8.0Joel M. Pratt

Joel M. Pratt

Joel M. Pratt is originally from Denver, Colorado, though he started his career in family law right here at Dailey Law, P.C. as a legal assistant. He left the office to go to the University of Michigan Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, an honor society for top law school graduates. After clerking with the University of Michigan's general counsel's office, he moved back to Denver. 

Most recently, Joel worked for one of Denver's most highly regarded litigation firms, where he represented companies involved in complex litigation in state and federal courts as well as alternative dispute resolution forums (mediation and arbitration). Before that, he worked in the government contracts department of a large international law firm, where he handled disputes for and provided advice to government contractors, focusing specifically on intellectual property and cost accounting practices.  

Joel has been published on a wide variety of cutting-edge topics, such as the laws and regulations surrounding hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"), Colorado's burgeoning cannabis industry and its legal challenges, and the structure of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Joel's pro bono practice consistently focused on juvenile and family matters, and he has managed allocation of parental responsibilities (custody) and appellate cases as a first-chair attorney. Joel brings his passion for family law and his variety of experience to Dailey Law, P.C. to provide individuals with high quality legal services and advice for the purpose of achieving his clients' goals efficiently and with compassion.

He and his wife are excited to be back in Colorado Springs, where they enjoy spending time in Colorado's beautiful outdoors. In his free time, Joel can be found playing music, enjoying a concert, or brewing beer.

Bar Admission:

  • 2015, Colorado
  • Admitted to practice in Colorado State Courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.


  • University of Colorado at Boulder | B.A. with distinction, English Literature | 2009                                                                                                                      o   Honors/Awards: Phi Beta Kappa; Alumni Association Scholarship
  • University of Michigan Law School | J.D., magna cum laude | 2014                                                                                                                                                  o   Honors/Awards: Executive Notes Editor, Michigan Law Review; Order of the Coif

Professional Associations:

  • Colorado Bar Association | 2015 – Present
  • Denver Bar Association | 2015 – 2017
  • El Paso County Bar Association | 2017 – Present

Volunteer/Pro Bono Projects:

  • Caregiver Advocacy Program, Rocky Mountain Children's Law Center
  • Appellate Pro Bono Program, Colorado Bar Association