Matt Shechter

1888 Sherman Street, Suite 370
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 333-8700 • FAX (303) 331-6967

Matt Shechter is a Partner in the firm. Matt was previously an associate of the firm, and served in that capacity since he was admitted to practice in Colorado in 2009.  Matt, originally a native of Nashville, Tennessee, completed his undergraduate work in 2005 and earned a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  Matt graduated from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law in 2009, where he served as a contributor to The Race to the Bottom, a securities law blog.

While working with the firm, Matt has represented employees, union members, and small businesses in a variety of matters before Colorado State and Federal Courts, the Colorado State Personnel Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the Colorado Department of Labor, and innumerable mediators and arbitrators. 

Matt has represented individuals or groups alleging Federal and State Law discrimination claims, including Age, Color, Disability, Gender, National Origin, Race, Retaliation and Sexual Harassment claims, wage and hour claims, unemployment appeals, trade secrets claims, just cause arbitrations, employment contract disputes, class actions, severance matters, workplace safety matters, and a wide variety of other areas.  Matt served as co-counsel in Abeyta et al. v. CF&I Steel, an FLSA Collective Action which was resolved for more than $833,000. Matt was first named as a Rising Star by Colorado Super Lawyers in 2014, and has continued to receive that designation annually, most recently in 2017. 

Even before he graduated from law school, Matt has been working with employees to vindicate their rights. Prior to joining the firm as a law clerk in April 2008, Matt served as an intern to another Colorado employment law firm.  Matt served for several years as a legal assistant at national law firms in Washington, D.C. and Denver, primarily working on litigation matters.  Matt is also active in politics, having worked on Capitol Hill and serving on a number of political campaigns.

In addition to his legal practice, Matt has served as a co-author of The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Employment Law and Federal Employment Jury Instructions.  Matt has also lectured on a number of topics including covenants not to compete and other areas of labor and employment law.   

Matt is admitted to practice in Colorado, before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, and the Colorado Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division. Matt is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and Colorado Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers Association.