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About me

I am a general practice attorney and have represented clients at all levels of the state and federal courts in Colorado.  I have handled jury trials dealing with claims involving as little as $2 and claims in excess of $2 million.


I specialize in consumer bankruptcy (Ch 7 and Ch 13) and family law.  I offer a free initial consultation by phone or email for bankruptcy and family law matters.


I have been practicing law for over twelve years. I helped hundreds of people and have been successful in stopping garnishments, ending creditor harassment, removing second or third mortgages from houses, saving homes from foreclosure, and giving people the peace of mind and fresh start that the bankruptcy code was created to provide.


Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 50%
    11 years
  2. Family: 20%
    17 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    17 years
  4. Litigation: 10%
    17 years
  5. Mediation: 10%
    10 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Colorado Legal Solutions

10200 W 44th Avenue
Suite 120
Wheat Ridge, CO, 80033

New England Legal Solutions

214 Hilltop Drive
Walpole, MA, 02081



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy for Bankruptcy Attorneys2014
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerColorado Legal Solutions2006 - Present
Contract AttorneyLaw Office of Michael P. Medved, PC2007 - 2009
AttorneyStephen C Harkess, Attorney at Law2002 - 2006
AssociateFowler, Schimberg & Flanagan P.C.2000 - 2002
Judicial Law ClerkArapahoe County District Court1998 - 2000
Pro Se Resource Center CoordinatorArapahoe County District Court1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2009 - Present
National Crime Victim Bar AssociationMember2012 - 2014
Phi Delta PhiSecretary1998 - 1999
Preventive Law Reporter, University of DenverMember1998 - 1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Colorado - BoulderBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Real Estate Radio DenverDebt, Bankruptcy and Credit - Regular Guest2012