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Experienced, Super Lawyers Rated Fort Collins Attorney
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets ...
  • Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Frederick Long
Frederick Long November 27, 2019
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Matt not only has the personality and attributes to be a very effective attorney, but also has the drive to achieve the best possible outcomes for his clients. In short, he is a fantastic advocate for his clients and I would highly recommend him to any prospective client.
Client Reviews
D. J. May 3, 2023
Expertise and Commitment: A Stellar Experience with Matt, Esq. I recently had the pleasure of working with Matt, an exceptional lawyer who not only proved his competence but also displayed unwavering dedication to my case. As someone who has dealt with numerous lawyers due to a challenging divorce, I can confidently say that Matt stands head and shoulders above the rest. From the get-go, Matt's responsiveness to my messages was impressive. Regardless of when I reached out to him, I could always expect a prompt and detailed reply. This level of communication was particularly crucial during my case, as it involved multiple criminal charges, two warrants, and navigating the complexities of the Colorado legal system. Not once but twice, Matt successfully defended me in a criminal trial. His expertise and ability to strategize in real-time were evident throughout the process. He went above and beyond by directly engaging with the District Attorney, resulting in the charges being dropped on both occasions. Despite being on the expensive side, Matt's competency, professionalism, and dedication to my case made the investment well worth it. Ultimately, he helped me clear my record and put an end to the nightmare I had been enduring due to false charges and a vengeful ex-wife. I wholeheartedly recommend Matt for anyone in need of top-notch legal representation. His combination of skill, experience, and commitment ensures that you are in the best possible hands. Don't hesitate to hire him – you won't regret it.
S. R. February 5, 2023
Civil Protection Order We found ourselves needing legal advice for the first time in or lives,right in the middle of the holiday season.This was a very stressful situation for us and we were worried about our hearing.Matt and Kohl immediately put us at ease.Both were very professional,knowledgeable, experienced and easy to work with. Both made sure we knew what to expect during the hearing and worked very hard for us in a very short period of time.We received excellent results and we highly recommend The Haltzman Law Firm.
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Biography

Matthew A. Haltzman, the founder of Haltzman Law Firm, P.C. concentrates in criminal law, personal injury law, and civil rights. In all three practice areas, he has extensive experience and has achieved notable successes. Matthew’s legal commentary and representative cases have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, The Denver Post, and NBC News. Matthew has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star consecutively for the last five years. He is the former President of the Larimer County Bar Association (YLD) and is currently serving as the President Emeritus to the organization.

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.

Since being admitted to the Colorado Bar, Matthew has successfully defended thousands of clients in complex criminal cases prosecuted by the State of Colorado in all stages of litigation, through trial. Matthew has been nationally recognized for his innovative and perceptive strategies in criminal defense and relishes the opportunity to take on what other lawyers may consider an "impossible" case.

Matthew also dedicates a considerable amount of his practice litigating on behalf of severely injured victims involved in personal injury, wrongful death, and automobile cases in Colorado and in the Western United States.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Video Conferencing
  • Google Meet
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Phone Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Alaska
Alaska Bar Association
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Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
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Wyoming
Wyoming State Bar
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10th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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United States District Court of Alaska
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United States District Court of Colorado
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United States District Court of Wyoming
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Founder
Haltzman Law Firm
- Current
Attorney
Ring & Associates, P.C.
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Attorney
Falen Law Offices, LLC
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Law Clerk
U.S. District Courts, Federal Magistrate Judge Richard Bourgeois
SLIP Prosecuting Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice
Capital Crimes Unit Law Clerk
U.S. Department of Justice
Education
Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
J.D. (2014) | Law
Honors: cum laude
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Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University
B.C.L. (2014) | Comparative Law
Honors: cum laude
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Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge
B.A. (2010) | History & Political Science
Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2019-2023
Peer Review Rated 4.8/5.0
Martindale-Hubbell
Lead Counsel Verified in Litigation & Appeals, Criminal Defense, Social Security Disability
LawInfo
Since 2017
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Client Champion - Platinum
Martindale-Hubbell
Client Reviewed 5.0/5.0
Lawyers.com
Best Car Accident Lawyers in Fort Collins
Expertise.com
Judge Conrad L. Ball Award Finalist
Larimer County Commisioners
2017-2019
Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys for Colorado
American Jurist Institute
Top 10 Attorney Colorado
Attorney and Practice Magazine
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Client Champion - Gold
Martindale-Hubbell
10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys in Colorado
American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar
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Wyoming State Bar Association
Member
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Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
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American Bar Association
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Larimer County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Former President; Currently President Emeritus
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National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Fellow
Current
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Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
Member
Current
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Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
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Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association
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The Ewing T. Kerr American Inn of Court
Member
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Denver Bar Association
Member
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Certifications
Qualified Expert in the Code of Federal Regulations & Social Security Law
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Websites & Blogs
Website
Firm Website
Contact & Map
Haltzman Law Firm
204 Maple Street Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Telephone: (970) 692-3440
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Closed (Today)
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