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Matt Shechter

ATTORNEY AT LAW
1888 Sherman Street, Suite 370
Denver, CO 80203
(303) 333-8700 • FAX (303) 331-6967
mss@18thAveLaw.com

Salt Lake City, UT - By Appointment

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.

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 and United States Departments of Labor, and innumerable mediators and arbitrators. 

Matt has advanced and defended claims alleging violations of Federal and State anti-discrimination laws, including Age, Color, Disability, Gender, National Origin, Race, Retaliation and Sexual Harassment claims, wage and hour claims, overtime 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 2018. 

When he's not representing employees or small business, Matt also serves as an administrative law judge adjudicating employment matters.

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 and Utah, as well as before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.  He is a member of the Utah, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations. Matt is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association and Colorado Plaintiffs’ Employment Lawyers Association.