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     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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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 100%
    42 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sara Michelle Cates

    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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    Sara Cates Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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Contact info

5299 Dtc Blvd #S-260
Greenwood Village, CO, 80111

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive197401/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV preeminent lawyerMartindale-Hubbell2010
Top Colorado Super awyer5280 Magazine2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
partnerGorsuch, Kirgis, Campbell, Walker and Grover1974 - 1990
public information for ThunderbirdsU.S. Air Force1968 - 1972
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Douglas-Elbert Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A1975 - 1991
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A1975 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A1974 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationN/A1974 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
litigation experienceN/A
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Iowa College of LawN/AJuris Doctor, with high distinction1974
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Inter-disciplinary conferenceMediation with attorneys and non-attorneys2006