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Joseph Patrick Waters

Joseph Patrick Waters

Practice areas:

Family, Bankruptcy & Debt, Civil Rights

About Me

If you need an attorney, chances are, something bad has happened to you or someone you love.  I do my absolute best not only to empathize with your situation, but provide you the best legal representation possible.  Whether you have a civil litigation matter or are considering bankruptcy, you are going to need a lawyer who will share your concerns.  I will do everything I can to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome.  


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Family: 85%
    50 cases
  2. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
    200 cases
  3. Civil Rights: 5%
    10 cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Jill L Rogers

    Hardworking and determined. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jill Rogers Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Dmitriy Shakhnevich Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

1930 South Coast Highway
Suite 100
Oceanside, CA, 92054-6466




Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Pro Bono Services AwardCalifornia Bar Association2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Chief Legal OfficerSherri's Project: Wounded Warrior Pack2012 - Present
AssociateThe McMillan Law Firm2009 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
United States District Court, Southern District of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
United States District Court, Central District of CaliforniaMember2009 - Present
San Diego MensaMember2008 - 2009
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer ProgramVolunteer2008 - 2010
J. Reuben Clark Law SocietyMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Lusk v. HaleVoluntary dismissal by Plaintiff
Chapter 7 BankruptcyFull discharge
Chapter 7 BankruptcyFull discharge

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Concord Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor2008
Park UniversityComputer Information SystemsBachelor of Science2003

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Sherri's Project client briefADA \ disability discrimination2012