Joel is originally from Denver, Colorado, though he started his career in family law at Dailey Law, P.C. as a legal assistant. He left the office to go to the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, an honor society for top law school graduates. After clerking with the University of Michigan's general counsel's office, he moved back to Denver.
Most recently, Joel worked for one of Denver's most highly regarded litigation firms, where he represented companies involved in complex litigation in state and federal courts as well as alternative dispute resolution forums (mediation and arbitration). Before that, he worked in the government contracts department of a large international law firm, where he handled disputes for and provided advice to government contractors, focusing specifically on intellectual property and cost accounting practices.
Joel has been published on a wide variety of cutting-edge topics, such as the laws and regulations surrounding hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), Colorado's burgeoning cannabis industry and its legal challenges, and the structure of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.
Joel has experience managing all kinds of family law and dependency and neglect ("D&N") cases at all phases from the initial filing through trial. Joel also has experience bringing and defending appeals, both under C.R.M. 7 (an appeal of the magistrate's decision to the District Court) and in the Colorado Court of Appeals from District Court decisions. Joel maintains an active pro bono practice of both trial and appellate cases.
Joel brings his passion for family law and his variety of experience to Dailey Law, P.C. to provide individuals with high quality legal services and advice for the purpose of achieving his clients' goals efficiently and with compassion.