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JP Prentiss


Areas of Practice

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

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
JP is a Partner at Burnham Law based out of the Boulder office. He has undergraduate degrees in History and Theatre from Southwestern University and earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

After graduating from law school, JP 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. Working in the Denver DA’s office in the juvenile division, he developed a passion for helping children navigate the criminal 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. His family law practice specialties include dissolution, custody, the allocation of parental responsibilities, and the modification of previously entered orders.

Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Boulder Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section
Past Employment Positions
  • Johnson Marquez Legal Group  2014 –  2015
  • Prentiss Zaynard P.C.  2012 – 2014
  • Denver District Attorney’s Office, Deputy District Attorney, 2006 – 2008
Bar Admissions
  • Colorado, 2005
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    J.D. – 2005
  • Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
    B.A. – 2001

10.0JP Prentiss

JP is great to work with. He is very well versed on complicated questions and is extremely responsive. I would recommend him in family law matters.

I am very thankful for JP and his hard work on my case! He always returned calls and emails. He answered all my questions and worked with me for a unique situation. He gave an awesome final plea to the court in my behalf and I am very grateful!

I had an excellent experience working with JP Prentiss at Burnham. He was easy to contact, followed through with requested assistance, and diligently reviewed, explained, and advised me on the paperwork. He was easy to work with and provided the support and ease of mind during a difficult time.

first, JP is a good listener, very focused. I’ve never gone through a divorce before or needed a lawyer but I am quite satisfied with the outcome. If I’m ever in need of a lawyer I will contact you guys first.

JP was my divorce attorney from my filing up through the court’s final order. It’s now been a year since the divorce was final, and I couldn’t be happier with the result so far for all three parties involved: my son, my ex-wife, and myself. Our son was living with me during our separation, and we will soon have transitioned to 50-50 custody over 16 months. When I think about where we were 2 years ago, I’m so thankful that we are now much healthier and happier. My ex-wife and I co-parent with good communication and no animosity. Even though having two homes is not ideal for our son, I firmly believe that the current situation is much better for him than might otherwise be. My most important goal throughout this process was making sure that he would have the best possible parental situation, and I believe we have accomplished it so far!

JP Prentiss did an outstanding job with our case. He communicated very well and kept me comfortable with our options at all times. He also worked extremely well with the other party involved and did everything in a timely manner. I was very pleased and will certainly reach out to him in the future if need be.