PARTNER, THE LAW OFFICE OF DAILEY & PRATT
Joel M. Pratt
Joel is a Colorado native who is passionate about serving his local and state community. Joel brings a variety of experiences to his practice at The Law Office of Dailey & Pratt, from an internship with Hon. Alan Loeb of the Colorado Court of Appeals, to a clerkship with the University of Michigan General Counsel’s Office, to complex financial and litigation work with large law firms in Denver.
Joel currently represents clients in the appellate and trial courts in family law, juvenile law, and probate cases. He has substantial experience in the Court of Appeals and has litigated cases addressing complex financial issues as well as sensitive child custody disputes in the trial and appellate courts.
Admitted to practice in Colorado State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
University of Michigan Law School | J.D., manga cum lade, 2014
Honors/Awards: Executive Notes Editor, Michigan Law Review; Order of the Coif
University of Colorado at Boulder | B.A. with distinction, English Literature, 2009
Honors/Awards: Phi Beta Kappa; Alumni Association Scholarship
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Top Attorney, Appellate, Family, and Juvenile Law, Colorado Springs Style Magazine, 2019 – 2021
Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Appellate Law, 2020-2021
PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILITATIONS
Board Member, 2020 – present
Trustee, 2018 – 2020
Chair, New Lawyers’ Division, 2019 – 2020
Member, Family Law Section, 2017 – present
Member, 2015 – present
Member, Family Law Section, 2018 – present
VOLUNTEER & PRO BONO COMMITMENTS
Colorado Appellate Pro Bono Program, Colorado Bar Association
Member, Civil Pro Bono Panel, El Paso County District Court
Volunteer Attorney, the Justice Center, El Paso County
Volunteer Attorney, Teen Court
Family Law Day Planning Committee, 2019 – present
Columnist, Pikes Peak Lawyer, 2018 – present
Volunteer Attorney, Caregiver Advocacy Program, Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center
GET TO KNOW JOEL
HOW TO BE "SUCCESSFUL" IN YOUR LEGAL CASES
Joel's Problem Solving Mindset
Each Case is Unique
Each case is as different as the family member he represents, and as a result, his approach to resolving cases is customized to the client.
Confident Advocacy is Key
While parties can keep control of their own solutions by resolving matters outside of the courtroom, Joel recognizes that when settlement does not or cannot happen on reasonable terms, or when appellate advocacy is needed, parties need a confident and skilled advocate.
Strong Values in and out of the Courtroom
Joel’s approach is compassionate, direct, and detail-oriented, and he is prepared to resolve his clients’ cases and protect his clients’ interests in the most efficient way possible.
Understand and Work the Process
Joel recognizes that, sometimes, the resolution of contested issues by the trial court needs to be challenged on appeal. He has the experience to give honest, helpful advice and guidance through the process that’s best for you.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Joel was always easy to get in touch with. He gave us very honest opinions and was extremely ethical. He knows the law very well and makes very sound judgments."