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My trial practice focuses on two areas: 1) representing plaintiffs in professional negligence lawsuits against their former lawyers or law firms and 2)  commercial and business tort litigation.  I also represent clients in larger probate litigation matters.  Our legal malpractice cases typically involve underlying business or real estate transactions, but also involve claims arising from breach of fiduciary duty, self-dealing, tax advice, estate planning, land use, mishandling of lawsuits, and many other legal matters. Our business litigation often involves claims arising from contract, corporate control, and real estate disputes, and claims arising from breaches of fiduciary duty and other misconduct by company insiders.  My trial team also handles select whistleblower, insurance bad faith, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death cases.

I am honored to be selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Legal Malpractice Law-Plaintiff, for which I was selected as the 2015 Lawyer of the Year.  In 2006, I was designated as a Colorado Super Lawyer, and I have been honored to receive this designation each year since. In 2014, I was invited to join the American Board of Trial Advocates.

I  am the Immediate-Past President of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, a 1,200 member organization for plaintiff and consumer lawyers in Colorado, where I work on legislation and other issues of interest to Colorado consumers.


I am the managing editor of "Lawyers Professional Liability in Colorado, 2015 Ed. (CLE in Colorado, Inc., Michael T. Mihm ed.), a 2-volume 52 chapter book on legal malpractice and lawyers' professional ethics.

I am married to Nanette Mihm; we have two adult children, Stefanie Mihm Albrecht and Nicholas Mihm, and we have one newborn grandchild.  We make our home in Roxborough, Colorado.


Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 50%
    31 years
  2. Litigation: 50%
    33 years


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  • Anna Natividad Martinez

    Michael is a top lawyer in the field of professional responsibility, and litigates legal malpractice cases frequently throughout the country. He has served as an expert in the field, and has authored a number of treatises, articles, and guides on the subject. Quality through-and-through.


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Contact info

Ogborn Mihm, LLP

1700 Broadway, Suite 1900
Denver, CO, 80290


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Professional Liability - PlaintiffColorado Super Lawyers2014
Legal Malpractice - PlaintiffBest Lawyers in America2014
Tier 1 Law Firm - Legal Malpractice - PlaintiffU.S. News & World Report2014
Colorado Super LawyerColorado Super Lawyers2013
Legal Malpractice Law - PlaintiffBest Lawyers in America2013
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2012
Legal Malpractice Law - PlaintiffBest Lawyers in America2012
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2011
Regional Tier 1 Firm for Legal Malpractice Law - PlaintiffUS News & World Report2011
Legal Malpractice Law - PlaintiffBest Lawyers in America2011
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2010
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2009
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2008
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2007
Colorado Super Lawyer5280 Magazine2006
AV 5.0/5.0 ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner and Co-FounderOgborn Mihm, LLP2012 - Present
Founding PartnerStarrs Mihm LLP2003 - 2012
ShareholderKennedy & Christopher, P.C., also known as Kennedy Childs, P.C.1989 - 2003
AssociateCooper & Kelley, P.C.1985 - 1988
AssociateFrandzel & Share, L.C., Beverly Hills, California1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2014 - Present
CLE in Colorado, Inc.President, Board of Directors2013 - 2014
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2013 - 2014
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President2012 - 2013
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationSecretary2011 - 2012
International Society of Primerus Law FirmsMember2010 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationTreasurer2010 - 2011
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee2009 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
CLE in Colorado, Inc. (publishing and continuing education arm of the Colorado Bar Association and Denver Bar Association)Board of Directors2008 - 2014
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Business Torts Litigation CommitteeMember2005 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Association for Justice, Business Torts Litigation CommitteeMember2003 - Present
American Bar Association, Professional Liability Litigation CommitteeMember2003 - Present
American Association for Justice, Professional Liability Litigation CommitteeMember2001 - Present
Colorado Bar Association, Lawyers' Professional Liability CommitteeChair1997 - 1999
Colorado Bar Association, Lawyers Professional Liability CommitteeMember,1990 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, 2nd Ed. - CBA/CLE in Colorado, Inc.Managing Editor, Annual Updates2011
The Lawyer's Log Book, Vol. 1, No. 4 Oct-Nov 2011, at 32Avoiding Legal Malpractice in Interstate Trucking Cases2011
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, 2nd EditionManaging Editor, Annual Updates2010
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, 2nd Ed. - CBA/CLE in Colorado, Inc.Managing Editor, Annual Updates2009
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, 2nd Ed. - CBA/CLE in Colorado, Inc.Managing Editor, Annual Updates2008
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, 2nd Ed. - CBA/CLE in Colorado, Inc.Managing Editor, Annual Updates2007
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, 2nd Ed. - CBA/CLE in Colorado, Inc.Liability to Third Parties," Chapter 302005
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, 2nd Ed. - CBA/CLE in Colorado, Inc.Damages For Injuries or Losses Caused by Legal Malpractice," Chapter 312005
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, 2nd Ed.- CBA/CLE in Colorado, Inc.Defenses to Legal Malpractice Claims," Chapter 322005
Finding Insurance for Your Personal Injury Claim (Colorado Trial Lawyers Association)Finding Insurance for Your Professional Negligence Claim2005
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, 2nd Ed.- CLE in Colorado, Inc.Common Law Legal Malpractice Claims by Clients2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Walla Walla CollegeReligionBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Live and video web presentationMalpractice Prevention: Lawyers' Duties to Prospective Clients and Non-Clients2012
WebinarMalpractice Prevention for Boutique Law Firms2011
2011 Legal Malpractice Prevention SeminarsLegal Malpractice from a Plaintiff's Perspective2011
2011 Blockbuster Auto Seminar, Denver, ColoradoTen Things You Don't Want Me to Find in Your Files2011
2011 APITLA Super SummitHow to Avoid Legal Malpractice in Interstate Trucking Cases2011
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Annual ConventionBeating Goliath: How CTLA’s Davids Took on One of the World’s Largest Corporations and Won2010
ABA Section of Litigation and ABA Center for Continuing EducationHardball Tactics and Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Maintaining Civility in Litigation (telephone and webcast seminar)2010
Utah State Bar Fall Forum"Conflicts of Interest" and "Top 10 Ways to Get Sued or Grieved in the Small Law Office"2008
2007 Preventing Legal Malpractice SeminarsCommon Law and Statutory Legal Malpractice Claims2007
2006 Preventing Legal Malpractice SeminarsProgram Chair and Moderator, Preventing Legal Malpractice2006