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Michael Brian Garlan

Criminal defense Attorney at Broomfield, CO

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     I believe that Colorado is the greatest state in the union and I work hard to defend its citizens. This is my home too and the key to a healthy democracy is a free citizenry. I handle all manner of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanor traffic to serious felony cases.

   Before entering private practice, I spent over seven years as criminal defense attorney for the Colorado Public Defender. I have represented thousands of clients in all manner of hearings. I have experience with assaults, DUI, probation revocations, domestic violence cases, arson, assaults, aggravated robbery, burglary, motor vehicle theft, marijuana law, possession of controlled substance, distribution of controlled substances, attempted murder, menacing, witness intimidation, sexual assault, indecent exposure, vehicular homicide, escape, and habitual criminal charges. I have successfully litigated trials, preliminary hearings, motions hearings, and bond arguments.

   I handle all types of cases from municipal court to felonies. If you have been charged with a crime call me.


Licensed for 15 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 01/13/2023

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

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Meza & Garlan, LLC
PO Box 601
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Posted by Mr. Davis | November 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Smart, Strategic, Compassionate and Professional
Mr. Garlan is a remarkable lawyer who genuinely cares about his clients and is affordable!! I (unfortunately) had to use him twice in one calendar year, very stressful time and he put my wife and I at ease. He deeply cared about my case, he cares about me as a person and how I was handling it all. Both times he was completely invested in my case, was easily accessible anytime of day and responded quickly. He was aggressive and got the results in our favor. Thank you Michael for your compassion!!
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Meza & Garlan, LLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Craig D. Johnson & Associates
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Founding Member
  • The Law Office of Michael Garlan
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Colorado Public Defenders
  • 2007 - 2015
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  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Colorado
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • American Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Hispanic Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • District Court CLE- Presented by the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • Welcome to Felony Land- Working a Felony Case
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former public defender, Michael most assuredly has more experience than most. Call him before hiring someone else."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike Garlan is an excellent lawyer. I have worked with him on many matters. Any client would be lucky to have him as a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mike Garlan has an excellent reputation in the legal community. He is smart, hardworking, and dedicated to getting the best outcomes for his clients. I would highly recommend Mike as a lawyer you can trust."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is really a great attorney. I've seen him in court regularly over the last four or five years, and he's always prepared and working hard to protect his clients. I have noticed he knows the law inside and out, has years of experience litigating motions before judges, and he has top-notch instincts in trial in front of juries. I endorse Mr. Garlan without equivocation. I'd hire him myself if I ever need legal counsel."
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Broomfield Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Brian Garlan
Michael Brian Garlan
Criminal defense Attorney
Broomfield, CO
Licensed for 15 years