Attorney Matthew Clawson

Matthew C. Clawson

Managing Partner

Matthew Clawson is a second generation Colorado trial attorney. Matthew brings a great amount of enthusiasm and energy to his law practice, focusing primarily in the area of Family Law and Litigation. Since being in practice, he has tried hundreds of cases before Judges and juries. He has also been very successful in resolving cases outside of Court through alternative dispute resolution processes. Matthew has represented both husbands and wives of judges, doctors, lawyers, internationally recognized musicians, executives of Fortune 500 companies, business owners, high ranking military officers and those who find themselves in need of legal representation for the first time. Matthew has well-established professional relationships with experts throughout the community including parental evaluators, licensed therapists, forensic accountants, doctors, and appraisers. Matthew has earned a reputation of successfully empowering his clients through competent legal advice thereby enhancing his efficiency in litigating or negotiating settlement of his cases. Matthew initiates problem-solving strategies immediately upon taking a case thereby minimizing the time and emotion inherent in a family-orientated legal proceeding.

Matthew believes the key to effective legal representation can be found in maintaining a well-managed and informed organization, utilizing state of the art technology, and fueling the organization with an experienced legal support team. Matthew maintains integrity in his associations through honesty, respect and a professional demeanor; his confident tenacity during a difficult legal proceeding provides his clients with strength. He applies his philosophies to his practice of law providing for well-grounded decisions and positive outcomes. . With exceptional organizational skills and natural leadership qualities, Matthew strives for the highest standard of excellence as a lawyer all the while preserving his legal and moral principles.

Matthew has received the follow awards and recognitions:

  • "Colorado Springs CO Top 3 Divorce Lawyers" from 3 Best Rated (2016)
  • "10 Best - Client Satisfaction Award for 2 Years" From American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2015/2016)
  • "National Ranking - Top 10 Attorney Award” from National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2016)
  • "National Top 100 Trial Lawyers" (2016)
  • "Top 100 Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers Association 2012, 2013, 2014
  • "10.0" Highest Avvo Rating
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award
  • “Top 10” Nationally Ranked Attorney award by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2014
  • “AV Rated” Martindale-Hubbell® National Law Directory’s highest honor, this rating was awarded to Clawson & Clawson, LLP
  • “Best Family Law Lawyer” by Colorado Springs Style Magazine, 2014, 2015
  • "Top 100 Litigation Lawyer" in the State of Colorado by the American Society of Legal Advocates 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • “Best Lawyer” by the Colorado Springs Gazette 2014
  • “Best Law Firm” Colorado Springs Gazette 2013
  • “10 Best” Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Colorado by American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum Member 2012, 2013, 2014
  • "Best Lawyer" by the Colorado Springs Independent 2010, 2012
  • "Most Influential Business Leader" CS Independent 2012
  • "Top 40 under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • "Best Law Firm" Colorado Springs Business Journal 2007
  • “Pro Bono Achievement Award” by the Colorado Supreme Court 2011, 2012, 2013
  • “Pro Bono Achievement Award” by El Paso County Bar Association 2011, 2012, 2013

Matthew volunteers with Colorado Supreme Court, Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP) to mentor fellow Family Law attorneys. Matthew was appointed by the Office of Attorney Regulation of the Supreme Court to service as inventory counsel. For this service Matthew was recognized by Chief Justice Mullarkey of the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado for his "outstanding contribution and service to the citizens of Colorado, the legal profession and the Colorado Supreme Court."

Educational Background & Past Experience

Matthew graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College Of Law, and then completed his Master's in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Colorado. Matthew was recognized as the outstanding student of his class.

When he is not spending time with his wife and five children, Matthew spends much of his free time tending to his duties as advisor/advocate and past President of a large non- profit organization which serves over 11,000 young men and young women, and over 4,000 adult volunteers over the years, Matthew is also very involved in the community and the growth of its young men and women. Matthew has been involved with United Way, Boys and Girls Club, the Restorative Justice Program, and has been recognized by the El Paso County Bar Association for his leadership as Chairman of Law Days.

Matthew is honored to practice law beside his brother, Michael Clawson, and his father, Millen Clawson, who joined forces in 2004 to establish the law firm of Clawson & Clawson, LLP. Millen Clawson was a senior partner in one of the oldest and most distinguished Colorado Springs law firms prior to establishing the firm.

Matthew, as a native Coloradoan and an outdoor adventurist, enjoys mountain biking, road biking, water skiing, snow skiing, running, scuba diving, triathlons and duathlons.


  • United States Supreme Court
  • Colorado Bar
  • United States District Court of Colorado


  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • El Paso County Family Bar Association
  • National Association for Justice
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Society of Legal Advocates

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