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Michael T. Williams

Managing Partner

P. 303.244.1867 | F. 303.244.1879
"A leading class action defense lawyer."
—Chambers USA


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 nationwide for his class action defense for major clients. BTI Consulting has named Mike a Client Service All-Star three times, based exclusively on input from in-house counsel. He serves as WTO's management representative to the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

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 has represented a diverse array of international companies, national retailers, publicly-traded investment companies, small businesses, and individuals in the courts of 35 states and four Canadian provinces, as well as international arbitrations.


Commercial Litigation

Class Actions


Other Representative Experience

Publications & Speaking Engagements


Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Chambers USA
     Product Liability & Mass Torts - Nationwide, 2023-2024
     Consumer Class Action Defense - Nationwide, 2020-2022
     General Commercial Litigation - Colorado, 2016-2024
BTI Consulting 
    Client Service Super All-Star, 2022 
    Client Service All-Star MVP, 2022 
    Client Service All-Star - 2015, 2020
The Best Lawyers in America
    Denver Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Lawyer of the Year, 2021
    Denver Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Lawyer of the Year, 2016
    Commercial Litigation, 2013-2024
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, 2011-2024
    Product Liability Litigation, 2014-2024
    Personal Injury Litigation, 2019-2024
The Legal 500 US
    Litigation: Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense, 2007-2013, 2015
Benchmark Litigation
    National Practice Area Star, 2020-2022, 2024
    Local Litigation Star, 2020. 2022
    Commercial Litigation - Colorado, 2014-2016, 2018
    Future Star - Colorado, 2013
Colorado Super Lawyers
    Class Actions/Mass Torts, 2014-2024
    Top 100, 2016-2017, 2020, 2022-2024
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, 2016-2017
The Trial Network
American Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Denver Bar Association

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Member, Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s Academy

Personal Interests

Family (three young daughters), fly fishing, skiing

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