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Matthew A. Haltzman is a Martindale-Hubbell® peer reviewed trial attorney with Ring & Associates, P.C. where he practices personal injury law, criminal law and civil litigation. Matthew was selected as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star for 2019 and is Lead Counsel verified in civil litigation, social security disability law, and criminal law. He was also named a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney by the National Trial Lawyers and received the Martindale-Hubbell® Platinum Client Champion Award for 2018. He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Larimer County Bar Association (YLD).

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 joining Ring & Associates, P.C., Matthew practiced environmental law and complex civil litigation with a law firm in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In that position, Matthew was involved in a number of cases at the federal level, representing private property owners, ranchers, farmers, and local governments in litigation against federal agencies including the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service.

Matthew also 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. Prior to his judicial externship 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. In his second year of law school Matthew was selected for the prestigious Summer Legal Internship Program (SLIP) with the United States Attorney’s Office in the District of Wyoming. As a SLIP inductee Matthew obtained a “Confidential” level national security clearance and practiced federal criminal prosecution in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park under Wyoming’s respective student-practice rules.

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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Admissions:
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • U.S. District Court for Wyoming
  • Alaska (Inactive)
Awards:
  • Super Lawyers