Jane Michalakes

Family Law Attorney

My Clients Tell Me Their Goals And I Do All I Can To Achieve Them

Jane Michalakes joins Halligan LLC with an eclectic set of skills and experiences that fit us like a glove.

As an English and Anthropology double major at the University of Colorado, she honed her writing and critical thinking skills. She developed a passionate interest in domestic violence issues that convinced her to head for law school with the goal of becoming a family law attorney.

Law school – at the University of Denver – reinforced her decision. Jane was enamored with family law even while embarking on a series of internships, including with Colorado Legal Services and Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic. She is devoted to helping her clients understand the milestones and decisions that need to be made throughout their case so they can feel satisfied with their results and put their challenging situations behind them.

Since Jane graduated and was admitted to the Colorado Bar, she has gained wide-ranging experience in every area of family law. She has settled divorce and child custody matters through negotiation and mediation as well as litigating issues where “my client and the opposing party were just too far apart to work it out.”

Jane is comfortable with any law family scenario. Her philosophy is concise: “All I want is a good outcome for my clients. I want them to be happy with the decisions they have to make throughout the process. I work for them; they tell me their goals and I do all I can to achieve them.”

When Jane is not helping our clients, she does yoga, runs, and explores the greater Denver area with her fiancé, Alex and their two dogs. She is equally devoted to True Crime documentaries, Amazon’s The Expanse, and the Rockies. Jane and Alex are regular Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia goers . . . and, yes, they do pretty well.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado Bar, 2016

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court
  • Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee


  • University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D.
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A.
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