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Frank WatersFrank T. Waters

Family History

I was born in Mesa, and am a fourth-generation native Arizonan with ties back to Old Tombstone and the original settlers of Southeastern Arizona. My family is now on its sixth generation of native-born Arizonans. In fact, my great grandfather Henry Alec Waters was "the first white child born in Cochise County" as printed on his birth certificate. Henry's mother operated the local bakery frequented by Doc Holiday, Wyatt, Virgil, and Morgan Earp, and the Clantons and McLaurys; and his father was a U.S. Calvaryman. My father and grandfather were both born in Southeastern Arizona. My family has operated a business continually in Arizona since the late 1800's. My mother was born in Prescott, and her family has also been in the Southwest for 100 years. With such extensive family ties to Arizona, I am in a unique position to understand the needs of Arizona businesses and families, and the State's legal and political structure.

Part of the Community

I have strong ties to the local community. Prior to opening my own office, I was a local public school teacher at both the Elementary and Junior high levels. I was a member of the Governing Board of the Colorado River Union High School District (CRUHSD). As an Eagle Scout, I was supportive of my sons' boy scout troop. I am active in my local church- come by my office and you'll see signs of the religious influence in my life. Many people in the community remember my wife from her years teaching Math at River Valley, Mohave Valley Junior High, and Bullhead Junior High.

After leaving education, I worked in Personal Injury, Probate and Estate Planning and all other practice areas of an extremely busy law firm. The high caseload and rigors of the work precluded individualized attention. The lack of personal attention to each client's case was the deciding factor in opening my own firm.

As my client, you will receive personal and individualized attention. My firm's mission is to treat each client with the respect they deserve, and guarantee them continuity and the personal service of an actual attorney personally working on your case from start to finish.

Since I live and work in this town with my family, I know I will see my clients and former clients in public. I strive to make sure that we won't want to avoid each other and that chance meetings won't be embarrassing based upon the history and outcome of your case.

- Frank T. Waters

Educational Background

I hold both Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Northern Arizona University in Southwestern History with additional focus on Political Science and Education. My wife and both of my parents also graduated from this regional college located in Flagstaff; which has local satellite offices to serve our county's population. I went to The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) School of Law to see what other parts of the United States are like; but promptly returned to Arizona when law school ended.

Ole Miss is the fourth oldest Law School in the United States, and has been called the "Harvard of the South." Ole Miss provided me with an unmatchable law school education as I benefitted from the expertise of Johnny Cochran, Bobby DeLaughter and Myrlie Evers (Ghosts of Mississippi), and Alumnus John Grisham.

Attending Law school with three children was rigorous, but I still found time to enjoy watching a young Eli Manning and the rest of the Ole Miss football team whenever occasion permitted. My favorite areas in law school included torts (injury law), wills/estates, family law, alternative dispute resolution including mediation and settlements; and bankruptcy. I have brought my personal interests to my firm as I focus on these areas of law.

- Frank T. Waters

Client Testimonials

  • “I got through it and now I can afford my bills because he helped me get rid of the credit cards and RV. I'm glad I found this lawyer.”

    Larry S.

  • “The court hearing went smooth and I didn't lose any property. I'd recommend calling Mr. Waters if you need bankruptcy.”

    Leslie

  • “We thank you very much for your help.”

    Harold & Rachel

  • “You will be happy that you contacted his firm for your legal needs.”

    John C.

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