Michael McGonegal graduated from Palisade High School in Colorado in 1998 and Colorado Mesa University in 2004. During his time at Mesa, he ran his own business caring for adults and children with special needs. After graduation he worked as a Behavior Specialist with School District #51, then as a social worker for families receiving public assistance at the Mesa County Workforce Center. He transitioned into a senior case management position in Child Protective Services working with children placed in foster care and their parents. In 2006, Michael moved to Boulder County to investigate child abuse and neglect for Boulder County Housing and Human Services. In 2015, he moved to San Diego, California to attend Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Michael went to law school with the intention of returning to the Front Range of Colorado to practice Family Law. During law school, Michael completed two internships with Bridge to Justice as a Law clerk and attended several of the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee luncheons; he also volunteered at Cooper & Tanis P.C. In May of 2018, he graduated 4th in his class with the distinction of Magna Cum Laude. He was sworn in as an attorney in November.
Currently, Michael is an associate at Cooper and Tanis P.C. in Broomfield, Colorado, practicing under Lenny Tanis. Michael is honored to be considered to sit on the Board for the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee and, if elected, looks forward to sharing his extensive knowledge of Domestic Violence, Child Protection, and family reunification with this dynamic group. Additionally, Michael hopes being new to the field of law gives him the opportunity to bring new ideas and perspectives to the Boulder IDC.