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Michael A. Watts

Litigation Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

4.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    I specialize in advising, representing, and defending individuals and businesses in lawsuits, risk management, and board actions.

    6 years

  2. Business
    10%

    6 years

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

    6 years

  4. Employment and labor
    10%

    6 years

  5. Intellectual property
    10%

    6 years

  6. Other
    10%

I am a trial lawyer. I specialize in civil litigation, legal disputes, and risk management. My firm is a recognized name in civil litigation, particularly the representation and defense of physicians, hospitals and other professionals. Our work spans all phases of legal representation, including advising clients pre-litigation, providing risk management insight and techniques, and defending clients when a lawsuit has been filed. My clients range from physicians and hospitals to insurance companies and business owners. I also represent clients in professional licensing matters, employment disputes, contract issues, and select criminal matters.

 

I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, backpacking and weight lifting.  

Location

Retherford, Mullen & Moore, LLC
2 N. Cascade, Suite 650
Colorado Springs, CO, 80903

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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
Posted by Michael | December 10, 2014
If you don't like lawyers, hire Michael Watts; he'll change your mind.
Michael was very personable and informative. In a stressful situation of being wrongfully sued for the first time, he was very patient, answered all our questions, and walked with us step by step throughout the process. I strongly urged the insurance company to go to court and not pay, because I had such faith in our case and our lawyer. I am confident we would have won, but the insurance company said there was a 10% chance we wouldn't, so they eventually settled. Without hesitation I recommend Michael Watts if you need a strong defense from a likable guy that is well qualified to protect your interests.
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Posted by Mike | December 8, 2014
Jaffe vs. Lange
Michael was extremely accomodating during the entire case. He communicated well and kept me in the loop the entire time regarding the process. He spent time with me, whenever necessary, and was always available to answer the numerous questions i had regarding the case as the process moved forward to a settlement. It was a pleasure to work with him and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him in the future.
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Posted by Ray | December 8, 2014
True Professional
Mr Watts represented my case. His knowledge of the law and how we would proceed were impressive. He was always responsive to my concerns/questions and very respectful of the confidential nature of the case. In the end, he saved me tens of thousands of dollars, possibly hundreds of thousands. Mr Watts is a true professional and I would definitely hire him again.
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Posted by Maria | February 9, 2015
Very satisfied with his responsiveness!
I was very satisfied with Michael's responsiveness, he always kept me well informed of any developments on my case. Never been exposed to any type of legal issues, he was able to explain things in clear language which made it easier for me to understand the whole process. Despite his busy schedule, Michael always took the time to call or e-mail me with updates.
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Posted by Nigel | May 23, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
INCOMPETENT LAW FIRM
DO NOT USE THIS LAW FIRM: I'm just a "pothead gaming youtuber" and I UTTERLY DESTROYED these losers and their demented clients in my court case against them for defamation. Jerome Acquino is literally the BIGGEST p***y and coward I have ever come across, all of the negative reviews about him being a coward and a liar and a cheat are all 100% true as I know from personal experience. He did the worst job of fighting for his own clients that I have ever seen from any "lawyer" and therefore handed me a legal victory on a silver platter, due to his sheer incompetence. The dude literally tried to use the "dog ate my homework" excuse when the judge in the case asked him why he didn't submit any evidence to the court. He tried to say that he "misread the forms" and that the "evidence is in the mail". This evidence of course never arrived and subsequently him and his clients were investigated for perjury by the courts. This guy should not be allowed to practice law. I made a mockery out of this dude and his entire practice of sub-par attorneys, and his clients paid out the wazoo for him to literally just bungle their case every step of the way.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Retherford, Mullen & Moore
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner - Trial Attorney
  • Retherford, Mullen & Moore, LLC
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Associate Trial Attorney
  • Retherford, Mullen & Moore, LLC
  • 2009 - 2016
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Fourth Judicial District Court
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Student Practice Act Intern
  • Colorado Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Pacific Legal Foundation
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law clerk
  • 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • University of Denver
  • J.D.
  • 2009
  • University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
  • B.A.
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Choice of law case
  • Favorable motion for client
  • Personal injury defense case
  • Favorable for client
  • Division of Civil Rights case
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance
  • Premium member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Hire Heroes USA
  • Volunteer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member - Membership Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member - Greater Colorado Chapter
  • 2017 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Colorado Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Scholastic Excellence Award, highest grade Criminal Procedure
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Liability
  • Legal liability for professional engineers
  • 2018
  • Key Malpractice Dangers
  • Legal Ethics
  • 2018
  • Attorney Social Media Mistakes
  • Attorney Social Media Mistakes
  • 2018
  • Key Malpractice Dangers: A Legal Ethics Guide
  • Key Malpractice Dangers: A Legal Ethics Guide
  • 2017
  • Legal Ethics - Top 10 Challenges
  • Top Challenges - Legal Ethics
  • 2016
  • Legal Ethics: Top Challenges
  • Attorney ethics
  • 2015
  • Mediation: Sooner is Better
  • Mediation of Civil Lawsuits
  • 2014
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association CLE
  • Expert Witness Transformation - Retained v. Non-retained
  • 2014
  • Fall Prevention Forum
  • Risk Management - Hospital Falls
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (14)
Endorse Michael
Litigation Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael Watts is a talented and dedicated litigator. I experienced his skillful and knowledgable representation of clients first-hand for several years as his colleague at Retherford, Mullen & Moore."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Michael on several cases where he acted as opposing counsel. Michael is a smart and skilled trial lawyer. More importantly, Michael has always been professional, courteous and good to his word."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Michael several years back. He is a highly intelligent and hard working attorney."
Litigation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Good attorney with strong understanding of civil law. Would recommend."
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