I have been an attorney in Colorado since 1974. My field of practice was very broad until 1990. I was a partner with a large Denver commercial litigation firm and represented the Union Pacific Railroad and other corporate and individual clients in state and federal courts for 16 years.
In 1990, I started my own firm inthe Denver Tech Center and have worked exclusively in the area of Family Law. I chose this area because I enjoy the personal interaction more than representing corporate clients. I believe my litigation experience is more extensive than most family law attorneys. I have litigated over 500 cases. However, I believe the most effective resolution for the benefit of the client involves negotiated settlements, whenever possible.
I try to work "collaboratively" with other attorneys to reach resolutions that are fair and amicable to both parties, if possible.
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I recently worked with Mike on a dissolution of marriage matter. Although tensions and conflict often rise in such cases, Mike is excellent at aggressively advocating for his client while maintaining the utmost level of professionalism. Mike was also great at trying to keep the parties focused on the issues at hand rather than the conflict itself, which is of benefit to everyone in the case, especially the children.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV preeminent lawyer||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Top Colorado Super awyer||5280 Magazine||2006|
|partner||Gorsuch, Kirgis, Campbell, Walker and Grover||1974 - 1990|
|public information for Thunderbirds||U.S. Air Force||1968 - 1972|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Douglas-Elbert Bar Association||N/A||1990 - Present|
|Colorado Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1975 - 1991|
|Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||1975 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||N/A||1974 - Present|
|Denver Bar Association||N/A||1974 - 1995|
|University of Iowa College of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor, with high distinction||1974|
|Inter-disciplinary conference||Mediation with attorneys and non-attorneys||2006|