Patrick Waters

Heartland Law Office
521 E Main Ave Ste 350
Bismarck, ND 58501

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.

Patrick’s experience in litigation, legal research, negotiation and trial preparation ensures you will get the best possible representation and results in your case. Call (701) 751-1744 to schedule your FREE consultation.

Practice Areas
Family law/divorce
Criminal defense
DUI defense
Estate planning
Business Law
Tribal Law
Associated with the following professional organizations:
National Trial Lawyers
Lawyers of Distiction
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Bar Association
State Bar Association of North Dakota
North Dakota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Work Experience
Burleigh County State’s Attorney Office, Assistant State’s Attorney  Victim Unit
City of Burlington, City Attorney
North Dakota Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents, Lead Attorney
State of Wisconsin, Assistant State Public Defender

DePaul University, College of Law, Chicago, IL - Dean’s List

Member, American Bar Association (2008Present)
Member, State Bar of North Dakota (2016Present)
Member, National State’s Attorney’s Association (20182019)
Member, North Dakota State’s Attorney’s Association (2018 2019)
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (2012Present)
Board Member, Salvation Army (20172018)
Treasurer, Wisconsin Association of Treatment Court Professionals (20152016)
Board Member, Eau Claire County Alliance Against Substance Abuse (20152016)
Member, State Bar of Wisconsin (20082016)
Board Member, Mental Health Court Treatment
Team Member (20132016)
Board Member, Criminal Justice Coordinating
Committees of Buffalo and Pepin (20132016) • Volunteer, Eau Claire County Legal Clinic (2013 2016)
Volunteer, Dane County Legal Clinic (20082013) • Director, Dane County (WI) Bar Association Board (20092012)
Board Member, Wisconsin State Public Defender Affirmative Action Advisory Committee