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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Partner - Trial Attorney||Retherford, Mullen & Moore, LLC||2016 - Present|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Colorado Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|El Paso County Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|2015CV30637||Verdict for my client|
|Hospital case||Favorable for client|
|2013CV550||Defense verdict on statutory bad faith claims|
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|University of Denver||N/A||J.D.||2009|
|University of Colorado - Colorado Springs||Economics and Political Science||B.A.||2006|
|Top Client Challenges||Attorney Ethics||2016|
|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|
Posted by Maria
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.
Posted by Michael
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.
Posted by Mike
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.