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The Hannigan Law Firm, LLC is a well-established Colorado firm providing legal excellence in family law matters. The firm is a comprehensive, client-based practice wherein the firm focuses exclusively in the area of family law. Michelle is a seasoned attorney with over 22 years of experience representing clients who have complex financial matters and difficult cases involving children. She is an accomplished trial attorney and successful small business owner. Michelle was recognized as a talented attorney and leader early in her career when she was named Young Lawyer of the Year in 1995 by the Denver Bar Association. Throughout her career, Michelle has been a highly-regarded lecturer and speaker throughout the State of Colorado.

Michelle was asked to join the distinguished legal faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA), the premier attorney advocacy training program. Michelle has been a member of the faculty beginning in 1996 and has taught at the National Session, and the American Bar Association's Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute wherein the program's focus is teaching family law practitioners how to perfect their skills in trial advocacy and persuasion.


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The Hannigan Law Firm, LLC

2000 S Colorado Blvd Ste 720
Tower 2
Denver, CO, 80222-7907

Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 100%
    27 years



Hourly ($360/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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NEAdministrative - Not authorized to practice198801/27/2014
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Lawyer of the YearDenver Bar Association1995
Service to Abused WomenProject Safeguard1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Hannigan Law Firm, LLC2008 - Present
ShareholderHannigan Anton, LLP2006 - 2009
OwnerLaw Office of Michelle T. Hannigan2003 - 2004
ShareholderFreidnash & Hannigan, P.C.2003 - 2004
Senior AssociateQuade Fontana and Bonin, P.C.1999 - 2002
Senior AssociateJon Slaughter Pelegrin & Associates, P.C.1995 - 1999
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Society Of Metropolitan Denver1992 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Nebraska State Bar AssociationN/A1988 - Present
Denver Safe House Program's CommitteeN/AN/A
Denver Domestic Violence Task ForceN/AN/A
Colorado Bar AssociationFamily Violence Task ForceN/A
National Session for Legal Services AttorneysN/AN/A
Colorado Women's Bar Association ProgramsN/AN/A
Interagency Restraining Order CommitteeCo-ChairN/A
American Bar Association Family Law Section NITA ProgramN/A2011 - 2011
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyN/A1999 - 2010
Rocky Mountain Regional ProgramN/A1996 - 1997
Publication nameTitleDate
Domestic Violence Bench BookMaking Decisions about Children in Family Culture of Domestic Violence1997
CLEPermanent Restraining Order Questions and Domestic Abuse Generally1997
CLESafety Issues in the Divorce Maz1996
Task Force on Domestic Violence, Protective Orders SectionDenver Domestic Violence Manual1995
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Institute of Trial Advocacy National SessionN/AN/A1993
Creighton University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
University of Nebraska College of LawEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Permanent Restraining Order TrainingPermanent Restraining Order Training1997
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenDomestic Violence Presentation1997
Denver Permanent Restraining Order ProjectPermanent Restraining Order Project1997
Experience is the Best TeacherBridge the Gap: A Legal Overview1996
6th Annual GAL and Family Law ProgramProtecting Children Before, During and After High Conflict Divorce1996
University of Colorado School of LawRepresenting a Victim of Domestic Violence1995
Continuing Legal EdudationAssisting the Abused Client Through the Divorce Maz1995
Pro Bono GAL ProjectChildren's Legal ClinicN/A