Mike

Mike provides representation before the Colorado legislative and executive branches for clients such as FedEx, Comcast, SAS, Colorado State University, Corrections Corporation of America and the Colorado Auto Dealers Association. At the federal level, he leads the Brownstein team providing representation for the City of Aurora, Colorado and Jefferson County, Colorado. Mike formerly co-chaired the firm’s national Government Relations Department.

Mike served in the Colorado State Senate from 1993 to 2001 and was selected by his caucus to serve as the Senate Minority Leader for seven of his eight years in office, from 1994 to 2001. As a member of the General Assembly's Executive Committee, Mike was responsible for policy and administrative oversight of the Colorado Legislature. During his last year in office, in a Rocky Mountain News survey of his Senate colleagues, Mike was chosen as the Senate's "Most Effective Member," a remarkable honor for a member of the minority party.

Mike is also a member of the firm's Litigation Group. Since his admission to the Colorado Bar in 1982, he has successfully tried cases at all levels of state and federal court. After receiving his Master of Laws in Taxation, Mike practiced in the tax department of a major national firm. Mike's current practice draws upon a diverse and unique experience. He meets client objectives by providing a full range of options through business, litigation and governmental strategies.

Mike has remained active in the public policy arena and has served in appointed state positions under Democratic and Republican administrations.

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Community

Board Member, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Board Member, Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado

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United States Marine Corps, 1971-1974

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 1982, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • LL.M., 2003, University of Denver
  • B.A., 1977, magna cum laude, University of Colorado at Boulder
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
Recognition

5280 Top Lawyers, Government Relations, 2015

Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2015

Denver Government Relations Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2014

2014 Barrister's Best Government Lawyer, Colorado Law Week

Membership

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

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