Your Team At Dolan & Associates

Michael A. Dolan, Attorney and Counsellor at Law

Michael A. Dolan, Attorney and Counsellor at Law

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 Dolan has been in the private practice of law since 1989. He specializes in trust planning, estate planning, retirement planning, business succession planning, charitable planning, and asset protection. Mike speaks nationally for legal education providers, helping his legal colleagues advance their knowledge in a number of estate planning areas.

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.

Support Team

Kim Dolan, Administration Coordinator

Kim Dolan, Administration Coordinator

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 Nighswonger, Funding Coordinator

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 Opeka, Document Creation and Events Coordinator

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 Schuyler, Settlement Coordinator

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 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.