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Michael Tipton

Michael Tipton


Teach For America

Lewes, DE

Experienced business professional and attorney recently relocated to the area.





Weld County

Deputy District Attorney

Currently prosecuting and handling a caseload of county court and felony criminal cases. Have prosecuted over 25 jury trials and numerous motions and sentencing hearings.

Job responsibilities include: Drafting/responding to legal motions; researching legal issues; analyzing cases; preparing witnesses; consulting with victims; selecting jurors; and presenting complex legal issues to a jury in a trial setting.

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Teach For America


Baker and Hostetler

Legal Intern

Assisted members, partners, counsel and associates, of the Tax Group who themselves have served in senior positions at the Department of Treasury, the IRS, the Department of Justice, the Joint Committee on Taxation and on Capitol Hill.

Performed extensive legal research on state and federal tax law issues. Prepared detailed research summaries and legal memorandums regarding complex estate and wealth management issues. Served as regular tax counsel to major corporations, medium-sized businesses, tax-exempt organizations, trusts and estates and individuals.

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Career medium 02


Intelligence Analyst/ Presidential Management Fellow

Managed the intelligence process to ensure the safety of the American public. Daily job responsibilities focused on preparing, analyzing and disseminating complex intelligence products to a broad array of Federal law enforcement agencies. Conducted transactional legal reviews of documents and drafted legal memoranda on complex administrative law issues. Possessed a Top Secret SCI Clearance.
• Served as the lead analyst for the Americas desk, a demanding position requiring the use of well-developed inductive and deductive reasoning skills to identify threats to U.S. national security. The position required superior writing skills as well as top-notch briefing skills.
• Lead analyst on a multi-agency, award winning intelligence operation. Responsible for the compilation and dissemination of intelligence products from over forty agencies. As part of this project, produced a comprehensive intelligence assessment addressing organizational structure, communication methods, and money flows of organizations that wish to use the U.S. border with Mexico to threaten our nation’s security.
• Member of a small team that initiated a multi-agency, international task force focused on financial crimes and contract corruption associated with the Global War on Terrorism.
• Researched and analyzed complex procurement issues, such as the effect of the District of Columbia’s Ballpark Tax on office space leased by the FBI.
• Served as coordinating analyst on an international cyber intrusion and money laundering investigation.


Delaware Supreme Court


Supported the operations of the Delaware Supreme Court by providing extensive legal research and case review.

Produced a legal memorandum that recommended ways in which the Court could modernize the rules of professional conduct as it related to the protection of clients personal property. These recommendations were implemented.

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Career medium 03



Managed the business operations of a start-up non-profit that provided resources to families with children recently diagnosed with a terminal illness; donated salary to the foundation. Filed for tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service and structured alliances between various complimentary non-profit agencies to best serve clients.



Director of New Business Development

Responsible for the business development efforts of this regional real estate and planned community development firm. As a way of increasing revenues, with two colleagues, headed the company’s successful entrée into golf-related development projects. Analyzed business practices in the golf industry, studied successful start-up companies, developed and later implemented a comprehensive business plan. This plan included the launch of one of the first on-line golf tee-time reservation systems.

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University of Denver

LLM, Tax Law

Widener University School of Law

JD, Law

Saint Joseph's University

B.S, Marketing