The Fort Collins mental health defense attorneys at Schwartz and Waible have extensive experience representing adults and children who find themselves in the criminal justice system because of their mental illnesses. People with mental illnesses have the same rights as any accused person, including the right to participate in their own defense and to understand the proceedings against them. Both Jeff Schwartz and Kirk Waible know how to present their client’s mental health issues as mitigation during negotiations with the district attorney, while at the same time respecting our client’s privacy.

Our Fort Collins mental health defense attorneys are familiar with Larimer County community based resources such as Touchstone Health Partners Duel Diagnosis program, the AIIM program and Wellness Court. If necessary, we are skilled at raising pre-trial issues of competency and presenting mental health issues as defenses to a jury. The sad reality is that jails and prisons have become our nation’s woefully inadequate mental health care system. We can help you, your child or a loved one get out of the criminal justice system and attain the help you need.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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We hired Kirk to represent my son. He did much more than that! He made sure my son had the best representation possible. He even went as far as making sure my son's records were expunged as well!! He is very knowledgeable, respectful, and thorough. He is by far the best lawyer EVER!

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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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5 5 1
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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