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Michael Joseph Harris

Criminal defense Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 17 years
    Florida - FL 24 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Includes felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    Includes misdemeanor DUIs, felony vehicular assaults, and vehicular homicides.

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Immigration
    Includes visa and green card applications and removal (deportation) defense).

    10 years, 10 cases

  4. Appeals
    Includes criminal, driver's license, and civil appeals and post-conviction relief.

    20 years, 50 cases

  5. Military law
    Includes courts-martial, administrative separations, and security clearances.

    19 years, 50 cases

I help people in trouble.  I specialize in DUIs and traffic, criminal defense, military courts-martial and separations, appeals, and immigration.  I am a former prosecutor and Navy JAG attorney.  From minor offenses to homicides and other major felonies, I have experience both in trials and appeals on both sides of the system to help you.  I have helped those in all walks of life who need someone in court, from soldiers, nurses, and construction workers to police, pastors, local politicians, and fellow attorneys.  I have tried over 170 cases with countless more hearings on evidence suppression and other motions.  I am often called upon by other lawyers to run their cases when difficult issues arise.

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Michael J. Harris, Attorney At Law
301 South Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Benjamin | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Michael is a great attorney. He helped me when two other lawyers had failed. He was thorough and we beat the State of Colorado Department of Revenue. He was competent and patient. He knows the rules of engagement and helps interpret the laws that assist in your case. He is the expert or becomes the expert through research to specifically apply to your case. He schooled the DA on my Appeal.
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Posted by Fred | July 25, 2014
Great Conclusion
While I was having trouble collecting from a former client Mike was able to step in and bring this case to conclusion getting me all my money. Great Job, Thanks Mike He also helped my friend in the Army get his case dismissed!
Posted by Sarah | July 22, 2014
Five Star Lawyer
As a former client, I was extremely fortunate to hire Mr. Harris and found him to be a phenomenal attorney. His knowledge, professionalism and abilities allowed him to get an outstanding result for me in cases that were convoluted between civil, criminal and military issues. It even led to the courts in Colorado ruling in a way that is not customary. If you need a dedicated attorney who has effective communication skills and respect for your situation, Mr. Harris is your attorney
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Posted by Desire' | July 19, 2014
Great job
Mike Harris is a wonderful lawyer! You can definitely tell I was dealing with someone with experience. He was able to get and awesome deal on what seemed like a hopeless case. I would recommend his services and he will be handling my legal affairs from now on!
Posted by Gary | July 18, 2014
Great Attorney
Michael is an excellent attorney with tremendous research skills for appeals and he is knowledgeable concerning the law. As a former prosecutor he knows how to prepare for trial and to effectively present a defense for his client. I have hired him to assist on cases and referred clients to him and always had excellent results.
Posted by Joyce | July 18, 2014
I call Mike the FIRST time when my son had a minor legal truble. He was courteous, and sympathetic. He explained the steps that he would be going through and stayed in contact with me through out the process. Then my son got into a more serious issue, and the court appointed attorney was'nt doing anything,so I called Mike again. Step by step he was there,explaining,encourageing and supporting us through the whole process. He seems mild mannered, and easy going...untill he gets to court. Then he becomes the attorney that you want and need. He stayed in contect often, and explained every step that we would be going through. I hope to never need a attorney again, but if i do, Mike will be the first one I call.
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Posted by Ryan | July 17, 2014
Thank you Mike!!
This was my first time in need of an attorney's help. I thought I was safe to drive home after a few drinks with friends and family only to be pulled over for a broken tail light. Next thing I know I'm ticketed with a DUI. I felt comfortable with Mike from the first time I met him. I had already met with a few attorneys who made me feel like they could not care less about my situation and were only out to take my money. I am very happy with the outcome and felt like Mike went the extra mile to get me the best result. I would not hesitate to recommend Mike to any friend or family member in need of his services.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Michael J. Harris, Attorney at Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Judge Advocate
  • U.S. Navy Jag Corps
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2000
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  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Misdemenaor from Federal Mail Tampering
  • Misdemeanor and fine
  • Case Dismissed in Felony False Info to Pawnbroker
  • Case dismissed.
  • Not Guilty in 3rd DUI
  • Not Guilty.
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  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ben S. Wendelken American Inn of Court
  • 2008 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award
  • State Attorney
  • 2007
  • End of Tour Award
  • Naval Surface Force Atlantic Fleet
  • 2004
  • End of Tour Award
  • Naval Legal Service Office
  • 2002
  • Moot Court Finalist
  • Naval Justice School
  • 2001
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  • Regulation for Summary Court-Martial Officers in Atlantic Fleet
  • Summary Court-Martial Standard Operating Procedure
  • 2003
  • Guide for Naval Legal Service Office
  • Confessions and Admissions
  • 2002
  • Guide for Naval Legal Service Office
  • Changes to the 2002 Manual For Courts-Martial
  • 2002
  • Regulation for Naval Legal Service Office
  • Travel Regulation Standard of Procedure
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ski Liability in Colorado
  • Ski Liability
  • 2012
  • Confessions and Admissions
  • Suppression/Admissibility of Confessions and Admissions
  • 2002
  • Changes to the 2002 Manual For Courts-Martial
  • Changes in Military Law
  • 2002
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Planning
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is an excellent attorney with tremendous research skills for appeals and he is knowledgeable concerning the law. As a former prosecutor he knows how to prepare for trial and to effectively present a defense for his client. I have hired him to assist on cases and referred clients to him and always had excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is one of the best attorneys I know. He is thorough, ethical, and extremely intelligent. His trial skills are second to none. Like no other lawyer I know, he can take a case that is a complete "loser" and turn it around into a win. If you are in criminal trouble and feel like there is no way out--this is the man to call. He also assists other attorneys who are "in over their head" or are in need of someone with his extensive trial experience."
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