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Jane Michaels, Mediator & Arbitrator, Denver, Colorado.

Jane Michaels

Diplomate member
Holland & Hart
555 17th Street
Suite 3200
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: (303) 295-8162
Cell: (720) 231-0378
Fax: (303) 713-6327
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Recognized to Colorado Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced1991
  • # of MEDS (as of 23/7/24)80
  • # of ARBS (as of 23/7/24)100
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


ADR Experience:  Jane Michaels has served as a mediator and arbitrator for 28 years.  She has handled hundreds of mediations and arbitrations in her career, covering a wide range of industries and substantive areas of the law.

Jane is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and is certified by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) as a mediator and arbitrator.  She serves on the AAA's Complex Commercial Arbitration and Mediation panels and has also arbitrated cases for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.

Jane is keenly aware that the escalating costs of protracted litigation, particularly during the discovery process, impact an organizations's bottom line and business goals.  As an arbitrator, Jane's approach to arbitration maximizes fairness, flexibility and cost-effectiveness.  She provides counsel an opportunity to exercise some control over the arbitration process by helping them develop customized procedures for the hearing on the merits of their case.  Parties appreciate Jane's ability to decide their disputes fairly, efficiently, and in a timely manner.

As a mediator, Jane plays an active role in a highly interactive process to facilitate settlement.   Parties involved in mediation appreciate Jane's experience in assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their case, as well as her exceptional listening skills, flexibility, creativity, and perseverence in guiding them to a mutually satisfactory resolution of their dispute.

Litigation Expertise: Throughout her career as a trial lawyer, Jane represented clients in complex business, intellectual property, and technology disputes in courtrooms, mediations, and arbitrations around the country. As a trial lawyer, her practice focused on commercial and IP cases involving breach of contract, misappropriation of trade secrets, defective software disputes, business torts, royalty disputes, partnership disputes, franchise disputes, licensing disputes, business dissolutions and valuations, covenants not to compete, unfair competition, as well as patent, trademark, and copyright litigation.  Her experience spans a wide variety of industries, including telecommunications, computer/electronics, Internet, biotech, pharmaceutical, publishing, manufacturing, financial services, franchising, medical devices, retail, sports, entertainment, health insurance, real estate, and oil and gas. She has handled every facet of a case, from assessing the merits of claims and defenses through discovery, depositions, motions, trials, and settlement negotiations.  She was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Contract Disputes
  • Entertainment Sector
  • Family Businesses
  • Franchise
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Internet
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Devices
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Unfair Competition


  • Wellesley College (B.A., with distinction)
  • Harvard University (M.A.T., with honors)
  • Boston University Law School (J.D., cum laude)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • College of Commercial Arbitrators, Fellow
  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, Member
  • American Arbitration Association, certified Mediator and Arbitrator
  • American Arbitration Association, Complex Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Panel member
  • American Bar Association, ADR Section
  • Colorado Bar Association, ADR Section
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; Past Member of State Committee; Past Member of Board of Directors
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow; Co-Chair of State Committee
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow (2002-2020)
  • Intellectual Property Inn of Court
  • Denver Bar Association, Past President, Vice-President, Board of Trustees
  • Colorado Bar Association, Past Vice-President, Board of Governors and Executive Council

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