Michael Wilmore Trial Attorney

Phone
970.235.8039

E-mail
mwilmore@kalamaya.law

Family Law & Criminal Defense

Michael Wilmore is an advocate for you. Michael focuses on criminal defense, DUI defense, and family law.

Michael knows that entering the legal system is a confusing, stressful, and often terrifying experience. Whether your freedom, marriage, children, or finances are at risk, picking up the phone to call a lawyer is something that no one enjoys doing. Michael makes his clients feel at ease starting with his initial conversations with them ensuring that they understand the process and that his clients know they have a strong advocate fighting for their interests.

Background

Before joining Kalamaya | Goscha, Michael worked as a Deputy State Public Defender in Grand Junction, Colorado. As a Public Defender, Michael represented hundreds of people accused of committing crimes. Michael spent the majority of his time as a Public Defender representing people charged with the most serious felony offenses in Colorado.

Michael took 18 cases to trial, of which 11 were for felony charges. Michael’s trial experience includes representing clients accused of First-Degree Murder, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Robbery, Domestic Violence Assault, Drug Possession and Distribution, DUI, and other offenses. The majority of Michael’s trials resulted in acquittals, or outcomes that were better than the prosecutor’s plea offer. Michael also negotiated positive pretrial outcomes in hundreds of cases, including complete dismissal of charges and pretrial diversions.

During his time as a Public Defender, Michael attended numerous trainings on different areas of criminal law, including DUI defense, mental health defenses, litigating access to police officers’ misconduct records, among other topics. Michael also led trainings on giving persuasive opening statements and closing arguments, case file organization, and raising constitutional challenges.

In the legal system, knowledge and preparation are the keys to a successful outcome. Michael works as diligently and efficiently as possible to be the most knowledgeable and prepared person in court. 

A Unique Approach for You

Michael effectively and persuasively tells his clients’ stories to juries, prosecutors, opposing counsel, and judges to illuminate the fact that his clients are unique individuals with unique needs, rather than a case number. Each client has different goals; Michael works as hard as possible to achieve those goals. Michael pursues creative strategies to try to resolve cases without extensive litigation. If negotiations fail, Michael has the experience and skill to zealously represent his clients at trial.

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Education
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    • J.D. in 2017
    • Graduated in the top 3% of class
    • Order of the Coif
    • Outstanding Student Attorney award from the Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Colorado State University
    • B.S. in Psychology in 2014
    • Cum Laude
    • Studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain
Affiliations
  • American Bar Association, member
  • Colorado Bar Association, member
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, member