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Patrick G. Barkman

Senior Attorney

“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 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. He has represented clients in criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to Federal crimes to capital murder.

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. 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.

What you may not know: Barkman’s hobbies including reading, writing, hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, and spending as much time as he can in independent bookstores.

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I cannot be more happy with the April Jones Law Firm! I hired her in 2012 for disputes over child support and other items, we had to go to court 3 times on separate matters and every time we were successful. April is very knowledgeable of the law and will not let you down. If I ever need a family law attorney I will call April Jones.

Alan

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Voice message to attorney April Jones from opposing counsel following a successful hearing: Boy I would have jumped over the net and shook your hand today, but there was no net!

T.S.

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April is awesome! She definitely knows what’s going on with everything in court. I couldn’t have gotten a better outcome.

Terri

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April and staff were wonderful. It made a difficult time of life softer while maintaining my dignity.

B.H.

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Once the process became too difficult for me to navigate through I decided to seek Family Law services.

The firm is professional, positive and grounded in their approach. Everyone in the office is always willing to help and is extremely flexible, which I can say is valued by a working professional. There has always been open and prompt communication. Hannah ultimately won our case, and she did so by having strong intellect, presentation skills, and a genuine interest in the well-being of both my daughter and I. I will continue to value the relationship and expertise long after the issues are resolved.

R.P.M.

quote iconApril is well prepared and understands the law and court processes and procedures well beyond anything I have experienced, ensuring success.

I really appreciated April’s straightforward, no-nonsense approach to settling my divorce. It was very refreshing. April is well prepared and understands the law and court processes and procedures well beyond anything I have experienced, ensuring success. I will be a customer for life.

J.M.

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