Matthew Durkin

Fuicelli & Lee, P.C.
1731 Gilpin St
Denver, CO 80218
(303) 355-7202
coloradoinjurylaw.com


Attorney Matthew Durkin’s renowned career gives him the complex courtroom experience needed to go up against behemoths in the insurance industry. Durkin has dedicated his career to obtaining justice for those in need. Most recently, Durkin served our community as a Jefferson County Chief Deputy District Attorney. Prior to that, he led the Criminal Justice Section of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office as Deputy Attorney General.

With multiple appearances on television shows such as NBC’s Dateline and CBS’s 48 Hours, Durkin has made a name for himself as a tireless advocate for victims of homicide, physical and sexual abuse against children, domestic violence, drug trafficking, and traffic offenses. After years of campaigning for victims in the criminal court, Durkin has turned his attention to the civil court. Specializing in wrongful death, bad faith insurance claims, and catastrophic injuries, Durkin looks forward to assisting victims obtain justice after these life-altering events.

“For 25 years it has been my honor to fight for victims of crimes. I am excited to refocus my passion towards seeking justice for those have been injured due to another’s negligence,” Durkin says.

Education
JD, University of Denver
Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, University of New Mexico (Cum Laude)

Honors/Awards
Colorado Bureau of Investigation Director’s Citation, 2016
President’s Award from the Colorado Drug Investigators Association, 2011
Prosecutor of the Year from the Colorado Welfare Fraud Council, 2005

Teaching Positions
September  December 2020: Red Rocks Community College Law Enforcement Training Academy, Instructor
October 24, 2019: Colorado Organization of Victim Assistance (COVA) Annual Conference, Keystone, CO  Surviving Trial and Tragedy
Summer 2018; Summer 2016: University of Denver, Strum College of Law, Prosecution Externship
February 2018: Arvada Police Department In-Service  Discovery
July 2016: CDAC Major Crime Course  Non-Scene Investigation
July 2015: CDAC Major Crime Course  Non-Scene Investigation, and Closing Arguments
January 2015: 2015 SEARCH Winter Membership Group Meeting, Austin, TX  Statistical Impacts of Legalized Marijuana in Colorado
September 2014: Colorado Drug Investigators Association Annual Training  Colorado, The State of Marijuana
August 2014: World Congress of Criminology, Monterrey, MX  Foreign Prosecution and the Collaboration Between the Federal, State, and Local Prosecutors
August 2014: National Methamphetamine Pharmaceutical Initiative (NMPI) National Strategy and Training Conference, Reno, NV  Colorado Drug Trafficking Trends
May 2014: Association of State Uniform Crime Reporting Programs (ASUCRP) Conference, Kansas City, MO  Impact of Legalized Marijuana in Colorado
April 2014: Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, OK  Impact of Legalized Marijuana in Colorado
September 2013: Annual CDAC Training  Witness Protection, and Wiretaps
September 2012: Colorado Drug Investigators Association Annual Training  Interdiction
November 2011: CDAC Training  Medical Marijuana
September 2011: Annual CDAC Training  Medical Marijuana
February 2011, July 2011: Colorado Police Canine Association  Interdiction
September 2009: Annual CDAC Training  Medical Marijuana Panel
May 2010  May 2011: Ending Violence Against Women Project, Instructor
May 1999  May 2011: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Academy, Instructor

Reported Cases
People v. Devon Howard 18CR1372, People v. Caleb Vigil 18CR1373, People v. Alicia Valdez 18CR1374 (2018)
People v. Leonard Martinez 15CR695 (2016)
People v. Travis Cook 15CR711 (2015)
People v. Ralph Candelario 14CR106 (2014)
People v. Frederick Mueller 12CR1 (2012)
People v. Tyrone Martinez 10CR53 (2010)

Bar Admissions & Membership
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Trial Lawyers
Applewood Business Association
The National Trial Lawyers Association  Top 100 (2021  Present)