Michael R. Taylor (“Mike”) joined Woody Law Firm in November of 2016 as an associate attorney. Mike grew up in Arvada, Colorado, and has lived in Denver Metro Area his entire life. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Denver, Mike worked in retail management and as a land surveyor in the mountains of Colorado. Having seen the beauty the Colorado mountains offer, and the consequences of failure to protect that beauty, Mike decided to attend law school and study environmental law. However, after internships in the private sector as well as with the Environmental Protection Agency, Mike determined he was more suited to practice what he calls “people law.”
After graduating law school and passing the bar exam in 2010, Mike began a legal fellowship in the domestic divisions of the Arapahoe County District Court in Colorado’s 18th judicial district. After six months as a fellow, Mike was hired as a law clerk for two judges, the Honorable Angela R. Arkin (Ret.) and the Honorable Richard B. Caschette (Ret.), in Douglas County District Court, also in Colorado’s 18th judicial district. Upon completion of two years as a law clerk, Mike began his private career practicing family and domestic law and has been litigating for almost 100% of his practice ever since.
Mike will almost always counsel clients to stay out of court, where the judge’s decision can be difficult to predict. However, if a satisfactory resolution cannot be reached out of court, Mike will aggressively advocate for you and your family in court.
Mike loves Colorado, the outdoors, his wife, and his pets – Kira the dog and Cassius the cat. Mike is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and has been recognized by Boulder County Legal Services for his work with low-income and pro bono clients in Boulder County.