Smith, Michael P.

U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Division

Mike Smith brings strong leadership skills and an eye for detail to his practice focused on the complex legal and business ramifications of environmental regulations. He has experience working on cases involving land use, water rights, water quality, protected species, floodplains, cultural resources, public lands, and federal and state rulemaking. 

Mike’s pro bono work includes representing veterans and military service members in litigation and assisting various nonprofits with their formation, governance, and operations.

Prior to joining the firm, Mike worked as a law clerk at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Department of Justice, and the Colorado Governor’s Office. While in school, Mike also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and worked as a student attorney in the Georgetown Social Enterprise & Nonprofit Law Clinic.

Mike is a former Captain in the U.S. Army Infantry, where he served two combat tours in Iraq. Using his fluency in French, Mike also briefly served as a Peace Support Operations Trainer in two African countries to support peacekeeping missions in Somalia. 

Previous Experience

U.S. Army, 4th Infantry Division

News & Events
Community

Governing Council Member & Volunteer Committee Member, American Red Cross – Behind the Red

Defense Council Member, Truman National Security Project

Environmental Sustainability Committee, Colorado Bar Association, 2016-2017

Volunteer, Colorado Lawyers Committee Legal Night Clinics

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2015, Georgetown University Law Center
  • M.B.A., 2011, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • B.S., 2006, with honors, United States Military Academy at West Point
Admissions
  • Colorado
Recognition

Impact Denver 2017, Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation

ABA Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award

Editor-in-Chief, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review (now Georgetown Environmental Law Review)

Georgetown Global Law Scholar

Georgetown Law Exceptional Pro Bono Pledge Honoree

Membership

American Bar Association

Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

El Paso County Bar Association