Matthew T. Kirsch
Acting U.S. Attorney, District of Colorado
Matthew T. Kirsch is the Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado. Matt is a career prosecutor who became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1999. He has prosecuted hundreds of cases charging a variety of federal crimes. Before becoming the Acting U.S. Attorney, Matt held multiple leadership positions in the office, including First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division Chief, and Economic Crimes Section Chief. He also served as a member of the Department’s nationwide Criminal Chiefs’ Working Group. He has been heavily involved in the U.S. Attorney’s office’s local community outreach efforts.
Matt is committed to legal ethics and ensuring high standards of professionalism. Within the office, he has served as a Professional Responsibility Officer, Criminal Discovery Coordinator, and Giglio Officer. Outside of the office, he has been a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Ethics Committee since 2006, and he chaired that Committee in 2019-2020. He has presented multiple CLE programs on legal ethics issues and has taught courses at the Department’s National Advocacy Center on topics including criminal trial advocacy, evidence, and professional responsibility.
Matt received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his law degree from Duke University. Before becoming an Assistant U.S. Attorney, he clerked for the Honorable N.C. Tilley, Jr. in the Middle District of North Carolina and then worked briefly at an international law firm’s Denver office. When he is not in the office, he is usually enjoying Colorado’s mountains and rivers with his family and friends.