Mike Rafik received his BA from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Three months later, after moving to Boulder and enrolling in the University of Colorado School of Law, Mike began working in the Boulder Public Defender’s Office. While at CU Law, he was a member of the Legal Aid & Defender program, as well as the University of Colorado Law Review. During his tenure on Law Review, Mike published an article on indigent capital defense in the United States. He continued to work for the Boulder Public Defender throughout law school and upon graduation, began practicing in the Colorado Springs Public Defender’s Office. After a year in Colorado Springs, he returned to the Boulder office. In 2005, Mike left the Public Defender's Office to form Collins, Rafik and Jacobson, LLC.
Mike is a member of the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado and the Access to Justice Committee for the Twentieth Judicial District. In September 2009, Mike was appointed to the Judicial Performance Commission for the Twentieth Judicial District by Senate President Brandon Shaffer. In addition, Mike serves as a member of the Board of Governors for the Colorado Bar Association.
Apart from his years of experience with juvenile, misdemeanor, and DUI cases, Mike has represented clients accused of all types of drug charges, sexual offenses, and a variety of violent crimes, including first and second degree murder. With a sensitivity to the fears and concerns of each individual client, Mike adds the skill, dedication, and commitment to aggressively litigate any class of offense. (back)