Feeley, Michael F.

Mike Feeley provides representation before the Colorado legislative and executive branches for clients such as FedEx, Comcast, SAS, Colorado State University, Fidelity Investments and the Colorado Auto Dealers Association. Mike formerly co-chaired the firm’s national Government Relations Department and has represented clients in Washington DC, Sacramento and Santa Fe.

Mike served in the Colorado State Senate from 1993 to 2001 and was selected by his caucus to serve as the Senate Minority Leader for seven of his eight years in office, from 1994 to 2001. As a member of the General Assembly's Executive Committee, Mike was responsible for policy and administrative oversight of the Colorado Legislature. During his last year in office, in a Rocky Mountain News survey of his Senate colleagues, Mike was chosen as the Senate's "Most Effective Member," a remarkable honor for a member of the minority party.

Mike is also a member of the firm's Litigation Group. Since his admission to the Colorado Bar in 1982, he has successfully tried cases at all levels of state and federal court. After receiving his Master of Laws in Taxation, Mike practiced in the tax department of a major national firm. Mike's current practice draws upon a diverse and unique experience. He meets client objectives by providing a full range of options through business, litigation and governmental strategies.

Mike has remained active in the public policy arena and has served in appointed state positions under Democratic and Republican administrations.

Representative Matters
  • On behalf of the City of Colorado Springs, secured $9M for a new cybersecurity intelligence center in partnership with the University of Colorado and federal Department of Defense and amended legislation to reduce the regulatory burden on the City’s Fire Department and EMS responders.

  • On behalf of the trade association, CINEMA, spearheaded and successfully passed first-of-its-kind in the nation legislation to promote movie and television production in Colorado that had been attempted by other lobbying entities for the prior seven years without success. Since that time, worked with the Governor and Office of Economic Development and International Trade to secure over $15M in funding for the movie and television rebate program. Recently secured $5.3M in state funding for the rebate program which resulted in Quentin Tarantino choosing Telluride, Colorado as the location for directing his 8th feature film, The Hateful Eight.

News & Events

Board Member, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Board Member, West Metro Fire Protection District
Board Member, Special District Association of Colorado
Board Member, Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado
Former Board Member, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce


United States Marine Corps, 1971-1974

Publications & Presentations
  • LL.M. in Taxation, 2003, University of Denver
  • J.D., 1982, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • B.A., 1977, magna cum laude, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2020

  •  Government Relations Lawyer of the Year, Denver, 2014, 2018, 2020

5280 Top Lawyers, Government Relations, 2015-2020

2014 Barrister's Best Government Lawyer, Colorado Law Week


Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association