600 17th Street, Suite 600N

Denver, CO 80202

Michael J. Daugherty, Shareholder

Michael J. Daugherty was born in Arcadia, California.

Mike joined White and Steele in 1987 and became a shareholder in 1996. His practice focuses on representation of individuals and businesses in both risk management and litigation in Colorado state and federal courts. His broad litigation experience includes defense of both insureds and self-insured businesses in all types of casualty claims including wrongful death claims, automobile litigation, premises liability, UM/UIM claims, matters related to the hospitality and food and beverage industry, liquor liability, and sports and recreation.


  • University of Southern California, B.S. Public Administration 1982
  • Southwestern University, J.D. 1986 Phi Alpha Delta


  • United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Colorado state courts


  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV – Preeminent 10 plus years

Practice Areas

Auto/Trucking Law
Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury and Property Damage Defense
Product Liability
Sports and Recreation