Matthew A. Athey

Top rated Civil Litigation attorney in Loveland, Colorado

Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.
Matthew A. Athey
Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

Practice Areas: Civil Litigation, Business & Corporate, Construction Litigation; view more

Licensed in Colorado since: 2013

Education: Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019, 2023 - 2024

Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

5285 McWhinney Blvd.
Suite 100
Loveland, CO 80538 Visit website


Shareholder at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., Matthew A. Athey is a seasoned real estate, business and construction attorney. Whether it is drafting and negotiating contracts from a real estate sale or a multimillion-dollar asset acquisition agreement, he’s got the residents of Loveland, Colorado, covered. His primary practice focuses on representing owners, general contractors and subcontractors in intricate construction litigation matters.

As a prominent landlord-tenant lawyer in the northern Colorado area, Mr. Athey prepares lease agreements for residential and commercial properties, offers legal representation for eviction cases and assists HUD proprietors. Additionally, he oversees oil and gas law matters. 

Mr. Athey always prioritizes the needs of his clients. He maintains a meticulous approach, regardless of whether he is arguing in the state and federal courts of Colorado, providing counsel to corporate boards or examining project locations. He has efficiently handled several commercial eviction cases involving millions of dollars. Due to his exceptional communication abilities and trustworthy legal counsel, he has achieved remarkable success in advocating for his clients during negotiations, mediations, arbitrations and courtroom proceedings.

Apart from his legal practice, Mr. Athey also acts as a faculty member at the National Business Institute, where he teaches continuing legal education courses focused on construction law and landlord-tenant matters. Dedicated to community upliftment, he is a member of the Weld County Bar Association, the Larimer County Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association. Further, he volunteers at the Weld County Legal Services and the Boulder County Legal Night.

A proficient speaker at various conferences and events, Mr. Athey shares insight and knowledge on landlord-tenant issues, real estate practice and more, with peers and the public. Throughout his tenure as a legal professional, he garnered notable accolades, including being bestowed with the Sandy Carr Award in 2016. Moreover, he holds many peer endorsements and has achieved a "Superb" rating on Avvo, a testament to his esteemed reputation and professional standing.

In 2009, Mr. Athey completed his undergraduate studies at The University of Nebraska at Kearney. He then pursued his legal education at the Barry University School of Law, graduating with a J.D. and was recognized for his competence in environmental law with a certificate from the university in 2012. Upon passing the bar exam, he was authorized to practice law in Colorado in 2013.

Practice areas

Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate, Construction Litigation: Business, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Real Estate: Business, Real Estate: Consumer

Focus areas

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

  • 50% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Business/Corporate
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Business
  • 10% Construction Litigation: Consumer
  • 10% Real Estate: Business
  • 10% Real Estate: Consumer

First Admitted: 2013, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • National Business Institute, Faculty Member, Construction law & landlord/tenant classes
  • AVVO rating 9.1
  • Certificate for academic excellence 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
  • The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, go through the Rising Stars selection process. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list., Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019, 2023
  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado
  • Colorado state courts
  • Larimer County Bar Association
  • Weld County Bar Association
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Weld County Legal Services, Ask-An-Attorney Volunteer
  • Greeley Young Professionals
  • Weld County Project Connect
  • Weld County Legal Fair
  • Boulder County Legal Night, Ask-An-Attorney Volunteer
Educational Background:
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney, B.A., Major: English, Minor: Political Science, Honors: Dean’s List, 2008, 2009
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2014
  • Colorado Attorney and Counselor at Law, Reg. # 45663, 2013
Industry Groups:
  • Construction
  • Entrepreneur Start Ups
  • Environmental

Office location for Matthew A. Athey

5285 McWhinney Blvd.
Suite 100
Loveland, CO 80538

Phone: 970-304-0075


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019, 2023 - 2024

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