Achieving optimal results in criminal, wrongful death and medical malpractice cases.
The very DNA of our law firm consists of commitment, integrity, creativity, and tenacity, fostering a culture of success and producing outstanding results.
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 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 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 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 client’s signature rejecting underinsured motorist coverage for client.
Result: $100,000 settlement for client.
$50,000 Trial Judgement – Against Major Automobile Insurance Company
Successfully sued a major automobile insurance company for breach of contract for denying client underinsured motorist benefits.
Result: $50,000 judgment after trial against the company and for client.
Ruled in Defense Favor – Pueblo Chiropractor Judge Trial
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 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 the 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 the client from a possible life sentence to the Department of Corrections.
Case Dismissed – Felony Drug Case
In a felony drug case where the client was facing a mandatory prison sentence if convicted, An order from a Pueblo District Court judge was obtained agreeing that the arresting officer violated the client’s fourth amendment right to be free from an unreasonable search and seizure. The judge threw out all evidence against the 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 the 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 we were this client’s fourth attorney and the only ones willing to go to trial.
Case Dismissed – Child Abuse
Successfully defended a substitute teacher accused in Pueblo County Court of child abuse for allegedly assaulting a student. A motion was filed to dismiss on the grounds that our 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. The 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
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 the 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 the 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 the client had committed sexual assault on a child (mandatory lifetime supervision if convicted), and dismissed the case against him.
Other Case Results
Representation – Racial Discrimination Claim
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 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 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.
Client Success Stories
These testimonials or past results do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
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He shows great competence and skill in his client/court interactions, and does not hesitate to ensure all matters are addressed thoroughly. His ethical conduct is above reproach, and he is well regarded by his colleagues.
The case went to trial and the jury ruled not guilty on all charges. Thank you very much, Matt Martin!
I was able to get resolve and the city realized it was violating my civil rights. All this would not have been possible without Matt’s knowledge in civil rights and his expertise with the justice system.
Mr. Martin did the hard work necessary to prove that the managed care contract was vague and confusing and ultimately we prevailed in court. Many other attorneys would not have touched this case. Mr. Martin won it.
Tano E. Welch D.CA & A Chiropractic Center, LLC
Matt, you are an honest, caring and professional attorney. You have been my family attorney for over 25 years and I can’t thank you enough for your help.
“Solving Problems with Integrity, Creativity and Tenacity.”
Focused Pueblo Law Firm
Our Pueblo law firm, Martin Conti Law, narrowly focuses on criminal defense, car crashes resulting in serious injury or death and medical malpractice cases. Please be aware we do not accept cases that fall outside of these areas. For more information on the types of cases we take, please review our Practice Areas.
Martin Conti Law EXCLUDED practice areas include:
- Family law
- Wills, trusts, and probate
- Elder law
Civil litigation (except in those types of cases specifically listed in our practice areas page)
Workers compensation law
Social security law
Corporate or business law (including business formation such as setting up corporations, LLCs, and marijuana businesses)
Privacy (including HIPAA violations) and data security law
Real estate law
Legal malpractice law
Construction law, including construction defects
Employment law, including discrimination
Intellectual property law (patents, trademarks, copyright, for example)
Banking and finance
Oil and gas law
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