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Mark W. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Denver, CO

Sherman and Howard
675 Fifteenth St, Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 720-909-3497
Fax: 303-298-0940
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022
Licensed in Colorado Since: 1985
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Communications, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Banking
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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Attorney Profile

Mark W. Williams is a business litigation, banking and communications law attorney at Sherman & Howard L.L.C., in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Williams represents businesses in Denver and on a nationwide basis on various legal matters. He is an experienced litigator and trusted adviser to businesses of all types and sizes. 

A practicing lawyer for over 35 years, Mr. Williams has tried matters at the federal, state and appellate levels. In addition, he is experienced in resolving cases through mediation and has served as an arbitrator in numerous cases over the years. 

Honoring his accomplishments, “The Best Lawyers in America” has included Mr. Williams in its publication in various areas of law. The publication also named him “Lawyer of the Year” in communications law and technology law. Denver’s 5280 magazine named him a “Top Lawyer” in 2015 and 2016. He is a senior fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America and a Master Advocate in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Williams holds an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating. He is a member of the Denver Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Electric Cooperative Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. He sits on the board of several local organizations and on the American Arbitration Association’s commercial panel of neutrals.

After graduating cum laude from Colorado College with a bachelor’s degree in political economy, Mr. Williams earned his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. He holds licenses to practice law in Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah and before several federal courts and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Business Litigation
  • 40%Communications
  • 10%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Banking
Focus Areas

Non-Compete Agreements, Arbitration, Mediation


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2022

About Mark W. Williams

First Admitted: 1985, Colorado

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Working Together on Fundamentals in the Lender/Borrower Relationship, Colorado Real Estate Journal | January 2013
  • Lecturer at telecommunications conferences, CLE International
  • Eviction Strategies Relief, | August 6, 2020
  • 2020 Economic Recovery Forecast, Denver Business Journal | Vectra Bank | September 18, 2020
  • Walks Like a Fraud, Talks Like a Fraud…Now What?, Not-for-Profit Conference | COCPA | May 21, 2021
  • Wireless Coverage Can Enhance Commercial Real Estate Properties, Colorado Real Estate Journal | July 2012

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Colorado
  • The Trial Law Institute  
  • Diversity Law Institute
  • Former President, Rotary Club of Lower Downtown Denver
  • Electric Cooperative Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Executive Committee, Metro Denver EDC
  • Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Commercial Panel of Neutrals, American Arbitration Association
  • Board Member, Board of Trustees of the Boy Scouts of America, Denver Area Council
  • Board Member and Chairman, Denver Sports Advisory Board
  • Board Member, Vectra Bank Advisory Board
  • Governance Fellow, National Association of Corporate Directors
  • U.S. District Court for the Court of Nebraska  
  • U.S. District Court for the Court of Utah
  • U.S. District Court for the Court of Colorado
  • U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Utah
  • Oklahoma
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Minnesota
  • Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors, 2019
  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2008

Educational Background

  • BA, cum laude, The Colorado College, 1982


  •  Communications Law, Denver, Best Lawyers in America, "Lawyer of the Year", Best Lawyers in America, 2019
  • , Leadership Denver Program, Participant, 2000-2001
  • , Litigation Counsel of America, Advocate, Order of Certus
  • , Litigation Counsel of America, Barrister, Order of Justitia
  • , Litigation Counsel of America, Senior Fellow, 2008
  • , National Institute for Trial Advocacy, “Master Advocate”
  • , Martindale-Hubbell, “AV Rated”, 1995-present
  • , 5280 Magazine, “Top Lawyer,” Communications, Technology & Media, Denver, 2015, 2016
  • , Super Lawyers, “Top 100 Attorneys,” Colorado, 2016
  • , Super Lawyers, Business Litigation, Colorado, 2006-2021
  • , Best Lawyers in America, Denver, Technology Law, 2007-2021
  • , Best Lawyers in America, Denver, Litigation: Regulatory Enforcement [SEC, Telecom, Energy], 2019-2021
  • Best Lawyers in America, Denver, Corporate Law, 2021
  • , Best Lawyers in America, Denver, Communications Law, 2007-2021
  • , Best Lawyers in America, Denver, Banking and Finance Law, 2013-202
  • , Best Lawyers in America, Denver, Arbitration, 2013-2021
  • , Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year,” Technology Law, Denver, 2016
  • , Best Lawyers in America, “Lawyer of the Year,” Communications Law, Denver, 2015
  • Technology Law, Denver, Best Lawyers in America, "Lawyer of the Year", Best Lawyers in America, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Corporations
  • Energy
  • Telecommunications
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Office Location for Mark W. Williams

675 Fifteenth St
Suite 2300
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 720-909-3497

Fax: 303-298-0940

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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