Matthew J. Hegarty

Matthew J. Hegarty: Attorney with Hall & Evans, LLC
  • Special Counsel at Hall & Evans, LLC
  • 1001 Seventeenth Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202
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Mr. Hegarty joined the firm in 2012 and was promoted to Special Counsel effective July 2017. Mr. Hegarty’s practice concentrates on trial and appellate litigation, chiefly the defense of matters implicating public entities and their employees under 42 U.S.C. 1983 and the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, of a wide variety of employment discrimination claims, and of ERISA and long-term disability claims, along with defense representation in recreational use law, premises liability matters, construction defect matters, land use matters, and other civil claims. Mr. Hegarty’s clients include a wide variety of municipalities and public officials, small- to medium-sized businesses, and nonprofits throughout Colorado and other Rocky Mountain states. Mr. Hegarty also provides pro bono immigration representation to undocumented women and their families via referrals from Denver’s Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic.

Blog Posts

•Hall & Evans Attorneys Present at Colorado River Outfitter Association’s Annual Convention
•23 Selected for 2018 Colorado Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
•Supreme Court Stops Clock on Statute of Limitations for Some State Law Claims
•Six Named Special Counsel
•H&E Attorneys Speaking February 7-8 at Colorado River Outfitters Association Convention
•Predatory Lending Practices Targeting Plaintiffs Dealt A Blow
•Lessons for Lawyers New to Civil Appellate Practice in Colorado Courts

Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars

•Author, “The Law of Life Insurance: Key Issues in Each State,” DRI Defense Library Series, pp. 47-60, Robert B. Delano ed., 1st ed., 2017
•Co-Author, “Lessons for Lawyers New to Civil Appellate Practice in Colorado Courts,” The Colorado Lawyer, December 2014
•Contributing author, “Probate Bond Manual Second Edition,” American Bar Association

Business & Community Service

•Volunteer, Street Law - teaching at-risk and incarcerated youth about legal issues.
•Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic - assisting victims of domestic violence with various legal issues.

Career Distinctions & Honors

Colorado Super Lawyers , “Rising Star,” Employment & Labor, 2018
•Managing Editor, Liberty University School of Law, Law Review
•Finalist, Moot Court ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
•Recipient, Founders Scholarship

Professional Experience

•Senior Appellate Law Clerk, Colorado Court of Appeals, Honorable David Furman
•Summer Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Appellate
  • Coverage
  • Employment
  • Life, Accident, Health & Disability Insurance
  • Public Entity

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303-628-3418  Phone
University Attended:
Liberty University, B.A., Communication, summa cum laude, 2007
Law School Attended:
Liberty University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2010
Year of First Admission:
2010, Colorado; U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


•Colorado Bar Association
•1st Judicial District Bar Association
•Faculty of Federal Advocates
•Defense Research Institute

Reported Cases:
Appeals: Lincoln v. Maketa, 880 F.3d 533 (10th Cir. 2018); Cvancara v. Reams, 676 F. App'x 774 (10th Cir. 2017); Sherman v. Klenke, 653 F. App'x 580 (10th Cir. 2016); Felkins v. City of Lakewood, 774 F.3d 647 (10th Cir. 2014); Lovern v. Dorscheid, 576 F. App'x 869 (10th Cir. 2014)
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