Meet the Staff
Jennifer E. Longtin
A Passionate Defender
Jennifer Longtin is an attorney who is passionate about seeking justice for all people. She is a former Public Defender with experience in trial, negotiation, and appellate work. Jennifer has tried cases ranging from simple traffic offenses and DUIs to murder and complex sex offenses. Jennifer is dedicated to serving the mentally ill who are involved in the criminal justice system; she litigates issues of competency, sanity, and uses a client's situation and history to find treatment alternatives to incarceration. Jennifer has also worked with veterans, those suffering from PTSD and TBI, victims of domestic violence, and the developmentally delayed to make sure that the prosecution understands how their unique life experiences play into their current situation and needs.
An Appellate Advocate You Can Trust
Jennifer has argued and briefed cases in front of the Colorado Supreme Court, as well as the Colorado Court of Appeals. She has appealed felony and misdemeanor convictions, and litigated post-conviction proceedings including motions for sentence reconsideration and petitions regarding ineffective assistance of counsel. Jennifer believes that trial is only the beginning of the fight for her client's liberty.
Robert Houton is a long-time resident of Colorado. He attended law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, graduating in 2011. While in law school, Mr. Houton developed a passion for working with the indigent, since this population is often overlooked and lacks the quality representation that they deserve in the court system. Upon graduation, Mr. Houton worked with the Colorado State Public Defender in Pueblo and Denver. In his time there, Mr. Houton defended hundreds of clients on charges ranging from petty offenses to serious felonies. Mr. Houton took dozens of cases to jury trial while with the Public Defender's Office.
In 2016, Mr. Houton left the Colorado State Public Defender and started a solo law practice where he continued to help protect people. Now with JLongtin Law, he continues helping people who have less access to the legal system and gives them the representation that they need and deserve.
Amelia is proud to stand next to each of her clients and is dedicated to finding the best possible outcome for their particular case. The criminal justice system is often a complicated and confusing process. Amelia understands that a client often needs an understanding guide as well as a strong advocate, and Amelia is both.
Amelia is from Colorado and worked as a paralegal in Denver for several years before beginning DU Law School. In law school, Amelia found her passion advocating on behalf of accused persons. She spent two years in the Criminal Defense Clinic, learning to strategically litigate through hands-on experience with real clients. Amelia also shared her passion with other students, working as an Academic Achievement Student Leader in Criminal Law. Upon graduation from law school in 2015, Amelia received the award for Outstanding Criminal Defense Clinic Student that year.
After graduation, Amelia started at the Arapahoe trial office of the Colorado State Public Defender. During her three years as a Deputy Public Defender, Amelia handled hundreds of cases. Practicing in both adult court and juvenile court, Amelia learned the importance of learning each client’s unique story and working to meet each client’s particular goals. Through careful negotiation, extensive mitigation, and strong litigation – including many jury trials – Amelia worked hard on behalf of her clients to reach appropriate resolutions in both misdemeanor and felony cases.
Amelia is excited to focus her criminal defense practice on cases with mental health issues. The criminal justice system is only beginning to accept that mental illness can be an important and profound part of any defense. Amelia is devoted to working with all parties in the system to craft appropriate and compassionate resolutions to these cases.
Maxwell Boltinghouse is a young attorney dedicated to zealous representation and advocacy for clients in need.
Maxwell represents clients accused of crimes at all stages of litigation. From bond and pre-trial negotiation through trial, sentencing, and post-conviction, he strives throughout his cases to achieve the best resolution and outcome for his clients. Maxwell strives to provide holistic defense tailored to each individuals needs.
Maxwell is a graduate of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, where he focused on criminal defense, individual rights, and trial advocacy. Maxwell put these skills to use while interning at the Arapahoe County Public Defender's Office. Maxwell has always been driven to represent the criminally accused suffering from mental health issues. He understands the unique challenges and needs that come with representing individuals challenged with both mental illness, and the criminal process.
Maxwell has been involved with a number of social justice and advocacy organizations promoting legal aid and assistance around Colorado; he is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Arapahoe County Bar Association, and the Denver Bar Association. Maxwell understands the anxiety, frustration, and insecurity that accompanies any legal matter. He is committed to ensuring his clients feel supported, and their interests protected, throughout the legal process.
Mattson Smith is a passionate advocate who believes in working not just for the client, but with them, to find the best outcomes at each stage of the criminal process.
Mattson was raised in a small town in South Carolina, where he learned early that our justice system cannot function without dedicated attorneys who will not only represent their clients, but passionately advocate on their behalf. This passion followed Mattson to college at Furman University where he interned with an International Human Rights Group in Brussels, Belgium, as well as at a legal non-profit in Columbia, South Carolina, dedicated to indigent rights.
Following college, Mattson moved to Colorado to pursue his Juris Doctorate at the University of Denver, where he focused his energy into criminal defense. He spent a year working in the criminal defense clinic at DU and interned with the Colorado Public Defender's Office. His time working on issues ranging from DUI to Sex Assault on a Child, reaffirmed Mattson’s earliest belief that simply representing a defendant is not enough. Criminal Defense requires a holistic approach: understanding your client’s circumstances, their goals, and their experiences, not just through the lens of a criminal trial, but as it relates to their past, present, and future. Mattson is an enthusiastic about joining the Law Firm’s team and is ready to help guide you through each stage of the criminal process.
The majority of Laurie’s professional career has been spent in the field of social science research and organizational management. As a Researcher, she conducted evaluations for programs serving women who were incarcerated and were struggling with substance abuse issues, children living in an orphanage in Tanzania, at-risk children matched with an adult mentor, and other underserved populations.
She left the field of research to pursue her interests in serving individuals experiencing homelessness. This led her to the creation of Sharing Pathways, a nonprofit organization focused on assisting women who were homeless, or at imminent risk of becoming homeless, obtain permanent housing. Due to the extreme challenges in Denver’s housing market, Sharing Pathways was closed after successfully placing several women in stable housing.
Now, Laurie combines her research and management skills, her direct service skills and her paralegal training with her passion for equality, social justice and human rights.