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James Rufus Garts III

James Rufus Garts III

Practice areas:

Family, Divorce & Separation

About Me

I was born in Memphis, Tennessee, graduated with my B.A. from Colorado College, in Colorado Springs and obtained my Juris Doctor in 2002 from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.


 


I began my legal career in Memphis and initially worked in a variety of legal areas ranging criminal law to medical malpractice defense.  I was always interested in equity and the harm injustice inflicts upon society. Lured back by my love of Colorado, I returned here in 2006, and took and passed the Colorado Bar Exam. I soon focused my Colorado practice in the field of family law. I consider family law a place to pursue equity with the goal of limiting the fallout of divorce on families.


 


I am an active volunteer with the Colorado Bar Association and have been the chairperson of both the Young Lawyers Division and the Membership Services Committee, a member of the CBA Economic Task Force served a term on the CBA Executive Counsel and was the young lawyer liaison to the CBA Board of Governors. At the local bar association level, I was appointed to the 1st Judicial District Board of Trustees and later was their liaison to the CBA Board of Governors.


 


My education, personal and professional experiences motivate my desire to seek equity and truth as an attorney. 


 


During my free time, I am an avid road and mountain bicyclist.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    9 years
  2. Family: 50%
    9 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Brian Alexander Coverdale

    I had the opportunity to work with James on a case and he is a consummate professional. He offered sound advice to the client and his knowledge of Colorado divorce law was apparent. I highly recommend this attorney.

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    Brian Coverdale Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Danae Dawn Woody

    James is a great attorney who is committed to serving his clients at the highest level. However, what impresses me most about James is his commitment to the service of his community. James is an asset to the legal community and to his clients, and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any family law matter.

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    Danae Woody Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Fisher & Associates P.C

3900 E. Mexico Ave.
Denver, CO, 80214

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive200608/30/2015
TNInactive200208/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateGutterman Griffiths, PC2011 - Present
AssociatePelegrin & Radeff, PC2008 - 2011
AssociateWeeks & Luchetta, LLP2007 - 2008
AssociateHarris, Shelton, Hanover & Walsh, PLLC2002 - 2005

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2012 - 2012
First Judicial District Bar AssociationBoard of Governors, Member and Contributor2012 - 2012
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow2012 - 2012
Colorado Bar Association Membership CommitteeChairperson2012 - 2012
Rhone Brackett Inn of CourtMember2012 - 2012
First Judicial District Bar AssociationMember, Board of Governors2012 - 2012
Colorado Young Lawyer Mountain Bike GroupOrganizer2012 - 2012
Wendelken Inn of CourtMember2012 - 2012
First Judicial District Bar AssociationBoard of Governors, Member and Contributor2011 - 2011
Rhone Brackett Inn of CourtMember2011 - 2011
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2011 - 2011
Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer LawyersVolunteer, Permanent Orders Counsel2011 - 2011
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow2011 - 2011
Wendelken Inn of CourtMember2011 - 2011
Colorado Young Lawyer Mountain Bike GroupOrganizer2011 - 2011
Colorado Bar Association Membership CommitteeChairperson2011 - 2011
Colorado Bar AssociationMember Benefits Programs Presenter Volunteer2011 - 2011
First Judicial District Bar AssociationMember, Board of Trustees2011 - 2011
First Judicial District Bar AssociationMember, Board of Governors2011 - 2011
Wendelken Inn of CourtMember2010 - 2010
Colorado Young Lawyer Mountain Bike GroupOrganizer2010 - 2010
Rhone Brackett Inn of CourtMember2010 - 2010
Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer LawyersVolunteer, Permanent Orders Counsel2010 - 2010
First Judicial District Bar AssociationMember, Board of Trustees2010 - 2010
Colorado Bar AssociationMembership Benefits Program Presenter Volunteer2010 - 2010
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow2010 - 2010
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionExecutive Council Chairperson2010 - 2010
Colorado Bar Association Membership CommitteeChairperson2010 - 2010
First Judicial District Bar AssociationBoard of Governors, Member and Contributor2010 - 2010
Colorado Bar AssociationEconomic Task Force, Member2010 - 2010
Colorado Bar Association Leadership TrainingGraduate2010 - 2010
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2010 - 2010
Colorado Bar FoundationFellow2009 - 2009
First Judicial District Bar AssociationMember, Board of Trustees2009 - 2009
Colorado Young Lawyer Mountain Bike GroupOrganizer2009 - 2009
Colorado Young Lawyer Mountain Bike GroupOrganizer2009 - 2009
First Judicial District Bar AssociationBoard of Governors, Member and Contributor2009 - 2009
Rhone Brackett Inn of CourtMember2009 - 2009
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionExecutive Council Chairperson2009 - 2009
Colorado Bar AssociationEconomic Task Force, Member2009 - 2009
Denver Bar Association, Metro Volunteer LawyersVolunteer Permanent Orders Counsel2009 - 2009
Wendelken Inn of CourtMember2009 - 2009
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2009 - 2009
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2008 - 2008
Colorado Young Lawyer Mountain Bike GroupOrganizer2008 - 2008
Wendelken Inn of CourtMember2008 - 2008
Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers DivisionMember2008 - 2008
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2007 - 2007
Wendelken Inn of CourtMember2007 - 2007
Wendelken Inn of CourtMember2006 - 2006

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Denver Bar Association DocketDenver Domestic Relations "Firefighters"2014
Denver Bar Association DocketServing the Moderate-Income Client, A Win-WIn2013

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
CUMBERLANDLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Colorado CollegeSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Doyle Inn of Court Training ProgramProfessionalism: Lawyer Lifestyle2013
CBA-CLE Representing the Moderate Income ClientRepresenting the Moderate Income Client2012
El Paso County Young Lawyer Continuing Education Seminar"Staying Afloat in the Current Economy & Tips, Tricks and Hints for your New Practice"2009
Business Law CourseGuest Lecturer2009
Young Lawyers Division Continuing Education SeminarSpeaker2008
Young Lawyers Division Continuing Education SeminarOrganizer2008
Business Law CourseGuest Lecturer2008