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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.


Languages spoken: Japanese, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    14 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Immigration: 20%
    2 years, 10 cases
  4. Military Law: 10%
    11 years, 50 cases
  5. Appeals: 10%
    12 years, 50 cases



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    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.


    Gary Shupp State, local, and municipal law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Michael J. Harris, Attorney At Law

301 South Weber Street
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903


FLMember in Good Standing200006/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Service AwardState Attorney2007
End of Tour AwardNaval Surface Force Atlantic Fleet2004
End of Tour AwardNaval Legal Service Office2002
Moot Court FinalistNaval Justice School2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMichael J. Harris, Attorney at Law2008 - Present
Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office2007 - 2008
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office2004 - 2007
Judge AdvocateU.S. Navy Jag Corps2001 - 2004
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Criminal Defense BarN/A2008 - Present
Ben S. Wendelken American Inn of CourtN/A2008 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Case Dismissed in Felony False Info to PawnbrokerCase dismissed.
Not Guilty in 3rd DUINot Guilty.
Not Guilty in 5th DUINot Guilty.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Regulation for Summary Court-Martial Officers in Atlantic FleetSummary Court-Martial Standard Operating Procedure2003
Guide for Naval Legal Service OfficeConfessions and Admissions2002
Guide for Naval Legal Service OfficeChanges to the 2002 Manual For Courts-Martial2002
Regulation for Naval Legal Service OfficeTravel Regulation Standard of Procedure2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Florida State University College of LawFinance and EconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Ski Liability in ColoradoSki Liability2012
Confessions and AdmissionsSuppression/Admissibility of Confessions and Admissions2002
Changes to the 2002 Manual For Courts-MartialChanges in Military Law2002
Estate PlanningEstate Planning2001