Attorney Profile


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Ashley Brownell, Paralegal

joined the Law Offices of Mitchel S. Drantch in 2012 after graduating from The Metropolitan University of Denver earning a Bachelors Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in American Politics along with a minor in Legal Studies and Philosophy. After a career in retail management, she decided to pursue a career within the legal profession.  She enjoys her responsibility as a paralegal as it provides the opportunity to get to know each client and understand their unique circumstances. “The people we work with have experienced life changing events and need someone on their side. The best part of my job is making a lasting difference in the lives of our clients.”

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Lee T. Balman, Esq.

is Of Counsel to The Law Offices of Mitchel S. Drantch, as well as a practitioner with The Law Offices of Lee T. Balman, L.L.C. Mr. Balman received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Northern Colorado. He then attended The University of Denver College of Law where he rendered free legal services to impoverished clients through DU’s Civil Litigation Clinic, was admitted as a member into the Honorary Society of The Order of St. Ives, and graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate degree. He is admitted to practice law in the State of Colorado and is also a member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.

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Mitchel S. Drantch, Esq.

received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1985. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver College of Law in May 1993 and was admitted to practice as a lawyer in the State of Colorado in October 1993. He is a member of the Colorado Bar and Trial Lawyers Associations as well the C.T.L.A. Auto Litigation Committee. Mr. Drantch co-authored Handling the Automobile Injury Claim in Colorado, an attorney reference manual, and as a part of continuing legal education, Mr. Drantch is actively involved in teaching and lecturing other lawyers in the fields of auto injury and insurance bad-faith law. He has also received the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice.

For additional information regarding the importance of choosing an attorney carefully, please see our page titled “Finding the Right Car Accident Lawyer.”

Mitch took great care of me! I was hit by a truck while riding my bicycle and a seemingly simple case turned into a convoluted mess. Whether on vacation or in the office Mitch was always there to answer my calls personally. He quickly earned my trust with his honesty and knowledge. I have no reservations recommending him to anyone.

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