Matthew Fredrickson > Associate

Mr. Fredrickson is Colorado born and raised. He graduated from Lakewood High School’s International Baccalaureate program before he traveled to Boston University to complete his undergraduate degree. He graduated from Boston University in three years with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, summa cum laude.

While he was studying for his undergraduate degree, he worked at the university’s law library. As odd as it may seem, it was his time there that inspired him to study law. As he was promoted to supervisor after just a year, he got to meet and talk with the law students and decided it was the right path for him. After taking a year off to study for the LSATs, during which he worked at Starbucks, he was admitted to and started at the University of Washington’s law school.

While at law school, he got an award for legal research and writing in his first year. He also had the pleasure of writing two published pieces for the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts, the school’s practitioner-focused law journal. And, during his third year, he was on the school’s national moot court team, competing in the National Moot Court Competition sponsored by the New York City Bar Association. After he and his team won the northwest regional competition, they competed in the national championship competition in New York City.

Outside of law school, however, is where Mr. Fredrickson discovered his passion for public interest law. He spent his first year working for the Associated Counsel for the Accused, one of Seattle’s public defender organizations. In his second year, he worked for the Family Law CASA of King County, advocating for children in difficult family situations. And, during his third year, he worked for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, helping undocumented immigrants get their documents and avoid deportation and inadmissibility.

After law school and taking the bar exam in 2014, Mr. Fredrickson immediately started with the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender. He had worked for the office each summer of law school and was excited to find himself with the Golden office successfully trying criminal cases by himself weeks after passing the bar exam.

When he left trial work in early 2016, he joined The Noble Law Firm where he continued to practice predominately criminal law but, this time, primarily in criminal appeals and postconviction litigation. This opportunity allowed Mr. Fredrickson to practice in a number of courts around Colorado and Colorado’s higher courts, achieving a handful of published legal opinions and many positive outcomes for his clients. This opportunity also allowed him to work for the Office of Respondent Parents’ Counsel, to write amicus briefs for Colorado’s supreme court, and to volunteer with the Metro Volunteer Lawyer’s Power of Attorney Clinic, working with Colorado’s senior population

Now, with a deeper but ever-growing understanding of the interconnected systems of inequalities that disadvantage minority, vulnerable, and at-risk communities, Mr. Fredrickson joins the team at King & Greisen. He is excited and honored to have this opportunity to protect people’s civil liberties and rights and to defend people’s right to work in safe and supportive jobs, knowing a fair opportunity to work is integral to elevating and strengthening the Colorado communities he loves.

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