Michael R. McCormick

Michael McCormick

Email : mmccormick@montgomerylittle.com

Educational Background

2001    J.D.
University of Denver School of Law

1994    B.A.
University of Colorado
Political Science

Professional Experience and Areas of Concentration

Michael McCormick defends professionals including attorneys, appraisers, and real estate brokers against professional liability, malpractice, and disciplinary actions.  He also practices real estate litigation and represents landowners in eminent domain cases against governmental entities such as CDOT and RTD.  Michael also litigates cases relating to businesses, contracts, torts, and employment matters.

Michael is a member of the Colorado Bar Association’s Professional Liability Committee, the CBA Eminent Domain Committee, and an affiliate member of the Colorado Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.  He is a former co-editor of the CBA Eminent Domain Committee Newsletter.  He has served as faculty multiple times at the annual Colorado Eminent Domain Continuing Legal Education Conference.  Michael is admitted to practice in Colorado, Wyoming, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Michael formerly worked as an Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Attorney General’s Office where he represented the Colorado Department of Transportation.  He also served on the CDOT Legislative Review Executive Committee and as counsel for the Colorado Tolling Enterprise.

Michael graduated seventh in his class from the University of Denver College of Law. During law school, Michael was a Chancellor’s Scholar and was awarded the Order of Saint Ives and three Academic Excellence Awards.

Michael is an active competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. 

Publications

  • Staying Professional by Michael L. McCormick, The Docket, Denver Bar Association, April 2016
  • Drafting Condemnation Clauses for Leases in Colorado – Issues and Strategies, Colorado Lawyer, January 2014, Vol. 43, No. 1
  • Kelo Confined - Colorado Safeguards Against Condemnation for Public-Private Transportation Projects, Colorado Lawyer, March 2008, Vol. 37, No. 3

Presentations

  • Ethics for Attorneys, Professionalism, Colorado Eminent Domain Conference (April 3, 2017)
  • Going Public (or Private?) - Public-Private Partnerships and the Use of Eminent Domain, Colorado Eminent Domain Conference (April 24, 2015)
  • Negotiating Condemnation Clauses, Colorado Real Estate Symposium (July 10, 2014)
  • Preparing for a Pending Acquisition - Strategies for the Government and for Landowners, Colorado Eminent Domain Conference (August 2, 2012)