Matthew Alexander Kilby

Littleton, Colorado

Matthew Kilby immigrated to the United States from England as a child and grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon. While in Oregon, he studied anthropology at Portland State University and spent much of his time exploring the great Beaver State. After graduating from university, Matthew spent time in various positions as an archaeologist, a plush stuffed animal salesman, and a courier.

Matthew obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver. While attending law school, he advocated for a number of indigenous causes. While in the environmental law clinic, he represented several Navajo environmental organizations in litigation involving the Navajo Generating Station, as well as the Black Mesa and Kayenta coal mines on the Navajo Nation. He also prepared wills for members of various tribes as part of the University of Denver's Tribal Wills Project.

After law school, Matthew worked at DNA-People's Legal Services in Farmington, New Mexico, where he represented clients in civil and family law matters in state and tribal court. After spending a year working in legal services, Matthew took his family law experience back to the Denver area to work for Jolein A. Harro, P.C.

In his spare time, Matthew enjoys venturing into the Rocky Mountains, playing with his large dogs, and watching scary movies. He is also an avid supporter of both Arsenal F.C. and the Portland Trail Blazers.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Tribal Law
  • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado
  • Navajo Nation
  • New Mexico


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Water Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
    • B.A.
    • Major: Anthropology

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Colorado Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc., Attorney
  • University of Denver Environmental Law Clinic, Student Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • University of Denver Tribal Wills Project, Attorney Volunteer


  • English