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Ryan Patrick Waters

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Jefferson City, MO

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2014
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

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

About Ryan

Learn Ryan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    Unlawful Detainer, Rent & Possession, Tenant Rights

    10 years

  2. Licensing
    Drivers License Reinstatement, Professional License Litigation and Defense

  3. Power of attorney
    Durable Financial and Health Care

    10 years

  4. Child custody
    Paternity, Divorce

    9 years

  5. DUI and DWI
    Driver's License Reinstatement, Limited Driving Privileges, Hardship Licenses

    10 years

  6. Divorce and separation

    9 years

  7. Estate planning
    Wills, Trusts, Probate

    10 years

  8. Expungement
    Criminal Expungement

    10 years

I enjoy politics, philosophy, history, and the law. I have a passion for helping others and fixing problems. I became a lawyer to refute the negative stereotypes that plague my profession, and I strive to change the minds of those of who have had negative experiences with attorneys. When not working, I spend my free time with cars, art, games, music and reading. 

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Dodson & Waters, LLC
315 Marshall Street
Jefferson City, MO, 65101


5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Rahul V | September 18, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
He thinks a lot than you for your future and family
"Ryan is an exceptional lawyer who goes above and beyond. His attention to detail, timely execution, and motivational approach set him apart. He's truly influential in achieving the best outcomes for his clients.He truly loves helping people and want his clients future to be bright "
Posted by Mary | July 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Selling a business
Ryan helped me with a life changing situation. I was selling my business of 30 years and needed advice and guidance. I received both with a smooth conclusion.
Posted by Nicole | October 5, 2018
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A low stress court date
Ryan Waters made my misdemeanor expungement go more smoothly than I thought possible. His communication to me as to the happenings of my case was timely and thorough. I felt represented and informed during the proceedings, a novel courtroom experience for me and well worth his very reasonable attorney fee. If I ever need legal counsel again, I'm calling Ryan Waters.
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Posted by Chris | June 16, 2017
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As a business owner, I would not be able to count how many times I've leaned on this lawyer for help and he has come through for me. Ryan is thoughtful, compassionate and extremely intelligent. He knows his business and is eager to achieve the goals I have in place. If my goals are unattainable, Ryan has no problem explaining to me why and offering different courses of action. I highly recommend Ryan Waters.
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Posted by Liz | June 1, 2017
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Honest Attorney
Ryan is not the typical attorney he truly is honest and he genuinely cares about his clients. Ryan helped me feel at ease and confident during a difficult time I experienced with a judge. Ryan has been my attorney for 2 years he demonstrates a moral character, uses good ethics, he is a man of his word and he is honest. I have been through several attorneys during the past 8 years of being guardian conservator for my brother. Ryan is a keeper.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2017
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Ryan Waters had my divorce done in under three months. He got every thing I asked for and was extremely efficient. I would most definitely would go back
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Partner
  • Dodson & Waters. LLC
  • 2015 - Present


  • University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Columbia College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • City of Jefferson v. Steven and Cheryl Bratten
  • Negotiated Settlement


  • Cole County Treatment Court
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Elwood L. Thomas American Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2016 - Present
  • Cole County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
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Landlord or tenant Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Mr. Waters and I found him to be knowledgeable, creative, and a zealous advocate for his client. He was pleasant and professional which enabled us to work out a solution which was beneficial to both or our clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Ryan for a couple years now. He works late hours and worries about achieving the best results possible, because he really does care about his clients. He is well known and trusted in the local legal community. He works hard and is incredibly knowledgeable in his subject matter areas. You will not go wrong with this attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"What can I say about Mr. Waters? He has a passion for family law and somehow finds a way to be 110% invested in his clients' cases without allowing emotion to take the wheel, a skill we all wish we possessed. I have called upon Mr. Waters for his insight and advise on numerous occasions and he has always been extremely helpful. I have recently referred a very complex divorce and child custody case to Ryan. For all intents and purposes, the way the prior attorney had handled the case left this client in a very grim situation, so much so that other attorneys wouldn't touch it. Ryan happily accepted the challenge and has gone above and beyond to improve the client's situation. To say that I am impressed and enamored would be an understatement."
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Waters is the consummate professional. I have conferred with him on many matters, both family and criminal, and he always offers new insights and new strategies for my cases. From the simplest case to the most complex, you can be assured that he will work diligently to get you the best possible outcome."

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Jefferson City Landlord or tenant Lawyer Ryan Patrick Waters
Ryan Patrick Waters
Landlord or tenant Attorney
Jefferson City, MO
Licensed for 9 years
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