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 Our plea to the patron of lawyers, St. Thomas More, guides us daily. We ask, in pursuit of our profession, that:


I may be able in argument, accurate in analysis, keen in study, correct in conclusion, loyal to clients, honest with all, courteous to adversaries, trustworthy with confidences, courageous in court.


So in May 2012, with these words in mind, longtime Aspen attorney Matt Ferguson founded his own law firm in downtown Aspen, CO. The Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm is a preeminent Aspen law office with great rankings and perfect client and judge ratings. But adherence to these words is our pursuit. Matt saw the need for not only a new and nimble law firm on Colorado’s Western Slope, but a firm that was first and foremost imbued in the tradition of great lawyers and cases, the drama of a trial or the majesty of a landmark civil rights argument. We believe that modern legal transactions also need and deserve the same sense of honor and excellence. As Colorado attorneys, we represent clients in many district courts and our federal courts. High-profile individuals, entrepreneurs, and major corporations are proud to be our clients. Every small business will be treated as if it is the giant that we know it to be. Although our reach in Colorado is broad, representing and getting to know our own neighbors and communities in the Roaring Fork and Vail valleys is a privilege and joy. We have local, regional, and national clients, and we love nothing better than clients dropping into our beautiful new Aspen law offices. You are always welcome to discuss a legal matter or just to reminisce about an old case or a great deal you made. If we’re busy, we will always get back to you.

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    32 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 15%
    21 years, 50 cases
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%
    32 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    32 years, 200 cases
  5. Arbitration: 10%
    29 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($210-465/hour), contingent (10-45%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (8%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • Gregory Scott Gordon

    Matt is as good as it gets. This is the lawyer you want on your side!


    Gregory Gordon Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Michelle K. Schindler

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michelle Schindler Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

The Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm, P.C.

119 South Spring Street
Suite 201
Aspen, CO, 81611


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198403/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent Attorney RatingMartindale-Hubbell2015
Preeminent Attorney RatingMartindale Hubbell2014
Local's Choice Best LawyerAspen Times2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding PartnerThe Matthew C. Ferguson Law Firm2012 - Present
PartnerGarfield & Hecht, P.C.1995 - 2012
Of CounselNixon Peabody, LLP1993 - 1995
AssociateWindels, Marx, Davies & Ives, LLP1987 - 1993
AssociateMendes & Mount, LLP1984 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Ninth Judicial Distict Judicial Nominating CommitteeAttorney Member2012 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Pitkin County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Faculty of Federal AdvocatesMember2004 - Present
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice SectionMember1985 - Present
American Bar Association, Aerospace Law SectionMember1985 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation SectionMember1985 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember1985 - 1994
New York State Bar AssociationMember1984 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Henn v. Residences at Little Nell, LLC, et. alSettled very favorably for plaintiff clients just before trial
Keefe v. Base Village Owner, LLC, et al.Settled favorably for 100% of Deposits -- Approx. $15.0 Million
Alpine Property Real Estate v. HugginsVery favorable Jury verdict in favor of plaintiff client for maximum damges and an award for all fees and costs. Verdict amopunt and attorneys fees all paid.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
College of the Holy CrossHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1980