|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|"A+" rating (Five out of 5 stars)||Better Business Bureau||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|One of 100 Best Trial Lawyers in Colorado (Criminal Defense)||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|"A" rating, no complaints||Better Business Bureau||2014|
|Certificate of Merit, Federal Administrative Law||Thomas M. Cooley||2005|
|Owner/Attorney||Law Office of John Waters||2008 - Present|
|Law Clerk for Hon. Calvin Osterhaven||Eaton County, Michigan||2005 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Distinguished Counsel||Nation's Top One Percent||2015 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Juvenile Law Section||N/A||2015 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||One of 100 Best Trial Lawyers in Colorado (Criminal Defense)||2014 - Present|
|United States District Court for District of Colorado||Attorney||2010 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Colorado Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||No Value||2007 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Ashley Santorno v. Anthony Sparks (15 C 2517) El Paso||Successful.|
|People v. Jane Doe (Central City Muni)||Deferred Prosecution (my first one ever).|
|Andrea Obee-Valenzuela and Jesus "Ray" Obee-Valenzuela (14 DR 30969) Denver||Successful.|
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|D&N Doesn't Mean Dependency and Neglect; It Means Dangerous and Negligent: The Pitfall of Title 19, Article 3, Part 102(1)(f)||2016|
|The Denver Post||"Listening Is This Lawyer's Key"||2014|
|My website||Child Support (Can Be a Complex Area of Law)||2012|
|My website||Child Custody (Can Be the Biggest Battle of All)||2012|
|My website||Divorce (Legally Known as a Dissolution of Marriage)||2012|
|My website||Property Division (Everyone's Financial Picture Is Different)||2012|
|My website||Spousal Maintenance (A Get-back-into-the-workforce Payment Plan)||2012|
|Thomas M. Cooley Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|University of Colorado||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1988|
|Adult Education||"Kitchen-table Budget"||1995|
Posted by Mike
John may be a likeable guy, but when I approached him with a very reasonable case, I needed legal competency. I spent $20k with John over the last year, and we lost every single motion. He failed to protect me from a rule 60 violation, costing me another $13k. After being demolished trial, John didn't even call me to tell me he'd quit; I found out via court document in the mail. All in all, I'm out $40k during the worst year of my life, actually lost ground, and my daughter still doesn't have a Dad. To boot, I'm now so in debt that I can't afford another go-around in court. A pitiful situation.
Posted by Ray
Money is time and time is crucial. John is prepared for you. He makes one feel at one on one. An attorney that will listen and ground himself in your cause.
Lets keep it real you get what you pay for, and one must ask if the cause is worth it at the end.
Thank you John!!
Posted by Leslie
Finding the right lawyer is always stressful, this combined with trying to do a child custody agreement really had me on edge. John not only put me at ease about the situation but worked to ensure I got everything I was hoping for within the custody agreement while doing so at a cost less then everyone else I had spoken to (which is something you don't see most men receiving in a child custody matter). I highly recommend John Waters.
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