Attorney Matthew B. Drexler is experienced, and passionate about helping good people through difficult times.
While Matt continues to own and manage a successful litigation practice, he also serves as an Attorney-Mediator, Arbitrator and Facilitator. The landscape between litigation practice and mediated problem solving is familiar to Matt and has been well-traveled throughout his accomplished legal career.
At Peak Mediation, LLC, Matt serves the critical role as our Lead Facilitator and assists couples and parties in achieving joint resolutions of complex or disputed issues. Even in those rare cases that have not resulted in full mediated agreements, parties have chosen Matt to continue serving as an Arbiter or Decision-Maker where he is able to resolve the remaining disputes by applying (fairly!) Colorado Law to the unique factual circumstances of each matter.
Matt is also recognized as a court-approved Mediator and Arbiter in domestic relations matters and civil disputes ranging from highly contentious divorces to money disputes caused by simple misunderstandings.
Matt prides himself on framing even the most complicated legal dispute in a manner that allows all parties to understand, meaning the parties can dedicate more time on resolving their issues instead of being scared by the legal process.
Matt began his career as a litigation attorney at a law firm in Downtown Denver, Colorado. In that role, he handled a wide range of civil litigation cases including catastrophic accidents and personal injury matters as well as criminal, probate, and domestic relations cases. Matt then joined a small law firm in Colorado Springs that was developing a family law practice. After cultivating that practice and recognizing the shortcomings of a business-focused law practice, Matt founded Drexler Law in Colorado Springs with his wife, Teresa, and they intentionally dedicated the practice to family law matters.
Recognizing a need for dedicated mediation, arbitration, and facilitation services, Matt founded Peak Mediation to better serve clients who want to avoid litigation and resolve divorce and family matters in a simpler and more affordable manner. The solution-oriented focus quickly gained the attention of other practice areas. Whether family law, civil or money, or even protection order disputes arise, Matt has an uncanny ability to help parties through the most difficult of situations. Matt continues his steadfast approach to legal research and takes pride on being current on the law applicable to a particular case.
Matt’s practice has been recognized by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, naming him among their Top 10 for several years running. Matt continues to achieve annual Client Choice awards for client advocacy and legal representation. Matt’s law firm has received independent recognition from peers and credentialing organizations as a leading family law firm. Matt is proud of Peak Mediation’s success but is quick to point out that its success stems from an unwavering dedication and genuine focus on people as individuals with unique issues and perspectives.
Before his legal career, Matt worked as a Program Administrator for several National Science Foundation Research Programs in the Chemical Engineering Department and the School of the Environment at the University of South Carolina.
Matt pursued his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he graduated with Distinction and studied Juror Judgment and Decision Making for the Center for Judgment and Policy.
He enrolled in law school at Western New England University School of Law in Massachusetts. While in law school, he earned a position on the Law Review, contributed as an Editor of the Law Review’s symposium, achieved formal publication as a legal author, excelled as a faculty research assistant, and represented clients as a student attorney in the law school’s consumer protection clinic. Matt completed his formal legal education graduating with his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) with Latin Honors, cum laude.
Matt’s roots are firmly planted in Colorado. As a graduate of Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, Matt continues to enjoy the local feel of Colorado Springs and serving the community that allowed him to achieve success in his dynamic legal career. Matt will tell you that it was likely his high school civics class that launched his interest in the legal field.
Perhaps family law was a natural practice area for Matt. As one of nine (yep, 9!) siblings from a divorced home, Matt is familiar with and sensitive to the various impacts and challenges facing those families involved in domestic relations cases.
Matt and his family are camping and glamping (modified RV) enthusiasts who explore on and off-road destinations. Matt volunteers as a coach with the National Flag Football League (NFFL) and is proud of his team's successes on the field and the young players' personal growth off the field. As a coach and attorney, Matt has only had to be asked to leave the field on one occasion over the years!
- State of Colorado
- Supreme Court of Colorado
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
- U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
- Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
- J.D., Latin Honors, cum laude
- University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
- Bachelors Degree
- Honors: With Distinction
- Honors: Juror Judgment and Decision Making for the Center for Judgment and Policy
- Mediation Theory and Practice (40-hour course, practicum): “Collaborative Conflict Management for Mediators and Conflict Managers”
Published Works & Pertinent Presentations
- Presenter, Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court, “Fake Law: TV Shows Impact on the Perception of Legal Practice” 2019
- Moderator, El Paso County Bar Association, “Colorado’s New Data Privacy Law: What Attorneys Need to Know”, 2018
- Presenter, Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court, “Snowden: Saint or Sinner”, 2017
- Presenter, Lawyers Public Information Foundation, “The Modern Lawyer: How Technology is Changing the Practice of Law and How to Keep Up”, 2015
- Presenter, Karsh Family Law Institute, “Technology in the Modern Legal Practice”, 2014
- Author, "Privacy in Medical Research: A Botched Experiment", 29 W. New Eng. L. Rev. 535 (Symposium on Health Law), 2007
Professional Associations & Memberships
- Colorado Bar Association
- El Paso County Bar Association
- El Paso County Bar – Family Section
- American Bar Association
- Ben Wendelken Inn of Court
- Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- Top 10 Attorneys, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- AV Preeminent, Client Review Rated (5.0/5.0), Martindale-Hubbell (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
- Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 100% Recommended (2019)