Matthew Hobbs

Mr. Hobbs is an experienced civil litigator in both state and federal courts in Colorado.  His litigation practice emphasizes civil rights, personal injury, real estate, employment, construction, contract disputes, and business litigation.  His practice focuses on matching the client’s goals with the costs of litigation, which can quickly escalate.  In order to accomplish this, Mr. Hobbs  uses non-traditional payment plans that include everything from contingency fees to fixed fees to hourly billing, or any combination of these forms of payment, but always with the client’s needs in mind.

Some examples of Mr. Hobbs’ diverse litigation experience includes both jury and bench trials in matters such as quiet title actions, complex easement disputes, breach of contract claims, grazing leases and cattle, fraud, police misconduct, election fraud, administrative hearings, consumer protection, judicial foreclosures, public trustee foreclosures, employment matters, land use and zoning, appeals, and various matters involving businesses.

His practice also specializes in estate planning, wills, probate, real estate, and business transactions, including entity formation.  Aside from numerous private clients, Mr. Hobbs also currently represents the Towns of San Luis, Moffat and Hooper, and is well versed in matters involving local governments.

Finally, he is currently accepting clients in water law matters.  He is uniquely qualified for practice in this area due to his past training and employment as a geologist working for one of the nation’s preeminent groundwater contamination environmental consultants.

Prior to forming the San Luis Valley Law Firm, Mr. Hobbs was a partner at the Monte Vista firm of Farish & Hobbs, P.C., where he focused on substantially the same practice areas as described above.  Before coming to San Luis Valley, Mr. Hobbs was a staff attorney for the University Counsel’s Office at the University of Colorado.  The majority of his practice at the University of Colorado was dedicated to employment matters including handling claims filed against the University with the U.S. EEOC and the Colorado Civil Rights Division, as well as numerous matters involving classified employees at the State Personnel Board.

Mr. Hobbs educational background includes a J.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a B.A. in Geology from Castleton State College, Vermont.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • San Luis Valley Bar Association (2010 President)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal for the 10th Circuit
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