I have always focused my law career on exclusively Criminal Law. For many years -during and after college - I worked as a paralegal for Legal Aid (poverty law firms) in Oregon, all over Massachusetts and Illinois as both a college student and later as a VISTA volunteer between college and law school.
In law school I interned at the Federal Prosecutor's office in Eugene, Oregon - and later as a third year DA at the Lane County District Attorney's office. Later - after law school - I worked as a law clerk directly for a famous criminal law judge in Denver Colorado followed closely thereafter by a lengthy and well known career as a Senior Career District Attorney for the Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert County District Attorney (the Colorado 18th Judicial District) for almost 13 years.
In 1999 - I opened my Denver Tech Center law firm and have successfully defended thousands of clients over the past 16 plus years. I use all of that experience every day of my life to benefit my clients both tactically and strategically in defending their cases.
During the last 30 years - I have gained a tremendous amount of courtroom and real life experience in the trenches.- before juries, and tough judges ... not behind a desk. Many of my cases have been high profile and I have been a guest commentator on several national cable networks, I am frequently quoted in national and Colorado newspapers and I publish my own Colorado Criminal Law Blog to stay on top of Colorado and national criminal law issues.
My Blog - www.Colorado-Criminal-Lawyer-Online.com
I have been a teacher at two police academies and guest instruct at both law enforcement and criminal defense seminars on a regular basis.
Most of all - I am the proud father of two fantastic children - one in law school - the other a senior in college. They, and my wonderful wife, are my life and ultimately what really matters at the end of the day.
When I find time to feed my hobbies, I love to read, sail on my sailboat, kayak, work out five days a week, ski and, yes, I am a computer nerd ( at 6 foot 1 inch and 260 pounds) ... of sorts.
I love what I do -- and greatly enjoy the analysis of tough Colorado Criminal cases.- and I am good at it. Please feel free to contact me to discuss your case. HMS
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I have had the pleasure of knowing H. Michael over the past twenty four years both as opposing counsel when he worked as an Arap Co DA for many years and also a fellow lawyer in the community. H. Michael is One of the smartest, tenacious, and hard working attorneys in Our community. He will fight for his clients and I highly recommend him
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Cum Laude in Legal Studies - Honors Studies||University of Massachusetts||1982|
|Senior Career Deputy District Attorney||Arapahoe Douglas County District Attorney's Office||1984 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Colorado Arapahoe Community Corrections Board||Member||2003 - 2008|
|University of Oregon School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor (JD)||1982|
|University of Massachusetts, Amherst||Honors: Legal Studies||Bachlors Degree||1978|