Professionals

J. Colby Williams

J. Colby Williams

Education:

Bachelor of Arts - University of Arizona

Juris Doctorate - Arizona State University

Mr. Williams is a co-founder and senior partner of Campbell & Williams.  Over the course of his nearly twenty year career, he has handled numerous precedent setting cases in the fields of complex commercial litigation, corporate governance, products liability, and First Amendment Law.  With respect to the latter category, the firm successfully represented NBC Universal and its Chief Political Correspondent, Chuck Todd, in an emergency writ proceeding, which reversed a lower court order requiring the network to allow a presidential candidate to participate in a democratic presidential debate in January of 2008.

Mr. Williams’ appellate practice in the above fields has resulted in numerous published opinions, one of which required briefing before the United States Supreme Court.  See, e.g., American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. v. Miller, 550 F.3d 786 (9th Cir. 2008) (reversing district court’s denial of attorney’s fees to six media corporations that had prevailed in § 1983 action); Stephens Media, LLC v. Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct., --- Nev. ---, 221 P.3d 1240 (2009) (holding in matter of first impression that First Amendment’s guarantee of public access to criminal proceedings extends to juror questionnaires); DR Partners v. Bd. of County Comm’rs, 116 Nev. 616, 6 P.3d 465 (2000) (granting access to newspaper seeking disclosure of county cellular phone records); Dillard Department Stores, Inc. v. Beckwith, 115 Nev. 372, 989 P.2d 882 (1999), cert denied, 120 S.Ct. 2744 (2000) (affirming $3 million verdict in wrongful discharge case, including award of attorneys’ fees).

Mr. Williams has earned an AV “Preeminent” ranking for over a decade, which is the highest rating for legal skill and ethical practices designated by Martindale-Hubbell.  He has likewise been included in Woodward & White's Best Lawyers in America and is a long standing member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.