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Michael M. Clawson is a partner at Clawson & Clawson, LLP.  Michael's  practice emphasis is in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability Bankruptcy and Criminal Defense.




Michael is a zealous advocate for his clients.  With over twenty years of experience, he is dedicated to representing his clients against modern day Goliath's.  Michael enjoys standing up and fighting for his clients against large and well funded insurance companies who refuse to take responsibility or against the State's unjust criminal prosecutions.  He has spent his career cultivating his craft as a trial attorney to even the playing field for his clients.




Michael attended Brigham Young University where he received a B.A. in Political Science.  While at BYU he was a member of the Pre Law Society and the Political Science Honor Society.  Michael received his J.D. from the University Of Denver College Of Law.  While in law school he clerked for several different law firms including a firm that was in house counsel for a national insurance company.  Michael was the municipal prosecutor for the City of Thornton, Colorado his last year of law school.  As a law student he was responsible for the prosecution of all city ordinance violations. 




 After graduating from Law School near the top of his class, Michael began working as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Aurora, Colorado.  He was a City Attorney for over four years.  During this time he spent most of his time in trial, learning the art of trying cases.  He tried over 50 jury trials and over 100 trials to the court.  After leaving the City Attorney’s office, Michael came back to his hometown and worked as an Associate, and later a Partner, at Clawson, Potter & Gardner, P.C.




In 2003 Michael opened a solo practice before joining forces with his father and brother to open the firm of Clawson & Clawson, LLP in 2004. 




Michael has successfully represented thousand of clients over his twenty years of practice.  He has won millions of dollars for his clients during this time.  He has enthusiastically  and zealously represented his embattled clients across the State of Colorado, trying cases in both County and District Courts.  Michael has also argued cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals.  Michael takes great pride in assistant his clients who have entrusted him with their most significant legal problems.




Michael is very active in the Trial Lawyer Community.  He was elected by his peers to the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association  (CTLA),  Board of Governors.  He was also asked to serve Executive Committee for the CTLA.  Michael also a member of the Workers’ Compensation Education Association.




Outside of practicing law Michael has volunteer his service in various youth and church organizations.  He is merit badge counselor for several merit badges and has served as a chairman of his local troop committee for the Boy Scouts of America. For 2012 he is the director of a youth camp servicing more than 100 young men.  Michael has coached numerous basketball teams.




Michael enjoys spending time with his family.  He is very active and enjoys, playing basketball, golf, skiing, wake boarding, mountain bike riding and scuba diving.








  • 2012 Best Attorney in Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph.

  • 2008 Best Attorney. in Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Independent.

  • 2013"Top 100 Lawyer", National Trial Lawyers Association

  • 2013"Top 100 litigation Lawyer" in State of Colorado, American Society of Legal Advocates

  • 10.0 SUPERB Rating by the AVVO Lawyer Ranking System

  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum Member

  • 2013-2014 Top Lawyers in Colorado Springs, Style Magazine

  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings

  • Lead Counsel Rated  - Personal Injury Law

  • 10 Best 2014, Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of DUI Attorneys








  • State of Colorado

  • United States District Court

  • United States Supreme Court








  • Colorado Bar Association

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association

  • El Paso County Bar Association

  • Workers’ Compensation Education Association

  • National Association for Justice

  • American Society of Legal Advocates

  • National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America









Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
    22 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    22 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    22 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 15%
    22 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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  • James Keith Townsend

    I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael for several years and have referred several clients to him. He has an excellent reputation within the legal community for his extensive knowledge and experience in the field. He takes excellent care of his clients.


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Contact info

Clawson & Clawson, LLP

115 East Vermijo
Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

Clawson & Clawson, LLP

19751 Parker Station Suite 235
Parker Colorado, CO, 80138

Clawson & Clawson, LLP

503 N. Mainstreet, Suite 655
Pueblo, CO, 81003



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers Million Dollar Advocate FormTop Lawyer2012
Best AttorneyColorado Springs Gazette2012
The National Trial LawyersTop 100 Lawyers2012
Lead CounselLC Rated2012
Advocates Forum, LLCThe Top Trial Lawyers in America-Million Dollar Advocate Forum2011
BBB"A" Rating2009
CSGBest Law Firm2008
Best AttorneyCSG2008
Award "Very Good" RatiAvvo2007
Colorado Springs Business JournalRunner-up for Best Law Firm in Colorado Springs2007
AvvoRated on Avvo2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerClawson & Clawson, LLP2004 - Present
ShareholderMichael Millen Clawson Law Firm2003 - 2004
Litigation AttorneyClawson, Potter & Gardner, P.C.1998 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember2012 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Colorado Indian Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationElected Board Member2010 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Kenneth Bennett v. Bennett Plumbing & Backflow Services, Inc., (ICAO) (W.C. No. 4-702-985)N/A
2. Everett Young v. Bobby Brown Bail Bonds, (ICAO) (W.C. Nos. 4-632-376; 4-654-877)N/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawPre-LawJurist Doctorate1994
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolPre-LawBS - Bachelor of Science1991