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I have practiced law in Boulder since 1975. I was a partner with Balis & Barrett from1988 until 2013. I am active in the Boulder County Bar Association. I also belong to the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Interdisciplinary Committee on Child Custody. I have been on the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Lawyer Referral Service since 1995 and have served two terms as President of the organization. I served as the Associate Judge of the Louisville Municipal Court from 1990-2001.


Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    41 years
  2. General Practice: 30%
    41 years



Hourly ($300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

4 total 

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  • Bartley A Costello Jr.

    I have known John Barrett for 30 years. I endorse this attorney. John has profoundly helped so many during his 40 years of practicing in Boulder. That extensive experience has enabled him to achieve excellent results for his clients in divorce, real estate and small business matters. John is a genuine human being and a dedicated advocate and I highly recommend him.


    Bartley Costello Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert E Lanham

    I endorse this lawyer. I've know John for over twenty years and have referred many cases to him. I frequently ask for, and respect, his advice on a variety of legal issues.


    Robert Lanham Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

John H. Barrett

Attorney at Law
1526 Spruce St. Suite 206
Boulder, CO, 80302


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Appreciation 1975-2000Boulder County Legal Services2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyJohn H. Barrett, Attorney at Law2013 - Present
Associate JudgeCity of Louisville, Co.1990 - 2001
AttorneyBalis and Barrett, P.C.1988 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Interdisciplinary Committee on Child CustodyMemberN/A
Metropolitan Lawyer Referral ServiceDirector1995 - 2016
Boulder County Bar Association, Small Firm Practitioners CommitteeCo-Chairperson1994 - 1995
Boulder County Bar Association, Domestic Relations CommitteeCo-Chairperson1989 - 1991
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
SmithProperty Division Achieved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations LawPrimer on Collection Law2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
California State University, Long BeachPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Boulder County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarDomestic Relations Collections: Using Judgment Remedies to Collect Child Support, Maintenance and Other Monetory Awards2016
Boulder County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarSurviving 20 Years of Domestic Law PracticeN/A
Boulder County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarAttorney Billing IssuesN/A
Boulder County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarEverything You Wanted to Know About Attorney-Mediator ReferralsN/A
Boulder County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education SeminarSelected Topics in Burdens of Proof: Financial Matters in Domestic CasesN/A