Michael Ley

Michael Ley

Phone: 303-796-2626
Email: mley@bfwlaw.com


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Michael “Mickey” Ley is a Burns, Figa & Will shareholder. Mr. Ley represents businesses and individuals in commercial transactions and disputes. He also assists for-profit and non-profit companies as their “outside general counsel”—helping these companies with ongoing needs such as risk management, compliance, best practices, and contract drafting. In litigation, Mr. Ley practices throughout the federal and state courts of Colorado in areas such as construction, surety and fidelity, oil and gas, securities, product liability, business torts, discrimination, wage and hour, unfair competition, and trade secrets.

Active in the community, Mr. Ley’s volunteer and philanthropic causes include the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, The Abbey, his church, and numerous pro bono clients. In his free time, Mr. Ley is an avid runner, golfer, hiker, and fan of Colorado sports teams. He especially enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and daughter.

Areas of Expertise
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Surety and Fidelity
  • Construction Litigation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Non-Profits
  • Class Action Defense
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Contract Disputes
  • Business Torts
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wage Disputes
  • Trade Secrets/Non-Competition Agreements
University of Colorado Law School, J.D. (2011)

Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review

Texas Christian University, B.A. (2008)

Summa cum laude

Bar Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Author, Application of Colorado’s Pro Rata Liability Statute to Contract Damages, published in the June 2016 issue of the Colorado Lawyer.
  • Assistant Editor, The Contract Bond Surety’s Subrogation Rights (George J. Bachrach, James D. Ferrucci & Dennis J. Bartlett eds., Am. Bar. Ass’n 2013).
  • Coauthor, Green Building Projects, AIA Sustainable Agreements and Their Impact on the Surety, presented at the Surety & Fidelity Claims Institute Conference on June 27-29, 2012
Speaking Engagements
  • Timely Presentation of Lien and Bond Claims, presented at the August 13, 2013, meeting of the Rocky Mountain Surety Association.
  • Expedited Trial Programs, moderated panel discussion at the March 7, 2013, Marsh Inn of Court.