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undefinedMeet Michael C. Morphew, Esq.

Helping Clients Reach Fair Solutions

I have been practicing law with my office in Boulder Colorado since 1974. I have lived in Boulder since 1966, when I first came here as an undergraduate at the University of Colorado. After graduating from law school in 1974, I had lived in Boulder for longer than any other place in my entire life because my father was in the military and we frequently moved. Boulder was and is my home.

During the first few years of my practice, I worked for a number of different attorneys in Boulder primary handling family law matters. In 1978 I accepted a position with the Boulder County District Attorney’s office in their child support enforcement unit, and was responsible for between 3,000 and 4,000 cases. I remained a deputy district attorney for about a year and then became associated with Thomas Day who, at that time, had been a long-time domestic relations lawyer in Boulder. Since my employment in the District Attorney’s office in 1978 my practice has been largely limited to family law issues although, from time to time, I help friends out on other legal matters.

Frequently, potential clients call and ask about my “style” or approach. Well, I’d say my style and approach depends upon your particular situation and unique needs, as I’m quite flexible and able to adjust my style accordingly. My overall philosophy is to make every effort to resolve the issues in each person’s situation in an affordable and cost effective manner that’s also creative and addresses that client’s particular needs… all in the name of fairness.

In family law, I believe the children should come first. I decline to use children as levers in order to gain an advantage on matters not related to the children (property division, debt division, and so on). It’s important that parents recognize and understand that parents do not get a divorce — spouses divorce. For this reason it’s crucial for the parents to maintain as great a degree of amicability as possible and to avoid hostility, particularly in the presence of their children. It’s not fair to the children to encourage or create a fight. For me, the children come first.

While it’s my preference to work together with the attorney representing my client’s spouse and make every effort to creatively resolve their particular issues, I have no hesitation in preparing a case for trial and presenting my client’s position to a judge for their decision. Litigation is the fun part of what we do. I enjoy it but don’t encourage it.

Let’s face reality and be honest; there are times when two spouses or parents simply cannot reach an agreement and need the Court to make the ultimate decision. While litigation may be enjoyable for the attorneys, it’s certainly not a pleasant experience for the parties involved; it is very stressful and traumatic. If the people involved are also parents, litigation tends to push them further apart and as each assumes contrary positions and arguments, they become polarized and the conflict often continues well into the future.

Contact our firm at (303) 622-3828 today. We can help you!

Why Hire Michael C. Morphew?

  • Family Oriented

    We prioritize the highest degree of amicability for the sake of maintaining peace for the entire family, especially children.

  • Personalized Approach

    Our philosophy is to approach each family's situation in a manner that is creative and addresses that client's particular needs.

  • 45 Years' Experience

    Since 1979, our attorneys have seen it all. We cannot be blindsided and know how to treat any situation with knowledge and professionalism.

Honest Reviews
from Families like Yours

  • I would highly recommend Michael for representation. He's the best!

    “Michael is very knowledgeable, extremely fair and quick to respond when I emailed questions to him.”

    Lisa P.

  • Excellent mediator.

    “Excellent mediator: even-handed for both parties and eliminates the costly drain of two litigating lawyers reducing the net settlement.”

    Ralph G.

  • Kind, highly competent, pragmatic, smart and skilled.

    “Michael is kind, highly competent, pragmatic, smart and skilled. Cannot speak highly enough of him and the sincere dedication and genuine care he's bestowed upon my family.”

    Jessie L.

  • My kids and I will always be grateful for it.

    ““We don’t live in a perfect world, but you did have a positive impact on the world of my kids and I will always be grateful for it.””

    Former Client

  • Knowledgeable and Experienced.

    “Michael is knowledgeable, experienced and a good listener.”

    Former Client

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