Patrick Waters

Heartland Law Office
600 South 2nd Street, Ste. 155
Bismarck, ND 58504

Patrick Waters of Heartland Law Office PC is a highly educated attorney with over 12 years of criminal and civil law courtroom experience. He is a proud member of the Bismarck-Mandan community. Prior to opening his own private law practice, he served as a defense attorney and prosecutor for the state of North Dakota.

During his time as a defense attorney, he managed more than 2,000 cases from intake to deposition. These cases included both violent and non-violent felony and misdemeanor charges.

As a prosecutor, Patrick's focus was on serious personal crimes, many of which involved significant consequences for a defendant who was ultimately convicted. With his strong background and experience, he opened Heartland Law Office to serve those needing his legal assistance the most.

Practice Areas
Family law/divorce
Criminal defense
DUI defense
Estate planning
Business Law
Tribal Law

Member, American Bar Association (2008–Present)
Member, State Bar of North Dakota (2016–Present)
Member, National State’s Attorney’s Association (2018–2019)
Member, North Dakota State’s Attorney’s Association (2018– 2019)
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (2012–Present)
Board Member, Salvation Army (2017–2018)
Treasurer, Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals (2015–2016)
Board Member, Eau Claire County Alliance Against Substance Abuse (2015–2016)
Member, State Bar of Wisconsin (2008–2016)
Board Member, Mental Health Court Treatment
Team Member (2013–2016)
Board Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating
Committees of Buffalo and Pepin (2013–2016) • Volunteer, Eau Claire County Legal Clinic (2013– 2016)
Volunteer, Dane County Legal Clinic (2008–2013) • Director, Dane County (WI) Bar Association Board (2009–2012)
Board Member, Wisconsin State Public Defender Affirmative Action Advisory Committee