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W Michael Franklin

Family Attorney at Denver, CO

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Mike Franklin

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    handle divorces, paternity cases, post-decree matters, parenting time issues, child support, maintenance, relocation issues, property division, adoption. Also handle collaborative divorces.

    18 years

  2. Education
    special education matters and school discipline matters k-12

    14 years

State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 1994
Updated 01/13/2023

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

Contact W

Franklin Family Law, LLC
3801 E. Florida Ave.
Suite. 400
Denver, CO, 80210
Van Der Jagt Law Firm
1468 South Pearl Street
Denver, CO, 80210
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5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Nikki Mckinzie | May 17, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Helpful but does not live in Colorado
He was very helpful when I called but he no longer lives in Colorado. He is now in Oregon but can not get the site to change his information.
Posted by Greg | June 17, 2014
Well versed in Family Law / Husbands Rights / Custody Issues - Mike can help.
Mike is an excellent resource. When I had my initial consultation, I was instantly put at ease, as the divorce process was starting. Mike was very knowledgeable about the entire process, and always had an answer for me. He is incredibly responsive, punctual, and always willing to stop what he is doing, to answer a question, or provide legal advice. If you are headed into a divorce, and need an attorney who can help, Mike is the right choice.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2013
Excellent Denver Custody Attorney!
Mike did an absolutely excellent job representing me in a high conflict, difficult post divorce custody case. He was spot on about strategy and delivery and he was always available to listen to me and offer honest feedback and a path to follow.


  • Hourly Rates $ 200-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Van Der Jagt Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney-Owner
  • Franklin Law, LLC
  • 2010 - Present


  • University of Oregon School of Law
  • JD
  • 1994
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)
  • BA
  • 1991


  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals
  • Attorney, Level I
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Special Education Laws Made Simple
  • Placement Decisions in Special Education
  • 2015
  • Special Education Laws Made Simple
  • School Discipline in Special Education
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Mike as an effective advocate who is knowledgeable about the law and the court system. He is very thorough and will give your case the time it deserves. I have given him cases and myself and the clients have always been satisfied."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Mike in action in court and he is calm, poised and prepared. He has a lot of great experience dealing with children and families from his pre-law days as a high school principal. He brings that knowledge into his domestic cases."
Family Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Attorney Franklin on any family law related matter. He is an excellent attorney who zealously represents his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a highly experienced family law attorney. He has been practicing law for a long time and is extremely knowledgeable in family law. I strongly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Mike to anyone needing a compassionate and experienced family law attorney. He knows the laws inside and out."
Family Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Franklin is an excellent attorney who handles all types of family law issues."
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Franklin has a good grasp of Family Law and has demonstrated very good judgment in his approach to uncomfortable cases. I feel like he would be easy to work with in order to reach a fair result, even on a very complex case and I hope to work with him more."
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