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Michael M Clawson

Car accident Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   33 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1994
    Status
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MICHAEL IS A ZEALOUS ADVOCATE FOR HIS CLIENTS. WITH OVER TWENTY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, HE IS DEDICATE

 

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, 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.

 

 Recognitions:

  • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News and World Reports (2017-2018)
  • Top Lawyers in Colorado Springs, Style Magazine (2013 - 2017)
  • Best Attorney in Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph (2012)
  • Best Attorney. in Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Independent (2008)
  • "Top 100 Lawyer", National Trial Lawyers Association (2013-2017)
  • "Top 100 litigation Lawyer" in State of Colorado, American Society of Legal Advocates (2013-2017)
  • 10.0 SUPERB Rating by the AVVO Lawyer Ranking System
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum Member
  • Best Attorneys of America, Rue Ratings
  • Lead Counsel Rated  - Personal Injury Law
  • 10 Best 2014, Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of DUI Attorneys

 

Admissions: 

  • State of Colorado
  • United States District Court
  • United States Supreme Court

 Associations: 

  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2017 2016 2015

Location

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
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jeff | June 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Michael Clawson was great at helping me out after a car accident. His staff is incredible. Everyone was so friendly and on top of it. I highly recommend him!
Posted by Velma | January 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Town
Mike,Brenda and the rest of the staff did an amazing job! They took a very difficult case and handled it perfectly.
Posted by Lauren | January 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I have found this fantastic Team!
This is the first accident I've ever had, and I'm so grateful I have found this fantastic Team! Promises that we're made have been kept! They keep me up to date about any n everything!! They care about you and your wellbeing! And a big shout out to Mike!! Thank you for everything, and I'm looking forward to continuing working with you guys! THANK YOU!
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Posted by Lance | March 11, 2021
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Great Auto Accident Attorney
Mike Clawson is a great auto accident attorney. I have referred several people to them that have also been happy with his firm. Great customer service.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Helped my wife with her injuries from a car accident.
My wife was in a horrible car accident, we went to the Clawson Law Firm based on the recommendation of a close friend. The staff was great; our case manager Teri contacted us and helped us out every step of the way. My wife went through surgery and they helped us be as comfortable as they could with the whole process. I would highly recommend them. They do truly care about their!
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2020
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Colorado Springs Utilities Employee
I approached this law firm after the City sent me paper work advising me they had a retained an Attorney against me. Mike is very professional, honest and to the point. Mike was able to resolve every issue to my favor. I would not ever again enter into a Workers Comp. case without an Attorney, and would hire Mike Clawson without hesitation! The 20% fee is well worth the cost when you see what they do for you!!
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Posted by Christy | July 2, 2020
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Integrity
I never imagined I would find myself nearly fully disabled and needing an attorney after a man ran a stop sign and caused a nasty car crash. My husband and I were nervous to hire someone because we had always seen the commercials on TV for car wreck attorneys and they always felt so cheesy and unprofessional. Nothing is ever as easy as a 'snap', especially in the world of legal matters. From beginning to end, Michael Clawson and his PL Brenda, treated us with respect, kindness, compassion, and had integrity in all they did. When things got really hard in our case, they never quit and kept searching for answers that wouldn't cost us more money. They are both the kind of people you would want to have dinner with and form a long friendship. I cannot imagine going through our journey without either of them. If you are looking for someone who cares about you and will answer your questions with kindness and respect, Michael Clawson is the right choice. He is known for being one of the best in the business. If you speak to his peers and judges that work with him, they will tell you he has integrity and makes sure every thing is done correctly. There is not a better choice out there to walk you through a very hard process. I am so thankful for them.
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Posted by Charles | April 1, 2020
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Testimonial for Clawson and Clawson Atorney's
Mr. Clawson and his staff always provided a very professional environment in his office. He was always explaining to me what to expect in my case. Everyone in the office was very friendly and I never had to wait long to meet with Mike or Tammy as I was always worried about the parking meter. If any of my friends or family ever need an attorney I wont hesitate to recommend Clawson and Clawson.
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Posted by Linda | October 16, 2019
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Hire the BEST!
I hired Mike Clawson for a workers comp case . Mike and his paralegal Tammy Lawson make an AMAZING team! I never had a question that went unanswered . My wishes were always acknowledged and honored. They took time to explain every step of the difficult and often painful process. Even when my frustration with the system was at an all time high , they were professional and CARING! They are knowledgeable , experienced and have the respect of the judges . The insurance companies only care about money and have little to no concern for the worker , the Clawson firm balances the scales by always putting their clients needs and best interests FIRST! I am so thankful that I hired them ! I have no regrets and neither will you!!
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Posted by Elizabeth | June 24, 2019
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Best Attorney
Mr Mike Clawson and his team are professional, They handled my case very prompt and courteous. Tammy is the supervising Paralegal. Very kind and understanding. Mike and Tammy are spot in! I’m very pleased with them and the outcome of my case! I would highly recommend this team for your legal needs!
Posted by Vickie | March 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Make your best decision and hire Michael!
Michael was the best choice for my case. His knowledge of work comp law is bar none the best. He advised me with facts and what I could make a decision on. He never was pushy to get me to settle. He was always on top of what I needed to be done and was willing to answer every question I had. I never worried about my case knowing I had the best!
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Posted by Tom | February 11, 2019
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Caring and Professional Attorney
Mr. Clawson handled my case with great attention to details. The staff were professional and truly cared about my situation. I would recommend Mr. Clawson to anyone needing legal services.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Car Accident Attorney in Town!!
Mike Clawson very professional in every aspect of the practice. He is always timely in communication and made everything very clear of what was going on in the proceedings and what I could expect. He is understanding and works hard to get the best possible outcome for you. I would highly recommend Mike and Clawson & Clawson to anyone to anyone."
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2017
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Being grateful....
If you've ever been injured in a car accident you know how traumatic & stressful it can be. Mike & his staff were wonderful in putting me at ease & handling everyone from the medical bills to the insurance companies. I'm pleased & grateful to have had them on my case! Thank you guys!
Posted by Kurtis | March 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer and person
Mr. Clawson is the most honest lawyer that i know of. He will be completly upfront with your case and will not take advantage of you. I will never use another lawyer. He will do everything he can to help win your case. I highly recommend him
Posted by Donna | January 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
work compensation case
Mike Clawson is an outstanding attorney. He handled my workers compensation case for almost 10 years. He cared about me as a person. He is honest and truly had my best interest at heart. He always notified me with the information regarding my case. He is extraordinary. Tammy, his paralegal, always did everything to help me through this ordeal. She was understanding and really cared about me. I recommend Mike if you are looking for a great attorney and even better person.
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Posted by Janine | November 1, 2016
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Clients are Always First!
Mike Clawson and his paralegal Tammy Larson are the most amazing people I have met. They looked out for my interest. Kept me updated throughout the whole process. Mike looked out for me before his own financial interest by advising me correctly in what to do. He helped me out to win my disability even though he didn't make a dime on it. This is a law firm that really does look out for the interest of the client. I can't recommend them enough, they are the best! Thank you Mike and thank you Tammy!
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Posted by Dawn | October 24, 2016
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Workers comp
Mike and his Staff were very professional and always prompt returning calls and very easy to talk to. I felt that they were alao experience and knowledgeable in the area of my case. I would highly recommend this group.
Posted by Horn | May 27, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Clawson did a fantastic job
Mike Clawson is a great attorney that has helped me numerous occasions. I have referred several people to them that have also been happy with his firm.
Posted by David | April 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
my review
mike was very helpful to all my needs, We worked fine together . my case ran for years, I wanted to get it over . I think I might have got more how ever I was ready to settle. As you could see I rated mike Excellent!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Clawson & Clawson, LLP
  • 2004 - Present
  • Shareholder
  • Michael Millen Clawson Law Firm
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Clawson, Potter & Gardner, P.C.
  • 1998 - 2003

Education

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Jurist Doctorate
  • 1994
  • Brigham Young University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Kenneth Bennett v. Bennett Plumbing & Backflow Services, Inc., (ICAO) (W.C. No. 4-702-985)
  • 2. Everett Young v. Bobby Brown Bail Bonds, (ICAO) (W.C. Nos. 4-632-376; 4-654-877)

Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Colorado Indian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • Elected Board Member
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers Million Dollar Advocate Form
  • Top Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Lead Counsel
  • LC Rated
  • 2012
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Attorney
  • Colorado Springs Gazette
  • 2012
  • Advocates Forum, LLC
  • The Top Trial Lawyers in America-Million Dollar Advocate Forum
  • 2011
  • BBB
  • "A" Rating
  • 2009
  • CSG
  • Best Law Firm
  • 2008
  • Best Attorney
  • CSG
  • 2008
  • Colorado Springs Business Journal
  • Runner-up for Best Law Firm in Colorado Springs
  • 2007
  • Award "Very Good" Rati
  • Avvo
  • 2007
  • Avvo
  • Rated on Avvo
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse Michael
Car accident Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Clawson is a versatile and expert attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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