Mr. Wareham is a highly regarded litigation attorney whose practice emphasizes family law litigation and criminal justice law. In particular, Mr. Wareham handles high conflict divorce, support enforcement and custodial matters. Supported by superb support staff, Mr. Wareham has saved his clients millions of dollars in property equalization payouts by skillfully and effectively arguing that equitable does not necessarily mean equal when it comes to marital property division. Recognized by mental health practitioners for his unique insight in to domestic violence issues, he is as comfortable representing the abused as the abuser.
A skilled litigator and negotiator, Mr. Wareham believes that every case is a candidate for settlement. "Work toward settlement, prepare for trial" is his mantra.
Mr. Wareham had a successful career in high technology sales and sales management with Fortune 50 companies prior to being called to the bar in the early 1990s. During most of this twenty years, Mr. Wareham also served as either a full-time or reserve peace officer in the State of California--holding a certificate from California’s Peace Officer Standards and Training agency. . His background in law enforcement as a police officer and deputy sheriff allow him to work comfortably with prosecutors and police.
Past Law Enforcement Agency Affiliations: Pacific Union College Police 1972--1975, Napa County Sheriff’s Office 1975--1978, Calistoga Police Department 1978—1980, 1982 – 1986 (2 year leave while serving as Mayor) and Placer County Sheriff’s Office 1986--1995
As a custodial parent himself, Mr. Wareham understands the special demands of being a single parent and fights to spare children the trauma associated with divorce. He tells all his domestic relations clients, "I won't let you hurt your kids!"
In addition to his client focused activities, Mr. Wareham believes strongly in a lawyer’s obligation to give back to the community. He engages in legislative advocacy with Colorado’s General Assembly and has co-authored at least three bill or amendments to bills that eventually were signed into law by Colorado’s Governor. A dynamic and engaging orator, Mr. Wareham has been called upon to testify before legislative committees and speak at political rallies. He is the founder and Executive Director of Liberty Watch Colorado Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization devoted to educating the public on personal liberties and holding those in power accountable for their deviance from established liberty principles.
Mr. Wareham founded The Law Center P.C. in 1998 and continues to serve as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. In addition to his professional duties, Mr. Wareham (amateur radio callsign NØESQ) volunteers as the Section Emergency Coordinator for the Colorado Section of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®), the statewide coordinator for the Auxiliary Emergency Communications Unit of the Office of Emergency Management in the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management in Colorado’s Department of Public Safety, the State Government Liaison for the Colorado Section of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL®), and Vice-Director of the Rocky Mountain Division of the ARRL®.
Areas of Practice
- Family Law
- Civil Protection Orders
- Extreme Risk Protection Orders
- Parental Responsibilities
- Financial Support
- Criminal Defense
- Domestic Violence
- Custody and Support Modifications
- Military Divorce
- Elections and Campaign Finance Law
- Firearms Law (Purchase denials, permit appeals, FFL Licensing)
- 2nd Amendment Issues
- California, 1995
- Colorado, 1997
- U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1998
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court Colorado, 1998
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2003
- McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
- J.D. - 1995
- Honors: Dean's List - 1992
- Honors: Moot Court Competition Finalist
- Honors: Trial Advocacy Competition Finalist
- Honors: Student Commencement Speaker
- Pacific Union College, Angwin, Napa Valley, California
- B.S. - 06/1998
- Major: Journalism
- Major: Communications
- Major: Public Relations
- Family Law Magistrates: An Overview of Review and Appeal Procedures, 32-SEP Colo. Law. 91, September, 2003
- Chap. 24-The Role of the Magistrate and Appeals from Magistrate Decisions, Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Practitioner's Guide to Colo. Dom. Rel. Law, 2004
- Chap. 42-Attorney Liens, Continuing Education in Colorado, Practitioner's Guide to Colo. Dem. Rel. Law, 2008
- Colorado Concealed and Open Carry Laws, National Business Institute Seminar on Gun Law in Colorado, December 07 & 12, 2017
- Colorado Firearms Law for Legal Practitioners, Seminar, Business Law Section, Arapahoe County Bar Association, 2018
Honors and Awards
- American Jurisprudence Award-Legal Process