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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law & Politics and the publishers of 5280 Magazine||Rising Star||2016|
|Law & Politics and the publishers of 5280 Magazine||Rising Star||2015|
|One of the 10 Best Family Attorneys in the State of Colorado||American Institute of Family Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers in the State of Colorado||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics and the publishers of 5280 Magazine||2014|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics and the publishers of 5280 Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics and the publishers of 5280 Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics and the publishers of 5280 Magazine||2011|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics and the publishers of 5280 Magazine||2010|
|Rising Star||Law & Politics and the publishers of 5280 Magazine||2009|
|Compleat Lawyer||Law Week Colorado||2009|
|Member||Sherman & Howard, L.L.C.||2016 - Present|
|Partner||Dufford & Brown, PC||2009 - 2016|
|Associate Attorney||Dufford & Brown, PC||2004 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado||Judicial Nominations Committee||2013 - Present|
|Judicial Performance Commission for the 18th Judicial District||Commission Member||2013 - Present|
|Robert C. Rhone-Ava M. Brackett American Inn of Court||Barrister Member||2012 - Present|
|Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism in the Legal Profession||Member||2012 - Present|
|Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence Dream Team||Team Coordinator - Judge Daniel's Dream Team||2009 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Colorado Women's Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Asian Pacific American Bar Association||President||2010 - 2011|
|Stand For Children||Team Coordinator - Professionals Team||2009 - 2012|
|Colfax Community Network||Board Member||2008 - 2012|
|The Colorado Lawyer||CFIs and APR Evaluators -- Similarities and Differences||2008|
|University of Colorado School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Colorado State University||Rhetorical Communication and Technical Journalism||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Court Orientation Program||Family Law Basics||2013|
|Divorce Law Guide From A to Z||Effective Use of Discovery; Mediation, Arbitration and Trial||2010|
|Continuing Legal Education||Divorce Law Guide From A to Z||2010|
Posted by anonymous
I have been meaning to write a review of Mechelle for quite some time, and am happily doing it now even though I am a very busy professional. Mechelle was recommended to me by a colleague (who is an attorney) after I had expressed how unhappy I was with the lack of foresight, detail and communication with my counsel at the time.
After Mechelle came on as my counsel, the entire case changed. She not only made real, significant efforts to communicate with opposing counsel to identify what my wife and I could agree on, but she also made some key litigation moves (after discussion with me and with my consent) that helped me to obtain points for negotiation and put me in a better place for litigation. She was very accessible and usually e-mailed, texted or called me back within hours of a communication to her office. She is knowledgeable about the law and is very detail oriented -- which was an extreme benefit in my case as we own businesses and many other investments.
It was also helpful that Mechelle is experienced in working with experts and understood the complexity of the child-related issues present in a divorce matter. She was professional, smart, sophisticated and tough. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Pattie
I hired Mechelle to represent me in my divorce and am so pleased that I did. Being in the legal field myself but not having any experience with family law, I was concerned about hiring the wrong lawyer and to me that would have meant someone who was unnecessarily elevating fees or creating unnecessary contentions, or someone who was not familiar with the complicated issues in family law.
While advocating on my behalf, Mechelle never "wallowed in the mud" with the other side over petty issues, was professional in all communications and correspondence, and monumental in helping me understand what my rights were and how the court and our state would likely rule on important issues. This ultimately saved in legal fees and made it possible to reach agreements with my ex, in spite of the delay tactics that were evident from the time I filed for divorce.
Mechelle's knowledge of local family law practice is amazing and her ability to compose, draft and edit documents on the fly was not only efficient but awe-inspiring. Mechelle also has an associate and a paralegal who are both very experienced in family law, which allowed a very efficient and cost-effective representation without sacrificing quality or professionalism.
Sean Dormer, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ms. Faulk is well-respected within our Inn of Court and in Colorado's legal community as a whole. Outside her role as a mentor, I understand that she's handled several high-profile/high-stakes cases with good results. It's this experience that proves her ability on any case.