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Attorney Bio

John C. Matthews was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and has lived in Baltimore, New York City, and Miami.  He and his wife, Jessica, and their son Wyatt, currently live in Lone Tree, Colorado.

John joined White and Steele as Of Counsel in 2020 and was promoted to Officer in 2022 and Shareholder in 2024.  Prior to that time, John was a litigation partner in the Miami office of a national law firm.  Before that, he worked in Manhattan and Miami as an associate for two national law firms.  John has represented clients in high-stakes litigation across the country involving issues such as the theft of trade secrets, breaches of commercial contracts, patent infringement, and insurance-related disputes.  He counsels schools, daycares, home health care providers, legal professionals, and real estate professionals on matters ranging from active litigations to risk mitigation.  John also regularly handles claims brought under federal and state RICO statutes and 42 U.S.C. 1983.

John is admitted to the state courts of Colorado, New York and Florida.   He is also admitted to practice in the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of Florida, the Eastern District of Florida, and the District of Colorado.  In his spare time, John enjoys spending time with his family, traveling to Baltimore for Ravens games, and working on his third legal thriller novel.

Attorney Bio

Keith R. Olivera became associated with White and Steele in January 1995 and was named a shareholder in December 2003.  He is currently one of the managing shareholders of the firm.  His practice involves insurance defense litigation, including claims/cases involving uninsured/underinsured coverage, statutory delay, bad faith, auto liability, homeowners´ liability, commercial liability disputes and ski litigation. As both lead counsel and local counsel, Keith has defended numerous class action cases involving automobile insurance coverage issues and Colorado law.

Keith provides in-house seminars to insurance carriers regarding major changes in Colorado law affecting automobile insurance carriers.

He has been involved in a number of cases defending ski areas, ski area employees and individual skiers as defendants. Keith has been a member of the volunteer ski patrol at Winter Park Resort for over 30 years and has also received a National Appointment from the National Ski Patrol. 


Attorney Bio

Matthew W. Tills was born in Buffalo, New York.

After receiving his undergraduate degree and before heading for law school, Matt lived in London, England for a year before moving to Washington D.C. where he worked for a political consulting firm. After law school, Matt clerked for the Kansas Court of Appeals (1991-1992), and then became a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri (1992-1993). He began work as an in-house attorney for ITT Hartford in Kansas City, Missouri, handling both tort and workers’ compensation cases in Kansas and Missouri (1993-1996). Matt became associated with White and Steele in April of 1996, focusing his work solely on workers’ compensation cases. He became an officer of the firm in 2001.  In 2008, he became a shareholder and is currently one of the managing shareholders of the firm. He provides training for clients and is an expert in the handling of workers’ compensation files.

Matt is a member of the Colorado Self-Insured Association and frequently lectures on workers’ compensation issues. He is Past President of the Professional in Workers’ Compensation organization. Matt also is a member of the CBA Workers’ Compensation Section and is a Past President of the Board.  He was also honored as the “Respondent Attorney of the Year” by PWC in 1996 and 2010. Colorado Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Matt as one of Colorado’s top workers’ compensation attorneys.  He has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer by Denver’s 5280 Magazine. 

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