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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

  1. Divorce: 50%
    10 years
  2. Family: 50%
    10 years

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Joseph E. Brown

    James has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the law with respect to all family matters in Colorado. He has a keen eye for the "no nonsense" bottom-line, and as such his advice to Clients is well-informed and to the point. A potential client could not go wrong in seeking Mr. Garts as his or her counsel.

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  • Edward Joseph Streker

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with James at a previous law firm. He is knowledgeable and compassionate. I highly recommend him.

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Contact info

Robinson & Henry, P.C.

7535 E Hampden Ave Suite #250
Denver, CO, 80231

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive200606/15/2016
TNInactive200207/19/2016
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
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - 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