Mattson Smith is a passionate advocate who believes in working not just for the client, but with them, to find the best outcomes at each stage of the criminal process. Mattson was raised in a small town in South Carolina, where he learned early that our justice system cannot function without dedicated attorneys who will not only represent their clients, but passionately advocate on their behalf. This passion followed Mattson to college at Furman University where he interned with an International Human Rights Group in Brussels, Belgium, as well as at a legal non-profit in Columbia, South Carolina, dedicated to indigent rights. Following college, Mattson moved to Colorado to pursue his law degree at the University of Denver, where he focused his energy into criminal defense. He spent a year working in the criminal defense clinic at DU and interned with the Colorado Public Defender’s Office.
As an attorney, Mattson hit the ground running, winning both his first trial and first appeal. Since then, Mattson has negotiated sex offenses to dismissal, and litigated assault cases to not guilty verdicts, securing numerous victories for his clients in between. Whether meeting with a client, negotiating with a district attorney, or duking it out in trial, Mattson fights for his client’s rights, their liberty, and their intrinsic humanity.
Colorado Bar Admissions
- US District Court – Colorado
- 10th Circuit Court of Appeals