Michael P. Gianelli, Esq.

Michael P. Gianelli, Esq., is licensed to practice in Colorado, New York, and California (inactive). Prior to establishing the Law Office of Michael P. Gianelli, LLC, he practiced in New York at Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, LLP. Before entering private practice,

Mr. Gianelli clerked for the Honorable Raymond J. Dearie, former Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Mr. Gianelli earned his undergraduate degree in New York from Hamilton College. He attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California, and graduated with high honors. While in law school, Mr. Gianelli was an Associate Editor on Law Review. In addition, Mr. Gianelli worked at the Legal Aid Society of San Diego and within the Cold Case Homicide Unit of the San Diego District Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Gianelli has extensive experience in both criminal and civil litigation. He has successfully argued cases in federal and state courts in multiple jurisdictions. For example, Mr. Gianelli has achieved favorable results for clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies, successfully argued cases before appellate courts, been appointed counsel in a section 1983 federal action, and defended numerous clients charged with removability in federal immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Mr. Gianelli values his relationship with clients, and works hard to earn their trust, respect and loyalty. He practices with professionalism, diligence, integrity and courage, and truly enjoys being an advocate.


California Western School of Law, Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude, Merit Scholarship Hamilton College, Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Government Concentrations

Bar Admissions:

California, New York, and Colorado


Colorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rhone-Bracket
American Inn of Court

Pro Bono Affiliations:

Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN)
Metro Volunteer Lawyers Association (MVL)
Colorado Bar Association Appellate Pro Bono Program

Community Involvement

Michael P. Gianelli, Esq., is committed to the philosophy that community service is part of the privilege of practicing law. Through his pro bono work Michael strives to promote justice and make justice equally accessible to all.

Mr. Gianelli regularly accepts pro bono cases from the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, which is an organization focused on providing free legal representation to indigent, detained noncitizens facing deportation.

In addition, Michael has contributed to Ya Es La Hora’s citizenship clinics. Ya Es La Hora is a national organization that promotes voter registration and helps permanent residents naturalize.

Mr. Gianelli has accepted cases from the Metro Volunteer Lawyers Association and contributes to its Family Law Court Program.

Michael also attends Centro San Juan Diego Legal Nights, where he offers free legal assistance to indigent individuals on a wide variety of issues.

The Law Office of Michael P. Gianelli, LLC, has received community recognition for its contributions. The Supreme Court of Colorado awarded the firm with Its certificate of Outstanding Contribution and Pro Bono Service.

Avvo - Rate your Lawyer. Get Free Legal Advice.