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Matthew A. Athey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Loveland, CO

Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.
5285 McWhinney Blvd., Suite 100
Loveland, CO 80538
Phone: 970-304-0075
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019, 2023
Licensed in Colorado Since: 2013
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Business/Corporate, Construction Litigation: Business, Construction Litigation: Consumer, Real Estate: Business, Real Estate: Consumer
Attorney Profile

Matthew A. Athey is a shareholder at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C. He is a real estate, business, and construction lawyer licensed to practice in Colorado state courts and the U.S. District Court of Colorado. He drafts and negotiates contracts from simple real estate sales to multimillion-dollar asset purchase agreements. He is also a leading landlord-tenant attorney in northern Colorado. He drafts commercial and residential leases, represents clients in eviction proceedings, and advises HUD landlords. He represents owners, generals, and subcontractors in complex construction litigation. Mr. Athey also practices oil and gas law. Because much of his work involves helping clients navigate state regulatory systems, Mr. Athey is also well equipped to handle administrative law matters. Whether your matter involves a DORA or CDLE Complaint, a DMV hearing or appeal, or a local land-use hearing with city or county commissioners, Mr. Athey can provide practical advice and strong legal representation. In addition to his practice of law, Mr. Athey has been a National Business Institute faculty member teaching construction law continuing legal education courses, as well as landlord/tenant classes.

Mr. Athey never loses sight of his client’s goals. Whether he is arguing in the courtroom, advising a corporate board, or inspecting a job site, Mr. Athey remains detail-oriented with a customized strategy for each client. His ability to effectively represent clients in negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and in the courtroom is based upon strong client communication and sound legal advice. When he is not working, Mr. Athey enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He especially loves to hike, camp, and fish.

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

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


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019, 2023

About Matthew A. Athey

First Admitted: 2013, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

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


  • 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
  • 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

Industry Groups

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

5285 McWhinney Blvd.
Suite 100
Loveland, CO 80538

Phone: 970-304-0075

Last Updated: 9/19/2022

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