Spotlight on Matthew A. Court
10 Sep 2018
Matthew A. Court, a passionate father, husband, attorney and baseball fan, serves as general counsel to fire protection districts around the State of Colorado, assisting them with a wide variety of legal issues, including employment law matters, contract review and drafting, Board governance, real estate matters, and much more. He also represents individuals, businesses and charter schools in employment law matters, and litigates both commercial and private disputes.
Why did you become a lawyer?
I don’t want to give a stock answer, but it’s true. I became a lawyer because I wanted to help people. I wanted to work with like-minded people who are similarly devoted to what they do and want to effect change.
What is the most positive experience you’ve had as a lawyer?
I’ve had a number of great experiences, and the most positive ones are those where I am directly interacting with clients or other people who are eager to improve their business or organization. I really enjoy presenting on a variety of legal topics because I get to provide the audience with information that they can begin using immediately, and I am able to address a wide range of specific questions that I know the audience is interested in. When working with special districts, assisting Boards of Directors navigate complex legal issues is always a rewarding experience.
What do you like about your practice area?
I really get a charge out of working with special districts because I get to work with dedicated people who care about and love their jobs and communities. Because of the organizational structure of a special district, I see a lot of variety in the legal work that crosses my desk. I have the privilege of working on matters involving employment law, contracts, real estate, elections, and more!
What’s your favorite quote?
My favorite quote is from Theodore Roosevelt, “Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.”
If you weren’t a lawyer, what would you be?
I’d have to say, if I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be a teacher or a school administrator.