Rina McDonald

Born and raised near Munich, Germany, Patrick has called Fort Collins his home since 2001, with the exception of a brief sojourn to obtain his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia.  In 2015, Patrick joined the Law Firm of Schwartz and Waible, LLC after spending nearly seven years representing the indigent accused as a member of the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office.

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.

Realizing that a person should not be defined by their worst mistake, Patrick seeks to apply his extensive experience to protect the rights of those confronted with criminal prosecution.  Patrick believes that everyone is guaranteed the right to have someone prepared to fight for them when the vast and nearly unlimited resources of the government are arrayed against them.  The right to a fair trial and representation by competent counsel are fundamental rights Patrick seeks to champion every day in his practice.

Patrick also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL), representing the best interests of children in juvenile delinquency cases by accepting court appointments through the Colorado Office of Child Representative.  Both challenging and rewarding, Patrick’s work as a guardian ad litem provides him with unique insight into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.

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.

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