Matt O'BrienMatt O’Brien

After graduating from Washburn University School of Law in 2002, Matt began his legal career as a Deputy District Attorney in Lamar, Colorado. After three years as a prosecutor, handling both misdemeanor and felony cases, Matt launched his career in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability Law. Working in these fields since 2006, Matt has devoted his focus primarily to Workers’ Compensation Law and is devoted to maximizing claims for his clients. Matt is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and recipient of awards such as:

  • Litigator of the Year (2020)
  • Best of the Best Attorney’s Top 10 Workers’ Comp Attorney (2020)
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel’s 10 Best Attorneys (2019)
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 25 Workers’ Comp Trial Lawyers (2019)

…just to name a few.

Matt and Erika joined forces in 2013, opening Alverson + O’Brien, PC as a firm dedicated to personalized assistance for those in need of benefits after devastating injuries/disabilities. He has represented thousands of injured workers and is ready to fight for you. At Alverson + O’Brien, you aren’t just a statistic, you are first and foremost a human being whom we welcome the opportunity to help through our expertise of law and claims. Let us help guide you to success.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2003


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas – J.D. – May, 2002
  • University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas – B.S. – 1999, Major: Journalism

Honors and Awards

  • PWC Outstanding Claimants Attorney of the Year, 2012
  • The National Trial Lawyers-Top 40 under 40, 2012 – 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member, 2003 – Present
  • Professionals in Workers Compensation, Member, 2006 – Present
  • Workers Compensation Education Association, Member, 2006 – Present
  • Professionals in Workers Compensation, Board Member, 2011
  • Professionals in Workers Compensation, Membership Director, 2010
  • Professionals in Workers Compensation, Board Member, 2009

Past Employment Positions

  • Sawaya Law Firm, Partner, 2006 – 2013
  • District Attorney Office-15th Judicial District, Deputy District Attorney, 2003 – 2006