Your Team At Dolan & Associates
Michael A. Dolan, Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Michael A. Dolan was born in Del Norte Colorado. At that time his parents were trying to establish a sheep ranching operation in the San Luis Valley. Within a year and a half of his birth, they abandoned their ranching dream and relocated to Parker, Colorado where they remained for 40 years until retiring to Florida.
Mike graduated from Douglas County High School, earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in business marketing from Colorado State University and went on to earn the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Denver.
Mike is currently serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, the Board of Directors of the Platte Valley Medical Center and is serving as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Platte Valley Medical Center Foundation. Mike maintains a professional affiliation with the Colorado Bar Association and the Adams/Broomfield County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Trusts and Estates section of the Colorado Bar Association. Mike is a member of the Brighton Kiwanis club, where he has proudly served a term as President.
Mike has also proudly served as Chairman of the Greater Brighton Economic Development Corp., the Brighton Education Foundation, the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, and the Brighton United Methodist Church Staff Parish Relations Committee. He has served as Treasurer of the Brighton United Methodist Church, the Greater Brighton Economic Development Corp. and the Brighton Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as a member of the Wells Fargo Bank of Colorado Community Board, the Metro North Chamber of Commerce Leadership Advisory Council and the Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service Board of Directors.
Mike is recognized nationally as an expert in the area of generation skipping transfer tax exempt planning and estate planning practice management.
Mike has been a regular columnist for Western Farmer Stockman – FarmProgress (previously Western Farmer Stockman) for over three years.
Mike has also proudly served on the Board of Directors and in a senior leadership role in the following organizations: the Greater Brighton Economic Development Corp., the Brighton Education Foundation, the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, the Brighton United Methodist Church, Wells Fargo Bank of Colorado Community Board, the Metro North Chamber of Commerce Leadership Advisory Council, the Brighton Kiwanis club, and the Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service.
Mike regularly teaches continuing education courses for attorneys in the area of estate planning and is recognized nationally as an expert in the area of generation skipping transfer tax exempt planning and estate planning practice management.
Mike has been married to his wife Kim for almost 40 years. They live in Brighton, Colorado where they raised their two daughters. Their daughter Stephanie, is married and lives in Hayden, Colorado with her husband and two small children. Their daughter Mackenzie, is a private wealth manager and lives in Dallas, Texas.
In his spare time Mike enjoys playing with his two grandsons, mountain climbing, skiing, hiking and riding his mountain bike.
Thomas P. Currey, Associate Attorney and Counsellor at Law
Thomas P. Currey was born in the West Texas town of El Paso. When he was seven, his parents traded in their cowboy boots for hiking shoes and relocated the family to Fort Collins, Colorado.
Thomas is a proud graduate of Rocky Mountain High School. Thomas earned his undergraduate degree from Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he graduated summa cum laude with a double major in German and economics. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Colorado.
After law school Thomas served in Jefferson County District Court as a judicial fellow for the Hon. Laura Tighe and then as a law clerk for the Hon. Margie Enquist. Judges Tighe and Enquist handled a mixed caseload of criminal, domestic (family law), and civil matters.
As a result, Thomas gained an understanding of and an appreciation for the wide variety of ways attorneys can help their clients pursue justice. This broad exposure led Thomas into estate planning, where he enjoys helping clients prevent some of the legal problems that he saw arise in district court due to lack of proper planning.
Thomas met his wife Maria while they were serving as volunteer ushers at a play in Boulder. Thomas and Maria moved to Berthoud in 2019, where Thomas operated his own estate planning practice for two years. Thomas joined our team in 2021 an associate.
Thomas is an active trumpet player in his spare time. Locally he has performed with ensembles such as the Loveland Concert Band, the Fort Collins Wind Symphony, and Candlelight Dinner Theater. He is also active in his church, where he currently serves on the board of elders. Occasionally his interests in faith and music overlap when he and his wife (who is a professional pianist) perform church preludes and postludes together.
Kim Dolan, Administration Coordinator
Kim is the glue that holds us all together. Her duties include coordinating the administration matters of the firm. She makes sure all of those back-office things are handled efficiently and effectively
Jody Nighswonger, Funding Coordinator
Jody joined our firm in March 2013. As Funding Coordinator, Jody meets with our clients during the Funding Forum and supports our clients as they work to properly title their assets in coordination with their estate plan. Jody is married, has 3 children and lives outside of Keenesburg.
Roni Opeka, Document Creation and Events Coordinator
Roni joined our team part-time in August 2019. As Document Creation Coordinator, Roni prepares word processing changes for the attorney’s review. As Events Coordinator, she makes the necessary preparations for all our client events and helps ensure they run smoothly. Roni is married and spends the rest of her time running after their toddler daughter at their home in Henderson.
Stephanie Schuyler, Settlement Coordinator
Stephanie joined our firm in July 2020 but did occasionally assist with events prior to joining the team. As the Settlement Coordinator, Stephanie supports our clients who are going through the disability and death settlement process. She also assists Mike with day to day work, office scheduling, and document and file processing. Stephanie is a Colorado Native, and currently lives in Thornton with her husband, two children, and two cats and a dog.
Madisen Humphreys – Client Service Coordinator
Madisen joined our team in February 2021. As the LifeSpan Coordinator, Madisen meets with all our clients during the Discovery Dialogue and supports our clients through the LifeSpan process. She also assists Mike with day to day work, office scheduling, and document and file processing. Madisen is a Colorado Native and grew up in the Brighton area. Most of her free time is spent with friends and family or taking her Chihuahua “Foster” for walks or car rides.