Megan Matthews | Attorney

Megan has primarily focused on plaintiff’s personal injury claims and disability claims with the Social Security Administration. However, she has also spent time focusing on international law and human rights, including work with a non-profit focused on maritime piracy.

In the past, she provided consulting services on the Defense Counsel’s case for the Prospero Mugiraneza case during its appeal at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Prior to that, she worked as a consultant for the Sustainable Development Strategies Group, analyzing foreign mining and resource development laws to ensure compliance with sustainable development principles.

During law school, Megan interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia for the Office of the Prosecutor and assisted a trial in convicting perpetrators of genocide. Megan graduated from the University of Colorado with honors and earned a J.D. degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Megan is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. In addition to teaching, Ms. Matthews coaches the Sturm College of Law’s prestigious Jessup International Moot Court Team that has earned top awards at both the regional and international levels of the competition. For several years, she served as the Managing Editor for a peer-reviewed legal journal for the Council for American Students in International Negotiations, Eyes on the International Criminal Court.

In her free time, Megan enjoys skiing, reading, running half marathons, culinary adventures, traveling, and spending time with her family. Megan started skiing when she was only four years old and still loves hitting the slopes on the weekends. Megan is part-owner of a restaurant has also been involved in the restaurant industry since a young age. She loves trying new restaurants or local craft breweries when possible.

Publications

  • The Volta Convention: An Effective Tool for Transboundary Water Resource Management in an Era of Impending Climate Change and Devastating Natural Disasters?, 41(2) Denv. J. Int’l L. & Pol’y (2012).
  • Clarifying the Law Relating to Unmanned Drones and the Use of Force: The Relationships Between Human Rights, Self-Defense, Armed Conflict, and International Humanitarian Law, 39 Denv. J. Int’l L. & Pol’y 661 (2011).
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado