ForumAdvocates Forum, LLC2011
AvvoAwarded "Excellent" Rating2011
Best Attorney in TownCSI2010
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2010
Silver BeaverBoys Scouts of America2010
chair of Law DaysEl Paso County Bar Association2009
"A" RatingBBB2009
AvvoAward "Very Good" Rating2007
Runner-up for Best Law Firm in Colorado SpringsColorado Springs Business Journal2007
Rated on AvvoAvvo2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Partner/AttorneyClawson & Clawson LLP2003 - Present
Managing AttorneyClawson & Associates LLC2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Family Law AttorneysMember2014 - Present
Top 100 Attorney in Colorado National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Top 100 Lawyer in Colorado American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember2012 - Present
El Paso Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Douglas County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (Colorado Springs Division)Member2002 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Court of Appeals 10-CA-308My client was very pleased with the outcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Boy Scouts of America-Colorado SpringsJuvenile Justice System2012
Various websiteLegal Separation or Dissolution of Marriage?2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of ColoradoN/AOther - Masters2001
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJurist Doctorate1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boy Scouts of AmericaJuvenile Justice System2009
The United States ConstitutionThe United States Constitution2007
ChurchThe Process for a DivorceN/A