Mr. McLachlan remains the only lawyer recognized in Southwest Colorado by Best Lawyers in America™ for Personal Injury.

Practice Specialties:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Small Business And Real Estate Disputes
  • He is experienced in trial and appeals in all courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court

The Law Offices of Michael E. McLachlan, P.C. provides a wide variety of legal services in the Four Corners region.

Michael McLachlan has argued before the United States Supreme Court and earned the highest professional accolades and recognitions in the legal profession, including the distinguished honor of being named in “The Best Lawyers in America” for Personal Injury for the previous 10 years. Michael is also a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, has been recognized as a Master Advocate by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, served as a Member of the Colorado Supreme Court Grievance Committee from 1988-1993, and formerly served as the Solicitor General for the State of Colorado.
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Mr. McLachlan has extensive jury trial experience. He is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates(ABOTA) as he has tried in excess of 50 civil jury trials to a verdict.
Mr. McLachlan is AV rated with Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing his highest professional and ethical reputation.

Through over 42 years of combined litigation, appellate and business experience, the Law Offices of Michael E. McLachlan, P.C. are able to provide first rate legal services to its clients on a wide variety of issues.

813 Main Ave Suite 308
Durango, CO 81301
970-247-8236 • 970-749-5933

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Accidents/Personal Injury
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Will/Probate Contests
  • Wrongful Death
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Real Estate Litigation


  • Entity Formation
  • Real Estate


  • Regulations
  • Eminent Domain

Real Estate

  • Contracts
  • Transactions
  • Liens
  • HOAs