Cari Waters

of counsel | portland | LICENSED IN Oregon, Washington, & Nevada

"I believe in working smart and always think of the possible steps ahead in an ever-changing case."

Working smart by thinking ahead

Cari Waters brings a unique perspective to your case due to sixteen years of practice working for each side of a case. Cari started her career clerking for the Chief Justice of the Nevada Supreme Court. She learned what the court cares about and how to most effectively present arguments to persuade the court. Cari then worked for Davis Rothwell Earle & Xóchihua P.C. for several years, defending parties in front of the court. She changed course and had her own firm for several years, protecting plaintiffs’ rights in employment and personal injury cases. Cari has now returned to the defense side at Davis Rothwell Earle & Xóchihua P.C. This career journey has given Cari a unique perspective and insight on how best to protect your interests.

In her personal time Cari is active in working with non-profits to help children. She has been the President of the Stephenson Elementary Foundation for several years. She is also active with First Book Portland, an organization that helps place books in the hands of disadvantaged children. She enjoys traveling around the world with her husband and two young children.


  • William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada – J.D., magna cum laude, 2003
  • Willamette University – B.A., 1999

Bar / Court Admissions

  • Washington State Bar, 2011
  • Oregon State Bar, 2004
  • Nevada State Bar, 2003 (inactive)
  • United States District Court, District of Nevada, 2003