Michael T. McConnell, Esq.

Michael T. McConnell, Esq.: Attorney with McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC AV stamp icon
  • Partner at McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC (10 Attorneys)
  • Denver Corporate Center, Tower 1, 4700 S. Syracuse Street, Suite 200, Denver, CO 80237
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  • Mike McConnell is a civil trial and appellate lawyer with over thirty years of courtroom experience. He is a founding partner of McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC.
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Mike McConnell is a civil trial and appellate lawyer with over thirty years of courtroom experience. He is a founding partner of McConnell Fleischner Houghtaling, LLC.

In October 2000, Mr. McConnell was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, the most selective organization of trial lawyers in North America. He has been selected for over twelve years by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America®. Mr. McConnell has appeared on the Colorado Super Lawyers list since its inception, including its list of the Top 50 Lawyers in the State of Colorado, and holds the highest rating awarded by Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory as an AV® Preeminent™ Lawyer. Mr. McConnell handles a broad spectrum of complex civil cases at both the trial court and appellate court levels. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in state and federal courts and has handled complex class action cases in Colorado and New York. He has defended some of Colorado’s top lawyers and law firms in legal malpractice cases and has represented hospitals and physicians throughout Colorado and Wyoming in medical malpractice cases.

A graduate of the University of Denver College of Law and a member of numerous professional organizations, Mr. McConnell lectures frequently to lawyers, health care professionals and insurance professionals.

American College of Trial Lawyers. American Board of Trial Advocates

(Managing Partner)

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance
  • Professional Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Civil Appeals
  • Hospital Law
  • Health Care

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
303.458.9540  Phone
303.458.9520  Fax
University Attended:
University of Oregon, B.S., 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Denver, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1980, Colorado, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; 1992, Wyoming; 1998, U.S. Supreme Court
Denver, Colorado and American Bar Associations; Defense Research Institute; Colorado Defense Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
San Francisco, California, June 18, 1954
Reported Cases:
Avon v. Gourley, 42 F.Supp.2d 1246 (D.Colo. 1998) aff'd 185 F.3d 873 (Table) 1999 WL 516088 (10th Cir. 1999); Plummer v. Little, 987 P.2d 871 (Colo.App. 1999); Shelton v. Penrose-St. Francis Healthcare System, 984 P.2d 623 (Colo. 1999); Shelton v. Penrose-St. Francis Healthcare System, 968 P.2d 132 (Colo.App. 1998) rev'd 984 P.2d 623 (Colo. 1999); Moguls of Aspen, Inc. v. Faegre & Benson, 956 P.2d 618 (Colo.App. 1997); Plaut v. Estate of Rogers, 959 F.Supp. 1302 (D.Colo. 1997); Roemmich v. Lutheran Hospitals & Homes Society of America, 934 P.2d 893 (Colo.App. 1996); Merchant v. Kelly, Haglund, Garnsey & Kahn, 874 F.Supp. 300 (D.Colo. 1995); First Interstate Bank of Denver, N.A. v. Berenbaum, 872 P.2d 1297 (Colo.App. 1993); National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. Emhart Corp., 11 F.3d 1524 (10th Cir. 1993); Gracia v. Lee, 976 F.2d 1344 (10th Cir. 1992); Spoor v. Serota, 852 P.2d 1292 (Colo.App. 1992); Flickinger v. Ninth District Production Credit Ass'n, 824 P.2d 19 (Colo.App. 1991); Short by Oosterhous v. Short, 730 F.Supp. 1037 (D.Colo. 1990); Carter v. Unit Rig & Equipment Co., 908 F.2d 1483 (10th Cir. 1990); Wigger v. McKee, 809 P.2d 999 (Colo.App. 1990); Smith v. Pinner, 891 F.2d 784 (10th Cir. 1989); Turnbow v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 654 F.Supp. 675 (D.Colo. 1987); Higgs v. District Court, 713 P.2d 840 (Colo. 1985); Brady v. Hopper, 751 F.2d 329 (10th Cir. 1984); Brady v. Hopper, 570 F.Supp. 1333 (D.Colo. 1983); aff'd 751 F.2d 329 (10th Cir. 1984); Silverview at Overlook, LLC v. Overlook at Mt. Crested Butte, Ltd., 2004 WL 253276, —P.2d— (Colo.App. 2004); Essex Ins. Co. v. Tyler, 309 F.Supp.2d 1270 (D.Colo. 2004); Sieverding v. Colorado Bar Ass'n., 2003 WL 22400218 (D.Colo. 2003).
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Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (13 reviews)
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