Matthew A. Athey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Longmont, CO

Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.
 | 900 S. Main Street, Suite 100
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-678-0560
Fax: 303-678-1164
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Real Estate: Consumer (10%),
  • Real Estate: Business (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Consumer (10%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

A shareholder of Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., Matthew A. Athey handles a wide variety of matters for his clients throughout the state of Colorado. Based in the firm's office in Longmont, his practice encompasses construction litigation, landlord-tenant disputes, and complex real estate transactions and litigation, among other matters.

In his real estate practice, Mr. Athey prepares and reviews commercial and residential leases, and his background has included the negotiation and preparation of purchase and sale agreements. He provides advice and counsel to landlords of properties associated with programs administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and he also provides representation to those clients as well as other landlords in eviction proceedings. Mr. Athey's construction litigation experience has involved the representation of developers as well as general contractors and subcontractors in complex disputes.

In addition to being a forceful courtroom advocate, Mr. Athey also has extensive experience in mediation, negotiations and arbitration, and he will often assist his clients in attempting to reach an accord by the use of one of those alternative dispute resolution methods. His successful track record in all of his endeavors as well as his superb ethics have earned him an "Excellent" peer review rating through Avvo. Admitted to practice before all Colorado state courts, Mr. Athey is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Majoring in English and political science, Mr. Athey obtained his undergraduate education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in 2009. He then went on to attend the Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2012. Mr. Athey is active in the Weld County Bar Association and other professional groups.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Civil Litigation
  • 10%Real Estate
  • 10%Real Estate
  • 10%Construction Litigation
  • 10%Construction Litigation
  • 10%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Condominiums & Cooperatives, Landlord/Tenant, Construction Defects, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Partnership, Contracts, Business Organizations


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Rising Stars: 2019

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About Matthew Athey

Admitted: 2013, Colorado

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  • Certificate for academic excellance in environmental law courses. Represented victims of industrial contamination as a student in the Environmental and Earth Law Clinic. Environmental Justice Summit Planning Committee, Honors Certificate in Environmental Law, Justice and Jurisprudence, Barry University, 2012
  • This award recognizes an attorney or non-attorney who works to assist those who cannot afford legal services to make the legal process accessible to those without counsel. Mr. Athey is a familiar face at all of the WCBA’s pro bono events including Ask-a-Lawyer, Project Connect, and many others. Mr. Athey received this award at the Seventh Annual Law Day Breakfast, which took place on Friday, May 6, 2016. Congratulations, Matthew!, The Sandy Carr Award, Weld County Bar Association, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2014
  • Colorado Attorney and Counselor at Law, Reg. # 45663, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Weld County Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Greeley Young Professionals
  • Weld County Project Connect
  • Weld County Legal Fair
  • Greeley Legal Night

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • National Business Institute, Faculty Member

Educational Background:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney, B.A., Major: English, Minor: Political Science, Honors: Dean’s List, 2008, 2009

Industry Groups

  • Construction
  • Entrepreneur Start Ups
  • Environmental
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Office Location for Matthew A. Athey

900 S. Main Street
Suite 100
Longmont, CO 80501

Phone: 303-678-0560

Fax: 303-678-1164

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Last Updated: 1/28/2020

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