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About me

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 advise clients in the area of intellectual property.


I am married, have two sons, and two dogs. My wife and I have both lived in Colorado for over 20 years. I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, weight lifting, and writing music.  


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    7 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 15%
    7 years
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    7 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 10%
    7 years
  5. Intellectual Property: 10%
    7 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Stephen Anthony Longo

    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.


    Stephen Longo Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Roger John Lucas

    I endorse this lawyer. I met Michael several years back. He is a highly intelligent and hard working attorney.


    Roger Lucas Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Retherford, Mullen & Moore, LLC

2925 Professional Place, Suite 202
Colorado Springs, CO, 80904


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2016
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarColorado Super Lawyers2014
Scholastic Excellence Award, highest grade Criminal ProcedureUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner - Trial AttorneyRetherford, Mullen & Moore, LLC2016 - Present
Associate Trial AttorneyRetherford, Mullen & Moore, LLC2009 - 2016
Judicial Law ClerkFourth Judicial District Court2008 - 2008
Student Practice Act InternColorado Public Defender's Office2008 - 2008
Law ClerkPacific Legal Foundation2007 - 2007
Law clerk18th Judicial District Attorney's Office2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Claims Litigation Management AlliancePremium member2015 - Present
Hire Heroes USAVolunteer2015 - Present
Colorado Defense Lawyers AssociationMember - Membership Committee2011 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Colorado Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
El Paso County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
10cv4671Defense verdict for my client at trial
11cv2644Motion to Dismiss granted.
10cv5209Summary Judgment granted for client
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2009
University of Colorado - Colorado SpringsEconomics and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2006
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Top Client ChallengesAttorney Ethics2016
Legal Ethics: Top ChallengesAttorney ethics2015
Mediation: Sooner is BetterMediation of Civil Lawsuits2014
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association CLEExpert Witness Transformation - Retained v. Non-retained2014
Fall Prevention ForumRisk Management - Hospital Falls2013