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Michael A. Watts

Michael A. Watts

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation, Lawsuits & Disputes, Medical Malpractice, Criminal Defense

About Me

I specialize in civil litigation, legal disputes and risk management. My firm is a recognized name in civil litigation, particularly the representation and defense of physicians, hospitals and other professionals. Our work spans all phases of legal representation, including advising clients pre-litigation, providing risk management insight and techniques, and defending clients when a lawsuit has been filed. My clients range from physicians and hospitals to insurance companies and business owners. I also advise individuals and businesses involved in the marijuana industry.


I am married, have two sons, and two dogs. My wife and I have both lived in Colorado for over 20 years. I enjoy running, hiking, weight lifting, and writing music.  


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 25%
    6 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    6 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    6 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 15%
    6 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    6 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Roger John Lucas

    I endorse this lawyer. I met Michael several years back. He is a highly intelligent and hard working attorney.


    Roger Lucas Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Forrest Vincent Plesko

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Forrest Plesko Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Retherford, Mullen & Moore, LLC

2925 Professional Place, Suite 202
Colorado Springs, CO, 80904




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2014
Scholastic Excellence Award, highest grade Criminal ProcedureUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneyRetherford, Mullen & Moore, LLC2009 - Present
Judicial Law ClerkFourth Judicial District Court2008 - 2008
Student Practice Act InternColorado Public Defender's Office2008 - 2008
Law ClerkPacific Legal Foundation2007 - 2007
Law clerk18th Judicial District Attorney's Office2007 - 2007


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Defense Lawyers AssociationMember - Membership Committee2011 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Colorado Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
10cv4671Defense verdict for my client at trial
11cv2644Motion to Dismiss granted.
10cv5209Summary Judgment granted for client

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DenverN/AJ.D.2009
University of Colorado - Colorado SpringsEconomics and Political ScienceB.A.2006

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Mediation: Sooner is BetterMediation of Civil Lawsuits2014
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association CLEExpert Witness Transformation - Retained v. Non-retained2014
Fall Prevention ForumRisk Management - Hospital Falls2013