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2014 Top Attorneys in Colorado Springs

Sometimes the need for an attorney is more than evident: when you’ve been served with a lawsuit, or when you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime. But keep in mind that people hire lawyers for advice and expertise all of the time, in all kinds of situations. While you may be able to get through a legal problem without hiring an attorney, you should always remember that when you represent yourself, you might have a “fool for a client.”

One of the first things to ask yourself when considering legal representation is: “What’s at stake?” When your finances or liberties are in serious jeopardy, the obvious answer is to get help.

In order to aid our readers in such situations, Colorado Springs Style has undertaken the task of asking local attorneys, in a confidential peer-to-peer review, who they would recommend should a friend or family member require legal assistance - their picks comprising this year’s list of TOP ATTORNEYS in Colorado Springs.

How Was the List Created?

Who conducted the survey? Colorado Springs Style, working in association with the El Paso County Bar Association, conducted the survey.

Who was surveyed? Approximately 1,100 licensed attorneys in El Paso County were invited via email to complete the survey, with electronic reminders sent by the El Paso County Bar Association encouraging participation. In addition, attorneys were asked to forward the online voting information to their colleagues.

What instructions were they given in order to complete the survey? Voting was held online from October 25 through November 3, 2013. Attorneys who visited the site were instructed to enter the names of up to three nominees in each specified field. All attorneys in El Paso County in good standing were available for selection. Voting was limited to attorneys only; all other votes were discounted.

Did attorneys vote only on their own specified field of law? No, attorneys could vote across the board.

Are the attorneys listed in any particular order? The attorneys are listed by their specified fields of law in alphabetical order.

Were respondents allowed to make comments? This is a straight listing; therefore no comments were allowed to influence the final list.

How is this an objective listing? The field of law is a profession that relies heavily on attorneys referring to one another. Peer review is a very effective method of determining who is outstanding in the field, since it’s based on the opinions of those in the know: their colleagues.

Was any additional research done on those nominated? Once the ballots were complete, each nominee was carefully evaluated on the basis of the survey results, the legitimacy of their license, and their current standing with the El Paso County Bar Association.

Can attorneys pay to be on The List? No compensation of any kind is taken from attorneys in return for being included in The List, nor were attorneys paid for their participation in the survey.

ADR/MEDIATION LAW

Anderson, Douglas E. / Divorce with Dignity, Inc. 
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-578-3354

Joe A. Cannon / Joe A Cannon, L.L.C
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 800
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-955-7899

Hornbostel, William J. 
24 S. Weber St. Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-473-9908

Shields, Edward M. / Edward M. Shields, P.C.
10 Boulder Crescent Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-577-4460

APPPELLATE / APPEALS

Johnson, Scott W. / Sparks Willson Borges Brandt & Johnson, P.C.
24 S. Weber St. Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-5700

Migliaccio, Davide C. / Attorney at Law
6547 N. Academy Blvd. Suite 551
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
719-632-6400

Sargent, Walter H. / Walter H Sargent P.C.
1632 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
719-577-4510

West, Daniel A. / Beltz & West, P.C.
729 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-473-4444

BANKRUPTCY

Cloyes, Sean M. / Kinnaird Cloyes & Kinnaird, P.C.
415 W. Bijou St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
719-520-0003

Eastlack, John C. P.C.
2125 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
719-597-8085

Swift, Stephen H. / The Law Office of Stephen H. Swift P.C.
733 E. Costilla St. Suites A & B
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-520-0164

Tuft, Hans C. / Torbet & Tuft, L.L.C.
2 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 320
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-475-9300

BUSINESS LAW

Dubois, Matthew R. / Matt Dubois, P.C.
2303 Cinnabar Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
719-651-7243

Duve, James C. / James C Duve, P.C.
1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Suite 321
Chapel Hills Atrium
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-578-5800

McDermott, C. David / Susemihl McDermott & Cowan, P.C.
660 Southpointe Ct. Suite 210
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-579-6500

Mulliken, Steven K. / Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C.
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-635-8750

Shields, Edward M. / Edward M. Shields P.C.
10 Boulder Crescent Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-577-4460

Sparks, Ben / Sparks Willson Borges Brandt and Johnson P.C.
24 S. Weber St. Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-5700

Steigerwald, David P. / Sparks Willson Borges Brandt and Johnson P.C.
24 S. Weber St. Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-5700

Weiner, Murray I. / Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-635-8750

CHURCH LAW

Hall, Eric V. / Lewis Roca Rothgerber, L.L.P.
90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-386-3000

Nussbaum, L. Martin / Lewis Roca Rothgerber, L.L.P.
90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-386-3000

Sparks, Dustin R. / Law Office of Brad A. Miller
P.O. Box 2661
Monument, CO 80132
303-727-0240

CIVIL LITIGATION

Johnson, Scott W. / Sparks Willson Borges Brandt & Johnson, P.C.
24 S. Weber St. Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-5700

Gleason, Edward A. / Lewis Roca Rothgerber, L.L.P.

90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-386-3000

Weiner, Murray I. / Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet P.C.
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-635-8750

COLLECTIONS

Davidson, Kenneth E. / Kenneth E. Davidson Attorney at Law
305 Main St. Suite A
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
719-390-7811

CONSTRUCTION LAW

Berg, Jr., Karl A. / Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C.
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-635-8750

CONTRACT LAW

Koultchitzka, Virjinia V., Alpern Myers Stuart, L.L.C.
14 N. Sierra Madre  St. Suite A
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-7955

COPYRIGHT LAW

Gould, Linda F. / Gould Whitley & Marshall
1665 Briargate Blvd. Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-531-0994

Speer, Brenda L. / Brenda L. Speer, L.L.C.
29 E. Moreno Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-381-1708

CORPORATE LAW

Sparks, Ben / Sparks Willson Borges Brandt & Johnson, P.C.
24 S. Weber St. Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-5700

Steigerwald, David P. / Sparks Willson Borges Brandt & Johnson, P.C.
24 S. Weber St. Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-5700

CRIMINAL LAW

Clawson, Michael M. / Clawson & Clawson, L.L.P.
115 E. Vermijo Ave. Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-1848

Farry, Edward T. / Law Office of Edward T. Farry, Jr.P.C.
214 E. Dale St. Suite 210
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-578-2000

Kay, Daniel G. / Daniel G. Kay, P.C.
318 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-635-3611

Mika, Patrick D. / Mika & Associates, P.C.
630 N. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-473-1500

Pearson, Jeffrey A.
105 E. Vermijo
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
719-520-6000

Werner, Matthew J. / Alpern Myers Stuart L.L.C.
14 N. Sierra Madre St. Suite A
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-7955

DISABILITY LAW

Agee, Alan M. / Alan M. Agee, P.C.
512 S. 8th St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
719-473-1515

Stasiuk, Tomasz M. / Stasiuk Firm P.C.
422 E. Vermijo Suite 3081
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-359-9311

DUI LAW

Bussey, Timothy R. / The Bussey Law Firm, P.C.
12 E. Boulder St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-475-2555

Clawson, Matthew C. / Clawson & Clawson, L.L.P.
115 E. Vermijo Ave. Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-1848

Clawson, Michael M. / Clawson & Clawson, L.L.P.
115 E. Vermijo Ave. Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-1848

Heim, Geoffrey S. / Geoff Heim, Attorney, L.L.C.
115 E. Costilla St., Ste 1
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-582-2765     24/7

Rue, Mark J. / 90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 820
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-635-1136

Thom, Norman R. / Daniel, Thom & Katzman p.c.
320 S. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-578-1183

EDUCATION LAW

Dude, Cynthia M. / Anderson, Dude & Lebel, P.C.
111 S. Tejon St. Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-632-3545

ELDER LAW

Marshall, Wayne M. / Gould, Whitley & Marshall
1665 Briargate Blvd. Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO  80920
719-531-0994

Kirtland, Michael A. / Kirtland & Seal, L.L.C
90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 480
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
719-448-0734

Seal, Catherine A. / Kirtland & Seal, L.L.C.
90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 480
Colorado Springs, CO 80901
719-448-0734

Vanetta-Perry, Lynn
315 E. San Miguel St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-636-2003

Whitley, Jill M. / Gould Whitley& Marshall
1665 Briargate Blvd. Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
719-531-0994

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Dell’Olio, Donna E. / Cornish & Dell’Olio
431 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 1
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-475-1204

Deeny, Raymond M. / Sherman & Howard, L.L.C.
90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 1500
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-475-2440

Kalmanowitz, Ian D., Cornish & Dell’Olio
431 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 1
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-475-1204

FAMILY LAW

Clawson, Matthew C. / Clawson & Clawson, L.L.P.
115 E. Vermijo Ave. Suite 101
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-1848

Dailey, Lisa M. / Lisa M. Dailey, P.C.
526 S. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-473-0884

Henley, Thomas C. / Henley & Henley Gatz, P.C
802 Cheyenne Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
719-471-4782

Johnson, David M. / Johnson and Cord, P.C.
24 S. Weber St. Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-4034

Luchetta, Michael L. / Weeks and Luchetta, L.L.P.
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 910
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-578-5600

Wilson, Jeanne M. / Law Office of Jeanne M. Wilson
1160 Lake Plaza Dr. Suite 229
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
719-475-1495

GENERAL PRACTICE

Donley, Jack A. / Donley Law, P.C.
24 S. Weber St. Suite 300
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-471-1662

Martin, III, J.C. “Pit” / Law Office of J.C. “Pit” Martin
723 S. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-578-5455

Tuft, Hans C. / Torbet & Tuft, L.L.C.
2 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 320
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-475-9300

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS

Lucy, Charles R.  / Holland & Hart, L.L.P.
90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 1000
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-475-6447

GUARDIAN AD LITEM

Finkelstein, Leo L. / Attorney at Law, P.C.
111 E. Dale St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-633-7200

Martin, Patricia L. / Patricia Martin Law
6660 Delmonico Dr. Suite D475
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719-433-7595

GUARDIANSHIP

Griffith, E. David
231 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-219-0772

HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION LAW

Lebel, Stephen J. / Anderson, Dude & Lebel, P.C.
111 S. Tejon St. Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-632-3545

Rioth, Lenard D. / Anderson, Dude & Lebel P.C.
111 S. Tejon St. Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-632-3545

IMMIGRATION LAW

Deere, Josh / Deere Law, L.L.C.
2 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 1220
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-633-3377

Pavri, Eric H. / Hanes & Bartels, L.L.C.
Alamo Corporate
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 800
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-260-7900

INTELLECTUAL LAW

Pifher, Wendy J. / Holland & Hart, L.L.P.
90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 1000
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-475-6465

LANDLORD LAW

Rupp, William D. / William Dennis Rupp P.C.
311 S. Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-633-7877

LEGAL MALPRACTICE

LeHouillier, Patric J. / LeHouillier & Associates, P.C.
455 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Suite 103
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-1330

Sears, Lance M. / Sears & Swanson, P.C.
2 N. Cascade Ave. Suite 1250
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-1984

MILITARY LAW

Graham, Carl O. / Black & Graham, L.L.C.
128 S. Tejon St. Suite 410
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-328-1616

MUNICIPAL LAW

Ziegler, M. Allen / Alpern Myers Stuart L.L.C.
14 N Sierra Madre St. Suite A
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-7955

NON-PROFIT LAW

Miller, Brad A. 
5665 Vessey Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80908
719-338-4189

PERSONAL INJURY LAW

Craw, Gary S. / Gaddis Kin, Herd & Craw, P.C.
118 S Wahsatch Ave. Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-3848

Herd, Thomas J. / Gaddis Kin Herd & Craw, P.C.
118 S. Wahsatch Ave. Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-3848

Pressman, Glenn S. / Melat Pressman & Higbie, L.L.P.
711 S. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-475-0304

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY LAW

Sears, Lance M. / Sears & Swanson P.C.
2 N Cascade Ave. Suite 1250
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-1984

REAL ESTATE LAW

Jolivet, Caroleen F. / Mulliken Weiner Berg & Jolivet, P.C.
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 900
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-635-8750

Murphy, Paul L. 
611 N. Weber St. Suite 104
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-3389

Wright, Bruce M. / Flynn Wright & Fredman, L.L.C.
111 S. Tejon St. Suite 202,
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-578-8444

SOCIAL SECURITY LAW

Haller, Paul H. / Weddell & Haller, P.C.
722 N. Weber St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-633-6464

Mullens, Steven U. / Steven U. Mullens, P.C.
105 E. Moreno St. 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-632-5001

TAXATION LAW

Karsh, Randolph M. / Sparks Willson, Borges, Brandt & Johnson P.C.
24 South Weber Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-5700

Mahaffey, H. William, Lewis / Roca & Rothgerber, L.L.C.
90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-386-3000

Mundt, James A., James A. Mundt, P.L.L.C. 121 E. Vermijo Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-578-1152

Willson, Robert M. / Sparks Willson, Borges, Brandt & Johnson P.C.
24 South Weber Suite 400
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-5700

TRAFFIC LAW

Thom, Norman R. / Daniel Thom & Katzman, P.C.
320 N Nevada Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-578-1183

WATER LAW

Culichia, James W. / Felt Monson & Culichia, L.L.C.
319 N. Weber St. 
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-471-1212

Felt, James G. / Felt Monson & Culichia, L.L.C.
319 N. Weber St.
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-471-1212

MacDougall, Malcolm E. / MacDougall Woldridge & Worley, P.C.
530 Communication Cir. Suite 204
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
719-520-9288

Worley, Henry D. / Worley Law Firm L.L.C.
611 N. Weber St. Suite 104
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-634-8330

WILLS TRUST AND ESTATE LAW

Buell, Bruce T. / Buell & Ezell, L.L.P.
24 S. Weber St. Suite 375
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-4544

Eastland, Henry B. / Henry B. Eastland P.C.
Attorney at Law
711 S. Tejon St. Suite 205
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-578-0035

Gaddis, Larry R. / Gaddis Kin Herd & Craw, P.C.
118 S. Wahsatch St. Suite 100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-471-3848

Keene, Kenneth P. / Keene & Sparks, L.L.P.
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 460
Colorado Springs, CO  80903
719-577-4800

Kent, Stanley C. / Stanley C. Kent, P.C.
90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 1210
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-577-4414

Sparks, Beth M. / Keene & Sparks, L.L.P.
102 S. Tejon St. Suite 460
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-577-4800

WORKERS COMPENSATION LAW

Shakeshaft, Kenneth J. / Shakeshaft Law Firm
1935 Jamboree Dr. Suite 202
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
800-383-5886

Wedell, Douglas A. / Weddell & Haller, P.C.
722 N. Weber St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
719-633-6464