Michele Clark Law & Mediation specializes in:
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Transactional Services
- Volunteer work
My 19-year legal career has been varied and interesting—I have worked for nonprofit organizations, I have had my own practice, and my clients have covered the range of economic, racial and social spectra. I entered law to serve, and now I get to help people resolve their disputes in a self-determined way.
I’ve been practicing law since 1997, when I began working for nonprofit organizations, providing legal services to people with limited incomes who needed to access the justice system. After 9 years of excellent training and experience litigating on a shoestring, I opened a solo practice where I represented companies in civil litigation, criminal litigation, and administrative licensing matters. I continued to provide domestic relations services on a volunteer basis.
In early 2016, Michele Clark Law & Mediation was established. An adversary system like litigation does not always lead to sensible results. Resolving disputes through mediation offers the opportunity to get results of your choosing. My familiarity with litigation gives me insight into how legal disputes unfold, but mediation is a completely different process. As a mediator, I help both sides together think of solutions that work best for them. It is an art.
A solo practice works well because it allows me to devote the time and attention each client needs. Whether it is reviewing, writing and editing contracts, or mediating, Michele Clark Law & Mediation is flexible and personal enough to deliver the level of service clients deserve.
A short listing of important milestones:
- Established Michele Clark Law & Mediation in Colorado (2016) – Providing mediation services in business, domestic relations and civil disputes; transactional and contract services.
- Opened Michele Clark Law in Texas (2007) and Colorado (2011) – Provided a full range of general civil litigation services, transactional services, and representation in administrative hearings to individuals and small- to medium-sized business; business law; extensive involvement in a related series of statewide white collar crime felony cases; administrative law; legislative, statutory and administrative rule analysis; family law.
- Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (2001-2007) – As the Individual Rights Group Coordinator, I managed eight judicial and family law teams, representing youth and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
- SafePlace (1999-2001) – As Legal Services Director, I provided legal information and support to SafePlace staff, facilitating legal responsiveness to the needs of survivors of sexual and domestic violence. I also trained attorneys, law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges about the effects of domestic and sexual violence on the victims.
- I have a law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder, CO and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver.
- I am the chair of the Colorado Bar Association’s Solo-Small Firm Section Executive Council.
- I am Affiliate Faculty at Metro State University in Denver, teaching the Legal Environment of Business.
I’m conversant in Spanish and French.
In my free time, I can most often be found mountain biking or downhill skiing.