About Michael Christy

My family and I moved to Boulder for the city’s small-town feel and the beauty of living amongst the mountains and wide open spaces. Being in Boulder inspires me to want to give back to this community which I am so grateful to be living in.

I am a non-partisan problem-solver. As a certified, practicing mediator with deep roots in public service, I am uniquely positioned to work collaboratively with community members and other city leaders to take positive action on the challenges facing Boulder. I believe in the power of the free exchange of ideas and thoughtful discussion, paired with open mindedness to accomplish real change in Boulder. 


With your support, we can achieve great things together.

Professional Experience

An attorney by trade, I’ve been in active practice since 1997. My practice focuses primarily on mediation and courtroom litigation. My experience negotiating and settling high-conflict disputes gives me a unique skill for working collaboratively with others, a skill which I will bring to City Council if I am elected. 


Additionally, prior to moving to Boulder, I served as an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. 


  • Principal & Co-Founder, Christy & Keith Family Law Group, P.C.

  • Certified Family Law Specialist, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

  • Certified Mediator

  • Certified Collaborative Law Attorney

  • Adjunct Professor, University of San Diego School of Law (past)

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Public Service

Public service is a guiding value in my life. During the Clinton Administration, I served as a White House intern before entering active duty military service, where I began my legal career. My first position was as an Assistant Judge Advocate General (JAG) in the United States Air Force, where I served on active duty from 1998 until 2003.  During my tenure as a JAG, I deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks on our country. During my deployment, I acted as the host-nation liaison to facilitate and maintain positive relations with the Kuwaiti Air Force. I was awarded the Air Force Outstanding JAG of the Year award for the Air Force Space Command and the 14th Air Force. 


After leaving the JAG, I started volunteering at the San Francisco and San Mateo Bar Associations. During my time with the San Francisco Bar Association, I was the recipient of the Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award.  


Shortly after moving to Boulder, I started volunteering at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless and Boulder’s Community Mediation and Resolution Center. Most recently, I was appointed by Boulder City Council to sit on the Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board (CLAB). CLAB is charged with advising and making recommendations to the City Council about promoting Boulder’s interest and values in the local regulation of the marijuana industry with a focus toward public health and safety while supporting economic development. 


  • Member, Boulder Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board 

  • Volunteer, Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

  • Volunteer, Community Mediation and Resolution Center

  • Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service, San Francisco Bar Association

  • Air Force Outstanding JAG of the Year, Air Force Space Command and the 14th Air Force

  • Assistant Judge Advocate General (JAG), United States Air Force (past)

  • White House Intern (Clinton Administration)