Michael Faye

Michael Faye is a distinguished criminal defense attorney known for his fearlessness, dedication, and unparalleled success in the courtroom, backed by extensive experience and a passion for advocating on behalf of his clients.

Michael Faye is among the most accomplished criminal defense attorneys practicing in Colorado. Throughout his career, Mr. Faye has earned a reputation as a highly skilled, fearless, and dedicated trial attorney who has achieved a high rate of success for his clients.

In 1996 Michael earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he studied history and political science. He became interested in the law while volunteering for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council where he actively fought against housing discrimination.

Michael attended the Michigan State University College of Law and graduated in 2003 near the top of his class. He focused his legal training in the areas of advanced criminal practice and constitutional law. In his third year of law school, he earned a scholarship for his work with the MSU Moot Court Trial Advocacy Team. Michael spent a year working for the MSU’s Rental Housing Clinic where he litigated landlord-tenant disputes. In addition, he worked for Prison Legal Services of Michigan, Inc. where he fought for prisoner’s constitutional rights and aided inmates with criminal appeals.

Michael was licensed to practice law in 2003 and began his career with the Colorado State Public Defenders Office as a trial attorney. During his 8 years as a Colorado State Public Defender, Michael developed a reputation as someone who has a passion for working with and on behalf of his clients. He quickly became a highly respected and skilled trial attorney, earning hundreds of not guilty verdicts for his clients. In 2011 Michael founded the Law Firm of Glassman & Faye, PC. He continues to successfully represent his clients in Municipal, State, and U.S. Federal Court. A highly skilled trial advocate, Michael prides himself on his aggressive motions practice and has been able to get evidence suppressed in numerous cases based on illegal police conduct. Michael currently focuses on a wide variety of criminal cases and currently represents people charged with anything from First Degree Murder, Sexual Assault, Drug Crimes, Assaults, Financial Crimes to Traffic Offenses.

Michael’s experience level in the criminal defense world is second to none. No case is too big or too small for him to defend. Due to his vast experience and contacts within the criminal law community, he is able to offer honest advice and second to none representation. If you are being investigated or already charged with a crime, the first person you need to call is Michael Faye.


  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Client Satisfaction 2017
  • Avvo Clients' Choice 2012


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“Excellent attorneys. As an attorney myself, I often see both Mr. Glassman and Mr. Faye litigating in court. They are some of the best around.”

Jesse Hall


“I just want everyone to know that Michael Faye is the most knowledgeable and professional attorney you can hire...

I just want you who is reading this that if you need a GREAT lawyer, then call Michael! Thank you Mr. Michael A Faye!"



“Mike is a very professional, well-spoken attorney who worked very hard for me and my case. Through working with him, I could tell he has the respect from the District Attorney’s office to negotiate in order to get me the best possible outcome. He was also very attentive and timely in responding back to me. I would highly recommend him!”



“I had the pleasure to work with Micheal Faye. He was very nice and took care of business!! I would recommend him to anybody!!!!”

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