Michelle Searcy

Family Law Attorney

Talk to our attorney Michelle Searcy for a few minutes and you’ll come to one inescapable conclusion: she’s a real person. She listens, talks, and empathizes with her clients like a regular person. Just one who happens to know Colorado divorce law like the back of her hand.

Michelle is here to “guide clients to a place where they are no longer bogged down, lost in the weeds of the situation and process, to the place they want to be – a happier future,”

A few things you should know about Michelle – she was adopted, then watched as her parents went through a very ugly divorce. She’s seen the worst of family law up close and very personally, she will do everything she can to keep her clients away from that.

Along the way, though, her clients need to be prepared to hear the truth. Michelle is real, empathetic, and knows that the absolute worst thing that can happen to a family law client is not knowing where their matter stands at any given time. That doesn’t mean when depositions or court or mediation hearings are scheduled – it means telling them where their case is weak and where it’s strong. It’s knowing what’s realistic and unrealistic as the case moves forward.

It’s about telling the truth – good, bad, or indifferent – about the case regardless of other considerations.

Michelle’s clients are never surprised, something that should be the goal of every family law attorney but can only be accomplished by a lawyer who also happens to be a very real person.

When a matter reaches its conclusion and a client is able to move on to a new life, well Michelle describes that as. “Truly a joy to see.”

Michelle and her husband have a twelve-year old child and dogs. They are obviously busy but do get time to hike and hit the pool.

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado State Bar, 2007


  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D.
  • Colorado State University, B.A.
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Client Testimonials

    I am so thankful to have had Gavin, Laura, and the rest of Halligan LLC in my corner during a very difficult process. At the end of the day, I can honestly say that I got almost everything I desired including a great parenting plan that will allow me to have as much time with my son as possible.

    I give them my highest possible recommendation. My divorce had some complicating factors including children, a variety of asset types, and partial ownership of a business which needed to be addressed. Gavin and her team were always knowledgeable and prepared for every step in the process.

    Simply put, Gavin made my ex-wife's lawyer look like a guy who got his degree from a mail order catalog! Though he supposedly had been in practice for 30 years, Gavin mopped the floor with him! She countered every demand that my ex and her lawyer made with law that backed my position and she gave me awesome advice on how to respond to their attempts at extortion. In the end, my ex ended up with less than she had before she got greedy.