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Matthew C. ClawsonMatthew 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 a settlement for 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 following awards and recognitions:

  • Best Law Firm, - U.S. News & World Report (2016-2019)
  • National Ranking Top 10 Attorney Award - National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2016-2018)
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers (2016-2018)
  • Top 100 Lawyer - National Trial Lawyers Association (2012-2018)
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Colorado - American - Society of Legal Advocates (2012-2018)
  • Nation’s Top One Percent - National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015-2018)
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement- America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • AV Rated- Peer Rated for High Professional Achievement - Martindale-Hubbell® (2013-2015)
  • Top 10 Nationally Ranked Attorney - National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2014-2018)
  • Lead Counsel Rated - Lead Counsel Verification (2013-2018)
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Colorado - American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2014-2017)
  • "10.0" Highest Rating - AVVO (2015-2017)
  • Client’s Choice Award- AVVO (2014-2018)
  • Best Lawyer- AVVO (2014, 2015, 2017, 2018)
  • Best Lawyer- Colorado Springs Style Magazine (2014- 2018)
  • Best Law Firm- Colorado Springs Gazette (2013, 2017)
  • Best Attorneys in the Parker, Colorado Area- Parker Chronicle (2017)
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member (2012-2017)
  • Best Lawyer- The Top Trial Lawyers in America (2010, 2012, 2016)
  • Most Influential Business Leader - Colorado Springs Independent (2012)
  • Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Member (2012-2017)
  • The Top Trial Lawyers in America - Best Lawyer (2010, 2012, 2016)
  • Most Influential Business Leader (2012) - Colorado Springs Independent
  • Top 40 under 40 - National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Law Firm - Colorado Springs Business Journal (2007)
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award - Colorado Supreme Court (2011-2018)
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Colorado Springs, CO - 3 Best Rated (2016)

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


  • Super Lawyers | 2021
  • Best Lawyers | Lawyer of the Year
  • best lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2 Years - 10 Best Law Firm for Client Satisfaction
  • 10.0 Avvo Rating - Top Family Attorneys
  • Top 100 - National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • The Gazette - Best of the Springs
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • 2016 - Best of Colorado Springs
  • The National Society of Legal Advocates
  • Martindale-Hubbell | Client Champion | 2020
  • Best Lawyer
  • NAFLA Top Ten Ranking - 2017
  • 10 Best - American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

Client Reviews

  • “Based on personal experience, I know he will deliver extremely high return on your investment, and produce the best possible results attainable!”

    Pat E.

  • “I will always be thankful for all the love and kindness everyone in the office has given me.”


  • “He took the time to explain the case and court hearing procedures and made our son feel comfortable every step of the way”


  • “Within a month Mr. Clawson had the case in front of a judge that ruled in my favor.”

    Former Client

  • “They had the integrity to tell me that the best thing for me to do was to not employ their services since that would only lead to unnecessary lawyer fees.”

    Former Client

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