Case Results

Achieving optimal results in Civil Rights, Personal Injury, and Criminal cases

The very DNA of my law practice consists of commitment, integrity, creativity, and tenacity, fostering a culture of success and producing outstanding results.

Matthew Scott Martin Pueblo Attorney Case Results

Achieving optimal results in Criminal, Injury and Civil Rights cases is the reason behind the tenacity, commitment and integrity I put behind each case.

The following case results and rulings in my clients’ favor speak for themselves. 

Civil Rights Case Results

Representation – Racial Discrimination Claim

I successfully represented four employees of a municipal transit system in a racial discrimination claim against the company that managed the system.

Prosecution – DOC Excessive Force Claim

Successfully prosecuted a claim against a southern Colorado county undersheriff for excessive force when he falsely arrested my client and threw him into a jail cell where he was beaten by several Department of Corrections inmates with whom the undersheriff had made a prior arrangement for the beating.

The arrest and beating were the result of the undersheriff’s grudge against the client.

Representation – Against Garfield County Sheriff and Health Care Provider 

Took on the Garfield County Sheriff and the jail’s contracted health care provider in a suit alleging deliberate indifference to the serious medical needs of my client.

Policy Change – Excessive Force Case Against Pueblo Police Department

In one excessive force case, the Pueblo Police Dept. agreed to change its policy regarding confidential internal affairs files.

The Dept. agreed that it would change its policy to be consistent with the prevailing law requiring that law enforcement inform.

Personal Injury Case Results

Multi-Million Dollar Verdict – Medical Malpractice Jury Trial

Obtained, with co-counsel, a multi-million dollar verdict in a Pueblo medical malpractice jury trial.

$750,000 Verdict – Wrongful Death Trial

A jury returned a $750,000 verdict in favor of my clients, six year old twins, in a wrongful death trial in San Luis, Colorado.

$600,000 Verdict – Car Crash Injury Jury Trial Against CDOT

In a case against an employee of the Colorado Department of Transportation, a jury returned a $600,000 verdict in favor of my client (later reduced by the judge to $150,000, consistent with mandatory governmental immunity caps). In this case, the client’s car crashed into the rear of a snow plow on an icy southeastern Colorado highway.

$150,000 Verdict – Trip-and-Fall Jury Trial Against Major Retailer Employer

A Pueblo jury returned a verdict of $150,000 in favor of my client in a trip-and-fall case against a major Pueblo retailer and employer.

$100,000 Settlement – Against Major Automobile Insurance Company

I successfully sued an insurance agent for a major automobile insurance company for falsifying my client’s signature rejecting underinsured motorist coverage for my client.

Result: $100,000 settlement for my client.

$50,000 Trial Judgement – Against Major Automobile Insurance Company

I successfully sued a major automobile insurance company for breach of contract for denying my client underinsured motorist benefits.

Result: $50,000 judgment after trial against the company and for my client.

Ruled in Defense Favor – Pueblo Chiropractor Judge Trial

I successfully defended a Pueblo chiropractor against powerful high priced insurance company attorneys in a breach of contract case that lasted over three years.

The chiropractor’s patient had sued the insurance company for not paying the chiropractor for his treatment of her.

The insurance company cross-claimed against my client, asserting that he over-treated his patient.

The trial judge ruled in our favor that the insurance company’s managed care contract was vague and confusing and that my client’s care of his patient was both reasonable and necessary.

Criminal Case Results

Not Guilty Verdict – Sexual Assault

A Fremont County District Court returned a not guilty verdict on all counts of sexual assault on a child after a five-day trial, saving my client from a possible life sentence to the Department of Corrections. 

Case Dismissed – Felony Drug Case

In a felony drug case where my client was facing a mandatory prison sentence if convicted, I obtained an order from a Pueblo District Court judge agreeing with me that the arresting officer violated my client’s fourth amendment right to be free from an unreasonable search and seizure. The judge threw out all evidence against my client and dismissed the case.

Not-Guilty – 18 Felony Counts

In the case of the People v. Jim Bishop, a Custer County jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all 18 counts, including fifteen felony charges. Jim Bishop is famously known as “The Castle Builder” for his lifelong project, Bishop’s Castle, outside of Rye, Colorado.

Not-Guilty – Sexual Assault

A Pueblo jury found my client not guilty of sexual assault. What made this case unusual was that DNA linked our client to the sex act.

Not-Guilty – DUI Jury Trial

A Chaffee County jury returning a verdict of not guilty on all counts in a DUI case. What made this case unique is that I was this client’s fourth attorney and the only one willing to go to trial.

Case Dismissed – Child Abuse

I successfully defended a substitute teacher accused in Pueblo County Court of child abuse for allegedly assaulting a student. I filed a motion to dismiss on the grounds that my client had immunity under Colorado law from prosecution and that he used reasonable and appropriate force.

After an extensive evidentiary hearing, including extensive testimony from school district personnel, the court granted the motion and dismissed the case.

Not-Guilty – Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act – All Counts

I successfully defended a Fremont County bar owner when a jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all counts. My client was charged with a violation of the Colorado Indoor Clean Air Act for allegedly permitting a customer to smoke in her bar.

Lifetime Supervision Terminated – Sexual Offender

I successfully petitioned the Pueblo District Court to terminate lifetime supervision of a sex offender client.

Not Guilty – Domestic Violence

A Fremont County jury finding our client not guilty on all counts in a domestic violence case.

Not Guilty – Child Abuse Resulting in Injury – Jury Trial

A Pueblo jury returned a verdict of not guilty where my client, a licensed day-care provider, was charged with one count of Child Abuse Resulting in Injury, with the alleged victim being one of her day-care children.

Not Guilty – First Degree Murder

A Pueblo jury found my client not guilty of first degree murder, and guilty of a lesser included count of second degree murder, thereby avoiding a mandatory life sentence (without parole).

Case Dismissed – Sexual Assault

A Pueblo District Court judge found that there was no probable cause to believe my client had committed sexual assault on a child (mandatory lifetime supervision if convicted), and dismissed the case against him.

Client Success Stories

These testimonials or past results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.