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Matthew C. Clawson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Colorado Springs, CO

Clawson & Clawson, LLP
115 East Vermijo, Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-374-3380
Fax: 719-623-0388
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2000
Practice Areas: Family Law, Military/Veterans Law
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew C. Clawson is the managing partner of Clawson & Clawson, LLP, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Mr. Clawson concentrates his practice exclusively on family law and serves clients in Colorado Springs, Denver and throughout the state.

Mr. Clawson has over 20 years of legal experience and has represented a diverse range of clients over the course of his career. He is the recipient of awards and honors from numerous publications and organizations, including the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, the National Trial Lawyers, the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

A seasoned trial attorney and negotiator, Mr. Clawson has been inducted into the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an invitation-only organization for attorneys who have secured verdicts or settlements of more than $1 million on behalf of their clients. He is active in the Douglas Elbert County Bar Association, the El Paso County Bar Association, the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.

Dedicated to his community, Mr. Clawson has been involved with various community organizations over the years. These include the Boys & Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region, Restorative Justice in Colorado and the Pikes Peak United Way. He volunteers his time to the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program through the Colorado Supreme Court.

After earning his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Clawson went on to graduate from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He also holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Colorado. He holds licenses to practice law before all Colorado state courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Family Law
  • 10%Military/Veterans Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Military Divorce


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Matthew C. Clawson

First Admitted: 2000, Colorado

Professional Webpage:


  • 2021 SuperLawyer, SuperLawyer, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client Champion 2018 - 2021, Platinum Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014-2021, Top 10 Nationally Ranked Attorney, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018-2021 Martindale-Hubbell Gold Client Champion, Gold Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014-2021 - Best Lawyer Matthew Clawson , Best Lawyer, Colorado Springs Style Magazine
  • 2015-2021, Superb Lawyer 10.00 Rating , AVVO
  • 2013 - 2020 - Matthew Clawson, Matthew Clawson lead counsel rated, Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2012 - 2021 Matthew C. Clawson, Lifetime Achievement - Top 100 Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015-2020, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Nations Top 1%
  • 2016-2021 Clawson & Clawson, LLP , Best Law Firms in Colorado, U.S. News & World Report
  • Clawson & Clawson Parker office   2017-2019, Best Attorney in Parker, Colorado Area , Parker Chronicle
  • 2017, 2019-2021 - Clawson & Clawson, Clawson Clawson, LLP Best Lawyers , Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014-2021, Client's Choice Award, AVVO
  • 2017 - 2020 - Clawson & Clawson, Top 10% in USA, Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2014 - 2019 Matthew Clawson, 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Colorado, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2013, 2017, Best Attorney of the Springs , Colorado Springs Gazette
  • 2016 - 2021 - Matthew  Clawson, Top 100 Litigation Attorneys, American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Matthew Clawson, 2016 - 2019, Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Colorado Springs, ThreeBestRated
  • 2012, 2011, Best Attorney in town, Colorado Springs Independent
  • Lawyer, Matthew C. Clawson, 2012, Best Mover & Shaker, runner up, Colorado Springs Gazette
  • 2010, 2012, Most Influential Business Leader , Colorado Springs Independent
  • Highest award in Scouting, 2010, Silver Beaver Award, Boy Scouts of America
  • Best Lawyer in Family Law, 2010, Best of the Springs, Best Lawyer - Matthew C. Clawson, Colorado Springs Gazette
  • Matthew C. Clawson, 2010, Top 40 under 40, National Trial Lawyers
  • Named Best Attorney, Local paper Colorado Springs, 2007, Best Law Firm, Colorado Springs Journal

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Board of Directors Lewis-Palmer Board of Education, Colorado District 38 2015-2019
  • Recipient of the Boy Scouts of America Silver Beaver Award.  This is the highest award given to adult leaders who have made a significant impact on the lives of youth through service given to the council.
  • President of Lewis Palmer Board of Education, Colorado District 38 2017-2019

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America 2005 to present, 2019
  • President of Lewis Palmer Board of Education, Colorado District 38 2017 - 2020
  • Board of Directors Lewis-Palmer Board of Education, Colorado District 38  2015 - 2021
  • 2016 - 2021 Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program Colorado Supreme Court,
  • 2011-2021 Pro Bono Achievement Award - Colorado Supreme Court
  • 2013 - 2021 Pro Bono Achievement Award - El Paso County Bar Association
  • Restorative Justice System, 2012
  • United Way of the Pikes Peak Region Volunteer, 2009
  • 2007-2009 President - Boy Scouts of America, El Paso County/Pikes Peak Region
  • Boys and Girls Club - Volunteer, 2008
  • 2007-2009 Vice President Boy Scouts of America, El Paso County/Pikes Peak Region


  • Successful negotiation of high spousal maintenance awards out of El Paso County, 2019
  • Obtained one of the largest spousal maintenance awards in my community, 2012    
  • Obtained Orders for Child support exceeding the guidelines under extrapolation method of calculation, one of the first in the area, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Association for Justice, 2008
  • 2012-2017 Million Dollar Advocates forum 
  • 2008 - El Paso County Bar Association - Chairman Law Days
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, 2016
  • United States Supreme Court, 2012
  • National Trial Lawyer's Association, 2007
  • United States District Court of Colorado, 2002
  • El Paso County Bar Association, 2002

Educational Background

  • University of Colorado, Boulder - Master of Business Administration degree , 2005
  • University of Denver College of Law - Juris Doctorate, 1999
  • Brigham Young University Degree in Political Science and Business Management, 1996

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  •  Relative to the Juvenile Justice System, Boy Scouts of America-Colorado Springs , Juvenile Justice System, Children's Associations, Legal System, 2012
  • Blogs for website concerning options in legal proceeding 2006-2018, Attorney, Clawson & Clawson, Legal Separation or Dissolution of Marriage , Family Law Community, 2018
  • Legal Blogs for website, Attorney, Clawson & Clawson, Common Mistakes made During the Divorce Process, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Public
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Office Location for Matthew C. Clawson

115 East Vermijo, Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Phone: 719-374-3380

Fax: 719-623-0388

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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