Presentations and Trainings

  • Presented at Ritsema Fundamentals of Colorado Workers’ Compensation Seminar Fall 2018
  • Hosted Medical Benefits webinar for Ritsema Summer Webinar Series 2020
  • Regularly hosts trainings and webinars for Ritsema clients


Bachelors – Bryant University 1988

JD – California Western School of Law 1991

States Practicing In


Mike is a senior attorney with more than 19 years of workers’ compensation experience. Joining Ritsema Law in 2015, his practice focuses on workers’ compensation defense of carriers and employers, including PEOs and uninsured employers. He began practicing law as a prosecutor for the 10th Judicial District litigating cases ranging from DUI to First-Degree Murder. Mike has litigated cases in Colorado district and county courts, the United States District Court, the Colorado Division of Administrative Hearings, and the Social Security Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals.

Mike is a past president of the Pueblo County Bar Association, served six years on the executive committee, and acted as Judge Pro Tem for the City of Pueblo Municipal Court from 2010 to 2012. He is licensed in the State of Colorado, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.