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Mr. Waters has a broad civil litigation background, which includes the defense of employers in alleged employment discrimination matters, and the defense of hospitals and individual health care providers in cases of alleged medical malpractice.

Prior to joining Johnson, Graffe, Keay, Moniz & Wick, Mr. Waters’ practice generally encompassed all aspects of civil litigation.  His practice emphasized the defense of employment, school and municipal law, professional malpractice, and complex litigation matters.

Mr. Waters was selected as a “Rising Star” by Washington Law & Politics in 2009.


  • University of Arizona, B.S., Finance, cum laude, 2001;
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2005.


Mr. Waters is a native of Pleasanton, California, and has resided in Washington State for nearly a decade.  He has lived in Seattle since 2005.

Mr. Waters is licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, and is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pierce County Bar Association