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Phone: (303) 886-6415

2201 Ford Street South Mesa Professional Building

Golden, CO 80401

Michael Williams


Full time ADR professional

Current Employer:

Michael A. Williams LLC


Litigation at Sherman & Howard from 1959 to 1991 (Partner 1965-1991). President, Williams, Youle & Koenigs, P.C., a litigation specialty firm, July 1991 to January 2002. Owner, Michael A. Williams LLC, full time ADR professional, February 1, 2002 to present. Varied trial practice including criminal, domestic, and the full range of civil litigation including personal injury, product liability, insurance, aviation, real estate, commercial, qui tam, intellectual property, probate and corporate. Also representation of clients in ADR in both mediation and arbitration matters. Lecturer in various Continuing Legal Education programs on evidence, trial practice, ethics and federal practice.

Trained arbitrator since 1964. Has arbitrated approximately 400 cases since that time.

Trained mediator since 1987. Has mediated approximately 200 cases since that time.

Work History:

See Experience, below.


Arbitrations and mediations have included health insurance matters, real estate and construction matters, computer software, product liability, professional liability, employment contracts and employer employee disputes, athletic eligibility disputes, satellite television disputes, telecommunications disputes, intellectual property dispute, patent licensing disputes,shareholder disputes, law firm break ups, age discrimination, tort and personal injury matters, general contract and general commercial disputes. Substantial experience with managing e discovery in arbitrations.


Formal training has included:


Member of College of Commercial Arbitrators; Denver Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution; American Arbitration Association arbitrator and mediator; AAA Large, Complex Case Dispute Resolution Panel; AAA Denver Panel of Emergency Arbitrators; AAA USA Track & Field Panel for resolution of doping grievances; 303/860 1665 Dalkon Shield Arbitration Program and Piper Aircraft mediator for The Duke University Private Adjudication Center, Inc.; Colorado Bar and the North Dakota Bar since 1959; Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Colorado, the Tenth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Claims and the U.S. Supreme Court; Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, (Chair of National Trial Competition Committee 2000-2001); Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (Colorado Chapter Past President); Elected member American Law Institute (Members Consultative Group for Restatement of Law Governing Lawyers and Principles of Family Law); Member of the Colorado Bar Foundation; Member of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee for seven years. Member of the U.S. District Court Committee on Conduct for six years and its Chairman for four years (first member to serve more than three years and first chairman to serve more than one year).


B.A. St. Thomas College, 1954

J.D. Harvard University, 1959


Military service: U.S. Air Force Active Duty 1955-1957. Intelligence Officer, Strategic Air Command.

Additional qualifications: Licensed Pilot since 1956, Multi Engine , Commercial, Instrument since 1975.

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