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Rachel Anne Michael

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Collins, CO

4.7   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 14 years
    Colorado - CO 15 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WY
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Rachel

Learn Rachel’s areas of practice.

As a former prosecutor in Larimer County, I have a unique understanding of the policies, procedures and personalities of the District Attorney's Office. My experience allows me to provide my clients with insights and strategies that go beyond the criminal charges and fosters fluid plea negotiations with the District Attorney, resulting in the best possible outcome for you. Whether you have been charged with a crime of domestic violence, a drinking and driving related offense or a felony, we strive to convey the unique circumstances of your case and your long term goals to the prosecuting attorney to protect you moving forward.


Open and honest communications with our clients is paramount. We understand first hand that criminal charges at any level can be scary, confusing and seem insurmountable. We provide a comfortable and friendly environment for our clients to assist them and their families thorugh this difficult time, providing a roadmap for success. 

Contact us today to protect your tomorrow. 

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The Law Offices Of Rachel A. Michael, LLC
425 W.Mulberry Street
Ste. 212
Fort Collins, CO, 80521


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Posted by Kaitlyn | October 15, 2021
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Rachel Michaels lawyer review
Rachel was a fantastic lawyer. I couldn't of gotten luckier in finding her to handle my case. She went above in beyond to make sure a very bad situation was turned around quickly. She realized I was not someone who deserved the charges against me and made sure I didn't have any consequences because of one stupid decision. Since Rachel has helped me get through a very tough time in my life I have completely turned my life around. I have a great career and relationship and it is all because she saw who I really was and wanted to give me the opportunity to better my life, not have me caught up in the system. She knew I never had a record before this case and wanted to keep it that way. She got my charges dismissed and made sure I wouldn't have probation. I highly recommend Rachel if you need a professional, caring lawyer to handle your case.
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Posted by Rachael | January 7, 2021
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Great experience
Rachel and her staff were patient, professional, responsive and effective. My thanks to Rachel and her team for their care and service.
Posted by Marsha | May 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Far Better Outcome Than Expected
I hired Rachel to represent me for traffic citations I received for an automobile accident. I was truly fearful that I may lose my drivers’ license, but at our initial consultation Rachel assured me that she could get the charges reduced. Her office was great about keeping me updated about every step of the process and also answered all of my questions in a prompt and professional manner. I highly recommend Rachel as a highly professional and competent attorney
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2017
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Wealth of Knowledge
Although Rachel often handles high profile cases, she was willing to provide me with advice on a dog-at-large case. Her advice was right on point and i was able to quickly resolve the case.
Posted by Kristal | December 16, 2015
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I hired rachael for a really tough D.V case and she was absolutely amazing! She literally changed my life around and I could not appreciate her enough. She is incredibly kind hearted and actually cared about my situatuation. I highly recommend rachael!
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2015
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Excellent Attorney, Excellent Outcome!
I contacted Ms. Michael to help me with a Domestic Violence case. She was very patient, caring and kept me informed throughout the entire process. I was extremely happy with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend her for any criminal case.
Posted by Steve | August 17, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Professional attorney - traffic summons offense
I had talked to 4 attorneys and was giving up hope that I would find one that we were comfortable with. We are out of state and our son received a summons for careless driving after an incident with a town vehicle in Fort Collins. She handled it without him having to go to court and had it reduced to a minor infraction and small fine. She was very fair giving us a college discount. She kept us informed the whole way. I strongly recommend her to anyone in a similar predicament.
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Posted by Renee | August 15, 2013
Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would just like to thank the team at Joneson & Michael, LLC Firm. For all of their help during our investigation process. Their kindness and professionalism through this process was outstanding. I highly recommend them if you're going through a legal procedure that you're not sure of. Their knowledge and understanding of the situation, truly gives you peace of mind during a trying time. Thanks again for your support and kindness.
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Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2015
In talking to Rachel, she made me feel safe and protected. However, once you contract with her, she is very difficult to get a hold of...nearly impossible. Her assistant strictly screens her calls and does not pass you on to her. Though her legal knowledge is very strong, once in court, she missed stating some crucial information, as though she wasn't familiar with my case. All in all, the experience was expensive and disappointing; all on top of what I was going through.
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Rachel A. Michael, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Joneson & Michael, LLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Associate
  • Montgomery Kolody Amatuzio & Dusbabek, LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office for the 8th Judicial District
  • 2008 - 2010
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  • University of Wyoming College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Wyoming
  • BA
  • 2003


  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Larimer County Bench & Bar Committee
  • County Court Criminal Docket Liasion
  • 2014 - Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Realities for Children
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Wyoming Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Larimer County Bench Bar Committee- County Court Criminal Docket Liaison
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Excellence in Advocacy
  • University of Wyoming, College of Law
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Law Enforcement Training
  • Domestic Violence, The Morning After
  • 2010

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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
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"When consulting with Rachel her advice was spot on."
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Fort Collins Criminal defense Lawyer Rachel Anne Michael
Rachel Anne Michael
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Collins, CO
Licensed for 15 years
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