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Matthew Haltzman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Collins, CO

Haltzman Law Firm, P.C.
204 Maple St, Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: 970-800-4866
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2014
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew Haltzman is the founder and owner of Haltzman Law in Fort Collins, Colorado. Nationally ranked among the top trial attorneys in the country, Mr. Haltzman provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Fort Collins, Loveland and surrounding areas who have legal needs involving any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI & Traffic Offenses
  • Civil Litigation & Personal Injury

Early in his legal career, Mr. Haltzman worked for both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office, where he prosecuted numerous serious federal offenses and violent crimes. He also served as a SLIP prosecuting attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Wyoming, and he uses his past prosecutorial experience to devise the most effective defense strategies for the accused.

Equally effective in his personal injury practice, Mr. Haltzman has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients adversely affected by motor vehicle accidents, unsafe property conditions and other preventable tragedies. No matter the issues his clients are facing, he delivers highly personalized counsel to help them make the best-informed decisions as he aggressively pursues the positive results they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Haltzman has earned a Top 40 Under 40 ranking from The National Trial Lawyers and a lead counsel designation along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received Superb client ratings on Avvo as well as the site's Clients' Choice Award. Moreover, he was a finalist for the prestigious Judge Conrad L. Ball Award given to lawyers who make significant contributions to improving the quality of Larimer County's criminal justice system.

A 2010 graduate of Louisiana State University with degrees in history and political science, Mr. Haltzman obtained his Juris Doctor cum laude from Louisiana State University's Paul M. Hebert Law Center and a Bachelor of Civil Law in comparative legal studies from the school that same year. He holds his license to practice in Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Districts of Colorado, Wyoming and Alaska as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

He is an active member of The Colorado Bar and the Wyoming State Bar, the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Matthew Haltzman

First Admitted: 2014, Colorado

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Educational Background

  • Louisiana State University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, with Honors


  • Ira S. Flory Top Oral Advocate Award, Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University
  • George Mason (Costello) Trial Advocacy Competition in Washington D.C. in 2013 and 2014 Where he Placed First and Fourth Respectively
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2019 and 2020
  • Vice President of Trial Advocacy External Affairs, Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University
  • Chancellors Honor Roll, Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University
  • Chancellors Scholar Award, Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University
  • Martindale-Hubbell peer reviewed trial attorney. Martindale-Hubbell Platinum Client. Champion Award recipient. AVVO client choice award 2017/ Superb 10 Rating. 2018 Lead Counsel verified in civil litigation, social security disability law, and criminal law. Top 40 Under 40 attorney by the National Trial Lawyers in 2017. Fellow in the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Two Time Nominee for the Judge Conrad L. Ball Justice Award

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Larimer County Bar Association, President Emeritus
  • Larimer County Bar Association, President
  • Alaska
  • United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • United States District Court of Alaska
  • United States District Court of Wyoming
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • United States District Court of Colorado
  • Larimer County Bar Association (YLD), Vice President, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, Losing Track, Wyoming Bar Journal, 2015
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Office Location for Matthew Haltzman

204 Maple St
Suite 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Phone: 970-800-4866

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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