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J.M. Stanlee West-Watt


Attorney J.M. Stanlee West-Watt is our managing attorney and has been with our Firm since 2011, prior to which, she spent almost twenty years building a successful  practice in Boulder, Colorado.


Attorney West-Watt received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1992. She is a member of the State Bars of Arizona and Colorado.  Areas of practice include:

  • Family law

  • High-asset divorce

  • Child custody

  • Parental rights litigation

  • General civil litigation

  • Pre-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Agreements


While practicing in Colorado, Attorney West-Watt participated in several legal- and community-based organizations and continues to be a strong advocate for clients in all legal matters.  Joining the Arizona Bar in 2011, Attorney West-Watt brings the same dedication to the Tucson legal community. 

Attorney West-Watt is adjunct faculty in the Pima Community College's ABA-accredited Paralegal Program, currently teaching advanced classes in family law, criminal law and procedure, and bankruptcy law and procedure.  
Attorney West-Watt graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in philosophy and a Bachelor of Arts degree in modern languages from the University of Utah in 1983.


Admitted to practice

  • Colorado, 1992

  • Arizona, 2011


Awards and recognition

  • BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

  • National Association of Women Lawyers, Outstanding Woman Attorney, 1992

  • Boulder County Bar Association, Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, 1995

  • Champion for Children, Voices for Children, Colorado, 2008



  • University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1992

  • University of Utah, B.S., Philosophy, B.A., Modern Languages, magna cum laude, 1983

  • University of Hull, England

  • University of Jaca, Spain


Professional memberships and associations



  • "Effective Representation in Child Welfare Law:  Learning from the Past," Colorado Lawyer, December 2007, co-author with Sheri Danz and Theresa Spahn



  • Born in Singapore, Malaysia

  • Working knowledge of Spanish, German, Italian and French

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