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John Michael Farley

John Michael Farley, American lawyer. Bar: District of Columbia 1957, Colorado 1957.


  • Farley, John Michael was born on July 23, 1932 in Salina, Kansas, United States. Son of Leo Francis and Mary Elizabeth (Shanahan) Farley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Regis College, 1954. Bachelor of Laws, Georgetown University, 1957.


    • Associate Holland & Hart, Denver, 1957-1963, partner, 1963-1993. Shareholder, officer, director Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley, Professional Corporation, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: District of Columbia 1957, Colorado 1957.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Archdiocesan Housing Committee, Inc., Denver, since 1968, president, 1968-1981. Member distribution committee Denver Foundation, 1978-1988, president, chairman, 1986-1988. Fellow American College Trust and Estate Counsel (state chairman 1986-1991, chairman professional standards committee 1994-1997), American Bar Foundation, Colorado Bar Foundation.

    Member American Bar Association, International Academy Estate and Trust Law (academician), Colorado Bar Association (chairman probate and trust law section 1974-1975, board governors 2 terms), Denver Bar Association.


    • Married Nancy Joan Irvine, August 19, 1961. Children: John Joseph, Margaret Mary.
    • father: Leo Francis Farley
    • mother: Mary Elizabeth (Shanahan) Farley
    • spouse: Nancy Joan Irvine
    • children: John Joseph Farley
    • Margaret Mary Farley
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    Born July 23, 1932