William D. Meyer

Of Counsel

meyer@hbcboulder.com
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Experience

When describing Bill, the words that typically come to mind are experience and professionalism.  The breadth of Bill's civil trial experience is unique in Boulder and the region. In more than four decades of practice, Bill has handled a wide variety of major cases, ranging from commercial and intellectual property disputes, to major personal injury and products liability claims, and real estate and construction matters.  He has tried complex cases for clients throughout Colorado and the West.  While he often represents Colorado businesses and individuals, Bill has a diverse clientele ranging from European and Asian multinationals, to Colorado ranchers, local not-for-profits and the indigent.

The hallmark of Bill's practice, whether representing a large corporation or a pro bono client, is professionalism.  Our system relies on lawyers who meticulously prepare their cases, settle disputes where possible, and try cases when necessary with skill and vigor.  Bill's strengths in these areas are appreciated by clients and colleagues throughout the region.  As a result, Bill often is asked to take on difficult or unique litigation, where professional skills are at a premium.

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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1973

    • Order of the Coif

    • University of Michigan Law Review

    • Legal Aid Award

  • Iowa State University, B.S., 1969

Bar Admissions / Clerkships

  • Colorado

  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • Law clerk to Hon. John W. Oliver, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, 1973-1975.

Memberships / Awards

  • American Bar Association

    • Middle Eastern and North Africa Council, 2007

    • Rule of Law Award, 2007

    • CEELI Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, 2004

  • International Bar Association

  • Colorado Bar Association

    • Chair, International Law Committee, 1996-1997

  • Boulder County Bar Association

    • Recipient, Ron Porter Award of Merit, 2006

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

  • Boulder Bar Foundation

  • Boulder Rotary Club

    • President, 2016-17

    • Rotarian of the Year, 2004-2005

  • Advisory Board, Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI)

  • International Board of Directors, Center for the Study of Democracy (Sofia)

  • Board of Directors, The CEELI Institute, p.b.c., (Prague)

  • International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC)

    • Executive Committee, Stockholm

    • Life Member Award, 2006

  • ABA Rule of Law Award, 2007

  • Recipient, Ron Porter Award of Merit, Boulder County Bar Association, 2006

  • ABA CEELI Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, 2004

  • Chair, International Law Committee, Colorado Bar Association, 1996-97

  • Advisory Board, Boulder County Community Action Program, 1993-1998

  • Board of Directors, Colorado Lawyers Committee, 1990-1991

  • Best Lawyers in America

    • Selected for Commercial Litigation, 2007-2019

  • Colorado Super Lawyers

    • Selected for Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Real Estate, 2006-2019