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Michael T. Williams

Co-Managing Partner

P. 303.244.1867 | F. 303.244.1879
Ranked Top 10 Nationwide
for Class Action Defense
—Chambers USA

Biography

Mike Williams specializes in complex commercial disputes that often involve novel legal issues. Mike has won national recognition for his defense of companies in high-stakes class actions while also helping clients recover large damages awards and injunctive relief in some of their most important matters. Chambers USA ranks Mike among the Top 10 class action defense attorneys in the United States. He has also been named a BTI Consulting Client Service All-Star, based exclusively on feedback from in-house counsel.

Mike is known for delivering compelling trial arguments that clear a path to exceptional courtroom results. At the same time, he identifies meaningful common interests to help bring parties together amid stark differences. Clients call Mike "a great strategic thinker in litigation" who "understands the business impact and will outwork the other side" (Chambers USA). He possesses "the rare ability to communicate with business leaders in a meaningful way" (The Legal 500). 

Mike consistently finds a way to resolve his clients' significant legal and business concerns through effective litigation and pre-suit counseling. His experience includes the defense of class actions and the pursuit of damages arising from breach of contract, intentional torts, and denials of insurance coverage.

National outlets have recognized Mike for his defense of consumer class actions. As co-counsel, he tried a certified class action trial for Whirlpool to a defense jury verdict in Ohio federal court. Mike has successfully defended more than 100 class actions at the pretrial stages for a range of companies. Such cases have involved allegations of product defect, false advertising, unfair consumer practices, and environmental torts. 

Mike’s experience also includes national coordination of pattern and mass tort litigation and related regulatory investigations. He has represented international manufacturers, retailers, investment companies, small businesses, and individuals in more than 25 states across the country.

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Publications & Speaking Engagements

Press

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Chambers USA
     General Commercial Litigation, Colorado, 2016-2019
     Consumer Class Actions, National, 2019
BTI Consulting
    Client Service All-Star, 2015
The Best Lawyers in America
    Denver Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Lawyer of the Year, 2016
    Denver Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year, 2021
    Commercial Litigation, 2013-2021
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2011-2021
    Product Liability Litigation, 2014-2021
    Personal Injury Litigation, 2019-2021
The Legal 500 US
    Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, 2007-2013, 2015
Benchmark Litigation
    Commercial Litigation - Colorado, 2014-2016, 2018
    Future Star - Colorado, 2013
Colorado Super Lawyers
    
Class Actions/Mass Torts, 2014-2020
    Top 100, 2020; 2016-2017
Law Week Colorado
    "People's Choice" Class Action/Mass Tort Defense Lawyer, 2016-2018
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Member, Product Liability Advisory Council
Member, International Association of Defense Counsel
Member, Next Gen Advisory Board, Institute for Complex Litigation &
    Mass Claims, Emory Law School
Member, Defense Research Institute
The Network of Trial Law Firms
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association

Personal Interests

Family (three young daughters), fly fishing, skiing