Patrick Waters

Patrick Waters, Assistant General Counsel
  • Assistant General Counsel

Contact Info

245 Strong Hall
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7535



Patrick Waters joined the General Counsel’s Office in June of 2023. Patrick is a double graduate of the University of Kansas, earning a B.A. in Political Science in 2001 and a J.D. in 2004. After graduating from law school, Patrick traveled to Oregon and Washington State as a Canvass Director for Grassroots Campaigns. He then returned to Kansas and began working for the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas.

Working for the Unified Government, a unique entity which combines a city government, county government, and public utility all in one municipal corporation, allowed Patrick to gain experience on a broad array of subject matters. He initially focused on litigation, representing the Unified Government in state and federal court and handling everything from jury trials to appellate briefing and oral argument. In 2016, Patrick switched focus and began working as the lead in-house attorney for economic development and planning and zoning matters. Patrick rose to the level of Acting Chief Counsel at the Unified Government before taking the opportunity to return to his alma mater and join the General Counsel’s Office.


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