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Michelle Smith

Smith & Mitchell, LLC

Michelle Smith

Smith & Mitchell, LLC

Michelle Smith

Smith & Mitchell, LLC

A planner and protector by nature, I enjoy helping clients whether they are planning their family's future and their own retirement or trying to determine the best option in the midst of a family medical crisis. Either way, everything I do is about connecting with my clients and helping them achieve some peace of mind.

I grew up in the Dallas, Texas area, and went to law school at the University of Utah. During law school, I volunteered with the Senior Law Project at Utah Legal Services and served as a judicial intern for Administrative Law Judge Harvey Sweitzer at the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Hearings and Appeals - Probate Hearings Division. I also worked as a graduate research assistant to Professor Lee Hollaar at the University of Utah, for whom I reviewed and edited the intellectual property treatise, “Legal Protection of Digital Information” (BNA Books, 2002).

I practiced in Texas for several years, where I was regularly appointed by the Dallas County Probate Courts as an attorney ad litem in both guardianship and probate matters. I moved to Colorado in early 2009, and joined a small elder law firm. I'm now Senior Counsel and the Managing Member of Smith & Mitchell, LLC.

Practice Areas

- Estate Planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney)

- Medicaid Planning & Eligibility

- Asset Protection

- Special Needs Planning

- Probate

- Guardianship

- Conservatorship

Bar Admissions

- Colorado, 2002

- Texas, 2004


- University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law - J.D. (2001)

- University of Texas at Arlington - B.A. in History, with honors (1994)

Professional Memberships

- Colorado Bar Association

- State Bar of Texas

- Lawyers with Purpose

- Arapahoe County Bar Association

- Colorado Planned Giving Roundtable

Firm Description

Our firm helps families address the legal issues that can arise due to aging, disability, sudden health crisis, or special needs.  We go beyond typical estate planning to find solutions that meet long term care and asset protection goals while promoting quality of life.


Day From To
Monday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM


Flat Fees for most services.

What Is an Elder Law Attorney?

Main Office

4 West Dry Creek Circle
Suite 100
Littleton, CO 80120

On the web

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Medicaid Rules, etc

View All Elder Law Topics Questions & Answers State Medicaid Information