My professional resume is shown below. Our firm is dedicated to estate planning, trusts and estates, probate and elder law issues. We're the only law firm in Colorado with all attorneys being Certified Elder Law Attorneys by the National Elder Law Foundation. We believe in client oriented representation, and remaining a small enough law firm that the client receives personal attention, while at the same time receiving national level representation.
Michael A. Kirtland is the Managing Partner of Kirtland & Seal LLC, in Colorado Springs, CO. He is a past-chair of the American Bar Association's Elder Law, Disability Planning and BioEthics Group. He is the ABA's liaison between the Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section and the Senior Lawyers Division, as well as being a member of the supervisory Council of the Senion Lawyers Division. He is an acquisitions editor for the Book Publishing Committee of the ABA's Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section. He is also a member of the ABA's Dispute Resolution Section. Michael is a former member of the board of directors of the National Elder Law Foundation, the ABA approved certifying agency for Certified Elder Law Attorneys. He is a Registered Mediator with the Alabama State Bar, and conducts legal mediations in trust and estates, elder law and probate issues. He has published numerous articles in a variety of legal publications, and is a frequent continuing legal education speaker. He is the chair of the Colorado Bar Association's Joint Task Force on Advance Health Care Directives, and is a member of the Colorado Advance Directives Consortium and the El Paso County Medical Society's Ethics Committee. He is a retired U. S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, having served as a missile operations officer, a political-military affairs officer and as chief of military doctrine research for the Air Force.