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John Palmer Waters

John Palmer Waters

"my only specialty is you!"
  • Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Law
  • Colorado
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Member of Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Juvenile Law Section and Criminal Law Section; Law Office of John Waters is rated "A+" by the Better Business Bureau. Mr. Waters is rated "Superb (9.4)" by Avvo in family law. Mr. Waters is one of top 100 trial lawyers in Colorado in criminal defense by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Waters is the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
J.D. (2006) | Law
Honors: Certificate of Merit, Federal Administration Law; Honor Roll multiple times.
Activities: Law Clerk for Hon. Calvin Osterhaven
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University of Colorado - Boulder
B.A. | English
Honors: Mortar Board
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Professional Experience
Law Clerk/Bailiff
Eaton County, Michigan
I was Hon. Calvin Osterhaven's Law Clerk. As such, I researched Michigan case law and counseled the Judge on a whole host of family law issues, including divorce. In fact, out of the thousands of cases we handled, the biggest one (a set of six boxes holding the parties' files) was a divorce that kept being litigated for years over who possessed the fishing boat! No kidding. Also, I was the Judge's bailiff and maintained the decorum of the Court.
Articles & Publications
D&N Doesn't Mean Dependency and Neglect; It Means Dangerous and Negligent: The Pitfall of Title 19, Article 3, Part 102(1)(f)
"Listening Is This Lawyer's Key"
The Denver Post
Rated A+ (Five Stars)
Better Business Bureau
Nation's Top One Percent
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
One of 100 Best Trial Lawyers in Colorado in Criminal Defense
The National Trial Lawyers
Professional Associations
Better Business Bureau
A+ Rating (Five Stars)
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Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
- Current
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Colorado State Bar  # 39420
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Family Law
Contact & Map
Waters Law Firm
Dominion Towers
600 17th Street, Suite 2800 South
Denver, CO 80202
Telephone: (303) 210-4556