Kirk Waible

Kirk Waible has assisted thousands of Coloradoans over a twenty-three year legal career focused on criminal law. He has extensive experience representing children and adults charged with crimes throughout the state. After graduating from the University of Denver College of Law in 2001, Kirk began his courtroom work as a Colorado State Public Defender. He opened the Kirk Waible Law Firm in January 2007. This firm grew to Schwartz & Waible in January 2009 and eventually evolved into Schwartz, Waible & Esser in 2017. Kirk formed High Country Defense & Consulting in January 2023 after both former partners were appointed as Larimer County District Court Magistrates. He has contracted with the Colorado Office of  Alternate Defense Counsel since 2007 as a trial attorney and the Colorado Office of Child Representative since 2008 as guardian ad litem in juvenile delinquency cases. Kirk is honored to be associated with these Colorado legal agencies that are recognized nationally for providing high quality indigent representation, best interest advocacy, and extensive training opportunities for contracted attorneys. He has litigated over 75 jury and court trials as well as violations of his client's constitutional rights before the Colorado Supreme Court. Kirk limits his practice to Northern Colorado specializing in guiding his clients though the district, county and juvenile courts of Fort Collins, Loveland & Walden in Larimer and Jackson Counties. He is mindful of the number of people he serves at one time and prides himself in effective communication to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with being accused of a crime.

Kirk contributes to the Larimer & Jackson County community as a volunteer youth coach in both soccer and wrestling. He is an avid sportsman, class IV whitewater guide and enjoys spending time in the Colorado High Country with friends and family.