Michael P. Cillo | retired

Michael P. Cillo

Michael P. Cillo is a Colorado native and served four years as an officer in the Marine Corps between college and law school. In his last year in the Marines, he prosecuted over 150 special court-martials. He received his J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law, joined Davis & Ceriani in 1985 and became the firm’s fourth partner in 1990, and retired from the practice of law at the end of 2019.

Litigation Practice

Mr. Cillo’s first securities fraud case involved the fraudulent syndication of a Polish Arabian stallion. Since then, he has come to represent individual and institutional investors, including insurance companies and mutual funds, in a wide variety of securities litigation. He is experienced in addressing trading schemes, churning, large investment scams and fraudulent bond transactions. He has arbitrated cases before the American Arbitration Association, the New York Stock Exchange, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, FINRA, and the National Futures Association. Mr. Cillo has tried dozens of cases to verdict and has substantial experience in litigation, not only in securities cases, but also in cases concerning private real estate condemnation, shareholder disputes, and commission and wage disputes between real estate brokers.

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