J. Matt Thornton

Denver, Colorado, US

Problem solver. Lawyer. Future CEO.
J. Matt's Skills
General Business Litigation
Federal Court Litigation
Defense Litigation
Contract Litigation
Complex Litigation
Civil Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation Technology
Appellate Litigation
Business Litigation
Legal Issues
Legal Discovery
Legal Hold
Legal Consulting
Legal Agreements
Legal Advice
Legal Advisory
Business Development

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About J. Matt

I am a lawyer in the Denver office of a top-tier national law firm. My practice is general commercial litigation, which allows me to become a subject matter expert on wide array of legal topics every time a new client requests my advice and counsel - including product liability, IoT, cyber-security, free speech, consumer finance, and more.

Prior to law school, I earned a master's degree in economics. Although my focus was econometrics, I took a special interest in behavioral economics, from the writings of Tversky and Kahneman. I am an avid reader of literature in this area, and believe it plays an important role in business.

What am I looking for? To connect with innovators in Denver. Let's grab coffee and have a heated debate about something you find interesting.


“Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.” - Kahneman

Work Experience

Associate - Litigation

Ballard Spahr LLP

September 2015 - Today


Virginia Commonwealth University

B.S. (Economics)

2007 - 2010

Virginia Commonwealth University

M.A. (Economics)

2010 - 2012

University of Denver


2012 - 2015