As Fort Collins criminal attorneys, we believe in client focus and ensuring that our clients have a full understanding of their rights and the legal process they are involved in. At Schwartz, Waible & Esser, our roles as counselors-at-law extend beyond simple courtroom interaction with our clients, and we adamantly encourage any questions or concerns that may be raised throughout the legal process. We understand that the impact of being charged with a criminal offense spans beyond our client to their families, and we strive to treat every individual involved with the respect and attention they deserve.

Our practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, juvenile counsel, DUI cases, drug offenses, divorce, mediation, and legal separation, and our many years of experience allow us to skillfully defend all degrees of misdemeanors and felonies.

Schwartz, Waible & Esser’s offices are located in the center of Old Town Fort Collins.

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Jeffrey M. Schwartz

Jeff is a native Coloradan who has practiced law in Colorado since 2003.  After proudly representing indigent clients as a member of the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, Jeff joined the Law Firm of Kirk Waible and together they formed the Law Firm of Schwartz and Waible, LLC.

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Kirk W. Waible

Kirk is a native of Buffalo, NY who graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 2001. During law school, Kirk interned with the Colorado State Public Defenders in Adams County. This experience inspired Kirk to begin a career seeking justice for clients throughout Colorado.

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Patrick Esser

Patrick has extensive experience representing clients charged with all levels of misdemeanor and felony offenses.  During his career as a public defender, Patrick honed his trial skills litigating multiple complex cases, including attempted homicide, arson, burglary, securities fraud, sexual assault, drug possession, theft and many more.

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Rina McDonald

Rina is the office manager for the law office of Schwartz & Waible.  She joined the practice in the Fall of 2010.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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Our family was in need of a lawyer twice in the past 5 years. Both times we called upon Schwartz and Waible Law Firm. They worked very hard and kept us informed every step of the way. Helped understand the ins and the outs of the law. We were very pleased with the out come of both cases. Hopefully won’t need further need, but if we are won’t hesitate to call upon this law firm. So if you are looking for a Law Firm that works as a team, are caring about their clients, and will do the best job possible you may want to call upon Schwartz and Waible. Thank you so much for your help. Sharon and Jim, January, 2011 We welcome this opportunity to extol Kirk Waible, one of the finest lawyers we’ve ever known. Our background is in education—we are retired after long careers of teaching classes from kindergarten through graduate school. During the past year (2010), Kirk represented someone very close to us. In a difficult, often convoluted, case, Kirk cut right through the mazes of the legal system to present his client’s defense so effectively that the outcome was far more successful than we had ever hoped. We found Kirk to be personable, smart, thorough, accessible, and well-versed in the law. Years ago, I (Jim) worked at length for a state legislature and dealt with many, many lawyers on a daily basis. Some of them were brilliant in their profession. But I feel Kirk stands head and shoulders above even the best of them. We would engage him in an instant to represent us in any legal matter.

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We welcome this opportunity to extol Kirk Waible, one of the finest lawyers we’ve ever known. Our background is in education—we are retired after long careers of teaching classes from kindergarten through graduate school. During the past year (2010), Kirk represented someone very close to us. In a difficult, often convoluted, case, Kirk cut right through the mazes of the legal system to present his client’s defense so effectively that the outcome was far more successful than we had ever hoped. We found Kirk to be personable, smart, thorough, accessible, and well-versed in the law. Years ago, I (Jim) worked at length for a state legislature and dealt with many, many lawyers on a daily basis. Some of them were brilliant in their profession. But I feel Kirk stands head and shoulders above even the best of them. We would engage him in an instant to represent us in any legal matter.

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I retained Jeff Schwartz of Schwartz & Waible after I was charged with a felony. Jeff was caring, professional, detail-oriented, and thorough in how he handled my case. He has a strong knowledge of criminal law and knows the Larimer County court system and its players well. He was able to negotiate the best possible plea deal for me, and I am grateful for his representation. I highly recommend Schwartz & Waible’s services.

Get in Touch!

970-493-0407

info@jskwlaw.com

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109 N. College Ave. Suite 215 Fort Collins, CO 80524