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Patrick G. Barkman

Senior Attorney II

I can’t begin to tell you what an amazing lawyer Patrick Barkman is….. he goes above and Beyond to help his clients understand their rights and the court process….Patrick took the time to listen, he took the time to understand what we were enduring with the death of our child and the grief that brought…..my 7 children call him their life saver and he will forever be OUR HERO…….he is hands down the best lawyer around.”

Patrick G. Barkman was born in Texas but moved to Colorado as soon as he could. Admitted to the bar in 1998, he has represented hundreds of clients primarily in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Defense, and Consumer Bankruptcy. In addition to all state courts in Colorado and Texas, Barkman is admitted to practice in the US District Court for the District of Colorado and the Northern District of Texas, the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the tribal courts of the Cherokee Nation. He has represented clients in criminal matters including misdemeanors, Federal crimes, and capital murder to name a few.

In his most memorable Family Law case, which received international media attention, Barkman successfully represented a mother in getting her seven children back from foster care after she was wrongfully accused of wrongdoing in the death of her adopted son.

He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Political Science and his master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Baylor University and his law degree from the University of Houston.

What you may not know: Barkman’s wife is a nurse practitioner and a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Public Health Service. Between them, they have six children, five sons and one daughter. His hobbies include reading, writing, hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and spending as much time as he can in independent bookstores.


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Our team includes attorneys licensed to practice in multiple states including April D. Jones in California, Patrick G. Barkman in Texas, the Cherokee Nation, the Northern District of Texas, and the District of Colorado (United States Court of Appeals 10th and 5th Circuit).