John Paul “ J.P.” Prentiss, J.D.Senior Associate
J.P. focuses his practice on family law including: dissolution, custody, the allocation of parental responsibilities, and the modification of previously entered orders. When resolving family law disputes, he focuses on crafting resolutions that not only meet his clients' needs, but also ensures that the best interests of the children involved takes top priority. J.P. also practices criminal defense
Since his admission to the bar in 2005, J.P. has tried over sixty cases, handled countless contested motions and other hearings, and successfully negotiated settlements in hundreds, if not thousands more.
From an early age, J.P. knew he wanted to continue his family's legacy as an attorney. His passion for justice and helping those in need has only continued to grow since then. J.P. grew up in Texas where he attended Southwestern University in Georgetown and earned a BA in history and theater. After college, he moved to Denver, where he attended the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law.
During law school J.P. was a teaching assistant for first year criminal law students, and interned with the Denver District Attorney's office in both the appellate and juvenile divisions. During his third year, while interning in the juvenile division, he was recognized by his professors for excellence in Criminal Law drafting and Criminal Trial practice. After graduating from law school, he was sworn in as a Deputy District Attorney for Denver where he prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor and felony matters.
It was at the DA's office, while working in the juvenile division, that J.P. developed a passion for helping children. After leaving the District Attorney's Office in 2008, this passion naturally focused his practice on parental responsibility actions where he is able to use substantial litigation and negotiation experience to ensure that cases are resolved in his clients' -- and in their children's -- best interests. This experience allows him to handle complex and challenging legal matters with the unique perspective of a former prosecutor, ensuring the best possible results for clients no matter how big or small their cases may be.
J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law
B.A. in History and Theater, Southwestern University in Georgetown