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.

BAR ADMISSION


Admitted to practice in Colorado State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.




EDUCATION


  • 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


The Colorado Lawyer

  • Board Member, 2020 – present
El Paso County Bar Association
  • Trustee, 2018 – 2020
  • Chair, New Lawyers’ Division, 2019 – 2020
  • Member, Family Law Section, 2017 – present
Colorado Bar Association
  • 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


Joel and his wife, Rebecca, live in Colorado Springs, where they can be found hiking with their energetic puppy (and office mascot), Riley.
Joel is involved in his community as a writer and a volunteer. He takes pro bono cases through the Justice Center, The El Paso County Court’s Civil Pro Bono Panel, the Colorado Bar Association’s Appellate Pro Bono Program, and the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. He is also involved in the El Paso County Bar Association and with The Colorado Lawyer, where he has held several leadership roles. He contributes a regular column to the Pikes Peak Lawyer, and his writing has been featured in the Colorado Lawyer, the Denver Post, and several academic publications.





 

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.

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The added “win” of achieving these goals is to minimize the financial and emotional cost of the process.

Joel understands that your interaction with the legal system may be confusing and stressful. He seeks to provide high-quality services that guide you through a difficult time in your life while tailoring the process to your and your family’s needs.

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."

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The Law Office of Dailey & Pratt specializes in family law, wills, trusts, estate planning, and apellate matters. Our team is available for a consultation to learn about your specific situation and to help guide you through the legal process.

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526 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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