Chad D. Williams


Phone 303.892.7474

Chad Williams is co-managing partner of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP and a member of the firm’s Trial Department and Executive Committee. He practices complex civil and criminal litigation, with an emphasis on white collar criminal defense and investigations, business disputes, securities litigation, SEC enforcement, and all cases earmarked for trial.

In the last decade, Mr. Williams has been involved in some of the largest civil lawsuits and criminal investigations and cases in the United States.  He regularly represents sizable, public and private corporations in major litigation across the country, and high profile individuals, including company directors, corporate officers and executives, and government officials with significant criminal and civil liability.

His white collar defense practice is preeminent in the Western United States. Mr. Williams has handled hundreds of criminal cases including securities violations, criminal antitrust violations, fraud and other economic crimes, claims under the False Claims Act, criminal copyright infringement and computer hacking offenses, and cases involving allegations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  He has recently successfully represented key individuals and corporations in some of the highest stakes white collar matters in the country. Mr. Williams is frequently engaged to advise public companies in white collar matters and to conduct internal investigations concerning potential violations of state and federal law. He has worked with United States Attorney’s Offices and Inspectors General across the country and regularly works with attorneys at Main Justice in the District of Columbia.

As a former Deputy State Public Defender, his courtroom experience is vast.  Mr. Williams has taken to trial numerous civil and criminal cases ranging from criminal securities fraud to complex disputes over mineral rights on behalf of major natural resources companies.  He has a track record of prevailing at trial in even the most difficult and media charged cases.

Mr. Williams has been selected for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, is a Benchmark Litigation Colorado Litigation Star, and has earned an AV® PreeminentTM Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He has been recognized by Chambers USA for Litigation: General Commercial and Best Lawyers in America©. Mr. Williams is a Colorado Bar Foundation Fellow.

Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives.  He was a general editor for the University of Denver Law Review, a Henry McAllister Scholar, and Clarence L. Bartholic Award recipient.  Before coming to DGS, more than 16 years ago, he clerked for Michael E. Tigar in the defense of United States v. Terry Lynn Nichols.


University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., Order of St. Ives

University of Colorado, B.S.

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