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Michael D. Evans

also known as Mike Evans, Michael Evans

About me

 Attorney Michael D. Evans practices locally in Centennial, Colorado at The Evans Firm, but he has been featured and published nationally. He has conducted over 64 jury trials in 8 years, and has consistently earned a 10/10 Superb AVVO rating and 2015 Client's Choice Award, and an A+ rating with the BBB. He is also ranked in the Top 40 Under 40, and a member of the Colorado Bar Association, American Bar Association, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and the Colorado and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, just to name a few.


 


Mr. Evans vigilantly serves clients in need of representation in criminal defense, HOA law and wrongful death cases. We also handle drug possession and domestic violence cases, landlord tenant disputes, sealing criminal records, civil restraining orders, and DUI cases.


 


For Michael Evans, being a lawyer is not just a career—it’s his heart-felt passion. He has practiced in the county courts, juvenile courts, drug courts, and district courts in both civil and criminal cases. He has represented literally thousands of satisfied clients in the courtroom. He was trained by some of the best lawyers in the state and has attended the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, NITA. He is an avid and tenacious litigator both in and out of the court.  The Evans Firm is ranked in the Top 100 Law Firms.


 


He brings the same level of compassion and respect to every case he handles because he knows that the families he represents are going through an already difficult situation. We have developed a video library and law blog offering answers to hundreds of commonly asked legal questions. You can also see our reviews and follow us on social media sites like Facebook, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Legal Information Institute, The LawTV, Yelp, and others.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    9 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. Residential Real Estate: 15%
    8 years, 50 cases
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%
    7 years
  4. Domestic Violence: 7%
    9 years
  5. Other: 43%
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Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Alaurice M Tafoya-Modi

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    Alaurice Tafoya-Modi Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Evans Firm

12605 East Euclid Drive
Suite 209
Centennial, CO, 80111-6437

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive200706/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2016
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
Top 40 Under 40The National Trial Lawyers2015
A+ RatingBBB2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Evans Firm, LLC2009 - Present
Trial AttorneyBenson & Case, LLP2009 - 2011
Trial AttorneyDenver Public Defender Office2007 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2011 - Present
Community Associations InstituteMember2011 - Present
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brandon Coats v. DISH NetworkColorado Supreme Court Affirmed in favor of DISH
United States of America v. Ha Do et. al.Confidential
People of the State of Colorado v. Ronald SmithOn Appeal
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
The Evans FirmHoliday Party DUI Advice2015
The Evans FirmWrongful Death & Survival Claims: Analyzing Res Judicata & Collateral Estoppel Issues (What?!)2015
ABA JournalWeed Whacked2015
The Evans FirmWrongful Death Suit - Strike While the Iron is Hot: Civil Litigation while Criminal Charges are Pending2015
The Evans FirmOwners Can Push Back Against Corrupt HOA’s – with the right lawyer2015
The Evans FirmGetting the Alleged Victim’s Medical Records in a Criminal Case To Defend On Causation2015
The Evans FirmAnalyzing The ‘Voluntariness’ of a Confession When There Is A Language Barrier2015
TimeEven in Colorado Medical Marijuana Can Still Get You Fired2015
The Evans FirmBrandon Coats v. DISH Network Litigation and Appellate Summary2015
The Evans FirmCriminal Defense FAQ in Colorado2014
The New York TimesLegal Use of Marijuana Clashes With Job Rules2014
CNNFired For Smoking Medical Marijuana2014
The Huffington PostBrandon Coats v. DISH Network2014
National Public RadioColorado case puts workplace drug policies to the test2014
Colorado Public RadioColorado Supreme Court to Hear Case about Man Fired over Medical Marijuana2014
The Wall Street JournalLegal Pot Use in Colorado Could Still Get You Fired2013
Yahoo NewsCoats v. DISH Network2013
The Evans Firm LawTVYouTube Videos on FAQ in Criminal Defense Law in Colorado2012
The Evans FirmWhy is a deferred judgment or "DJ" the best thing next to "dismissal" that you can hear in your criminal case in Colorado?2012
The Evans FirmHOA's: Do NOT hire from within your association!2012
The Evans FirmHOA's: Are things so bad you need a 3rd party election committee?2012
The Evans FirmVideos on Criminal Defense Law in Colorado2012
The Evans FirmTO PLEA OR NOT TO PLEA: THAT IS THE QUESTION2012
The Evans FirmTRAPS USED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT TO GET YOU TO CONFEESS and how you can quickly turn the tables on them like a pro.2012
The Evans FirmWHY YOUR LAWYER DOESN'T ASK FOR YOUR SIDE OF THE STORY: An article about lawyer client privilege, exceptions, and your right to the best defense in a criminal case.2012
The Evans FirmPROBLEMS WITH SLIP AND FALL (a.k.a. premises liability) CASES WHEN YOU ARE A CONDO OR TOWNHOME OWNER IN AN ASSOCIATION2012
Denver University Law ReviewMARYLAND v. SHATZER: STAMPING A FOURTEEN-DAY EXPIRATION DATE ON MIRANDA RIGHTS2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2007
Xavier UniversityN/AMA - Masters2004
Xavier UniversityEnglishBA2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Recreational Marijuana CLEMedical Marijuana & Employment: Coats v. DISH2015
Prof. J. Campbell and K. Caldwell Legal Writing ClassCoats v. DISH Network LLC2013