Matt Karzen, JD

Matt Karzen is the District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District, encompassing Routt, Moffat and Grand Counties. He is a graduate of Steamboat Mountain School, class of 1984. He spent his time on the slopes as much as possible, ski racing though high school and college, and then working as a professional ski patroller at Steamboat, before going to law school. Matt has been an attorney since 1995 when he was first licensed to practice law in Colorado. Since then he has spent 17 years as a prosecutor and 8 years in private practice doing criminal defense and plaintiffs civil rights cases. He began his career in the Grand County DA’s office for two years, and then spent time in the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office in the Denver-metro area, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office in Athens, Georgia, managing his own law practice in Athens, and then returned to his first office, the 14th Judicial District Attorney, in 2014. Over the years he has been assigned to specialized units or caseloads to include the Child Sex Assault Unit in Arapahoe County, Colorado, the Gang Prosecution Unit in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, and as a supervising attorney primarily responsible for homicide prosecutions in Athens, Georgia.

Matt has been the District Attorney since July, 2019.