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Representing Creditor's Rights and Debtors in Bankruptcy Litigation


Attorney Bios


Benjamin R. Skeen

Benjamin R. Skeen represents debtors, creditors, and chapter 7 trustees in bankruptcy litigation matters. He was born in Denver, Colorado, and earned his B.A. in English Literature from Sewanee: The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, where he was also a member of the University Choir. After working as a ski lift operator and tour guide at a silver mine in the Colorado mountains, Mr. Skeen enrolled at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. While at DU, he was an Articles Editor for the University of Denver Water Law Review, and earned Academic Achievement awards in Criminal Law and Water Law. He worked as an intern at the Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s office in Georgetown, Colorado, where he won his first trial. Mr. Skeen opened the Denver office of Skeen & Skeen in 2008.

Mr. Skeen is an active member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Business and Solo and Small Firm subsections, as well as the American Bankruptcy Institute. He regularly represents debtors through the Faculty of Federal Advocate’s Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program. Through this work, he has developed a special interest in defending debtors when aggressive creditors seek to have the debts owed to them excepted from discharge. The Faculty awarded him with the 2019 Donald E. Cordova Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his work for the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program.

When not practicing law, Mr. Skeen enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, yoga, working in his vegetable and flower gardens, and singing in the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church choir, one of the region’s premier church choirs.


Matthew D. Skeen Jr.

Matthew D. Skeen Jr. was born in Boulder, Colorado and grew up in Littleton where he attended Heritage High School. While there, he participated in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and lived for a year in Santiago, Chile, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. After graduating from Heritage in 1997, he went on to earn a B.A. in Spanish and a B.S. in Journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder and graduated Cum Laude. Upon graduation from CU, Matt moved to Europe where he taught English as a second language and became fluent in German. He returned to the U.S. and continued teaching in Denver, Boston, and New York City.

In 2010, Matt returned to the University of Colorado and earned his J.D. During law school he worked as a summer associate for his father’s bankruptcy firm, interned for Judge Tymothy Timkovich on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and served as president of the Federalist Society. He graduated from CU Law in 2013 and clerked for Judge Dennis A. Graham on the Colorado Court of Appeals. In 2014 he became a shareholder at Skeen & Skeen, P.C. and currently works with his brother in the Capital Hill office in Denver. He is admitted to practice in Colorado and is active in the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Faculty of Federal Advocates, and the Federalist Society.

Matt excels at litigation, especially in bankruptcy court, and knows his way around the bankruptcy code. He has been very successful in recovering large amounts of money for creditor clients and bankruptcy trustees, and in discharging vast amounts of debt for his debtor clients. He prides himself on maintaining excellent relationships with clients through his responsiveness, efficiency, and attention to detail.

Matt married his wife, Goun, in 2009 and they have three children, Moses, Joseph, and Matthew III. He is a very devoted father and spends his free time cooking for his family, doing yard work, and spending time in the mountains with his sons. The family attends weekly services at Calvary Episcopal Church in Golden.


Cordoba Award

Skeen & Skeen, P.C. was honored to receive the 2019 Donald E. Cordova Distinguished Service Award from the Faculty of Federal Advocates in recognition of our work for the Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program. The award was presented by Chief Judge Michael Romero (pictured) at ABI's Rocky Mountain Bankruptcy Conference in Denver on January 24, 2020. The Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Pro Bono Program provides pro bono legal services to qualified, indigent debtor/defendants in adversary proceedings brought exclusively under 11 U.S.C. §§ 523 and 727 of the Bankruptcy Code.