JP Prentiss

Mr. Prentiss 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, Mr. Prentiss focuses on obtaining orders that not only meet his clients’ needs, but also ensures that the best interest of the children involved takes top priority.

Since his admission to the bar in 2005, Mr. Prentiss has tried dozens of cases, handled countless contested motions and other hearings, and successfully negotiated settlements in hundreds, if not thousands more.

From an early age, Mr. Prentiss 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. Mr. Prentiss 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, working as a theater technician prior to attending the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law.

After graduating from law school Mr. Prentiss was sworn in as a Deputy District Attorney for Denver where he handled hundreds of cases ranging from traffic and misdemeanor matters to first-degree murder. It was at the DA’s office, while again working in the juvenile division, that Mr. Prentiss developed a passion for helping children who have become involved in the justice system.

This passion has naturally focused his practice on parental responsibility actions, where he is able to use his substantial litigation experience to ensure that his clients obtain the results they want and that the best interest of the children involved takes priority.  Mr. Prentiss has successfully represented clients in parental responsibility and divorce cases since 2009.

Areas of Practice
90% Family Law (Custody, Divorce, Post-Decree Matters)
10% Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Colorado, 2005

Education
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
J.D. – 2005

Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
B.A. – 2001
Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships
Denver Bar Association, 2010 – Present
Colorado Bar Association, 2010 – Present
Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section, 2010 – Present

Past Employment Positions
Johnson Marquez Legal Group December 2014 – October 2015
Prentiss Zaynard P.C. February 2012 – December 2014
Denver District Attorney’s Office, Deputy District Attorney, 2006 – 2008