Michael WilmoreTrial Lawyer

My Story

Growing up in Parker, Colorado, I had no idea I wanted to be a lawyer. I spent high school playing music in a band with my friends and going to every metal and hardcore concert that came through town. I loved science in high school and thought I wanted to be a scientist. When I entered college at Pennsylvania State University, I wanted to study biochemistry and work in a lab. About three months in, I realized I never wanted to step foot in a lab again; instead, I wanted to help people.

That change eventually led me to return home and transfer to Colorado State University. In college, I became interested in law and decided to pursue a legal career at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. From my first day in law school, I knew I had found my passion. I realized just how powerful the law is. I knew I wanted to use that tool to help others and advocate for their needs.

I soon joined up with the Public Defender’s Office, representing indigent people accused of crimes. I worked for the Public Defender’s Office both summers during law school and accepted a job as a Public Defender immediately after law school. I loved representing my clients as a Public Defender. I learned from some of the most intelligent, passionate, and skilled lawyers at the Grand Junction Public Defender’s Office. I fought for hundreds of people facing charges from careless driving to first-degree murder. Leaving the Public Defender’s Office was the hardest decision I have ever made, and I would only ever leave for the perfect opportunity.

I found that perfect opportunity at Kalamaya | Goscha, where I found a group of people as passionate about fighting for people as I was. I’m excited to expand my practice and continue bringing the same passion I brought for my clients as a Public Defender to you.

When I’m not working, I’m usually spending time with my girlfriend and our three fur-children (two cats and a dog). I enjoy playing video games, reading, watching science fiction movies, going to a metal or hardcore concert (I never grew out of that), and spending time outside.

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