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Wayne W. Williams

Wayne W. Williams is an attorney in private practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His management practice includes employment discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge litigation; employment law advice; traditional labor law; and wage and hour law. Mr. Williams was appointed to the Governor's Task Force on Civil Justice Reform in 1999 by Colorado Governor Bill Owens. He served two terms as a Commissioner on the National Conference of Uniform State Laws. Mr. Williams was the Chair of the Employment Law Section of the El Paso County Bar Association from 1993 to 1999. He taught courses covering employment law issues and collective bargaining at the University of Colorado. In addition to being a lead instructor for the Institute for Applied Management & Law, Mr. Williams has lectured extensively throughout the country on various employment law topics. He is an active member of the community, serving as an elected official and three terms as Chairman of the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments. Mr. Williams was an original editor of The Colorado Labor Letter.

Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. where is was on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Law and Politics
  • Brigham Young University, Political Science, magna cum laude
Honors & Awards
  • As El Paso County Clerk & Recorder presented with the NASS Medallion Award, awarded for work during the fire-ravaged 2012 primary election
  • As El Paso County Clerk & Recorder named Regional Leader of the Year based on excellence in administering fair elections and addressing regional issues
  • Spencer W. Kimball Scholar, Brigham Young University
  • Harry S. Truman Scholar, Truman Foundation
Political Career
  • Currently Colorado Secretary of State
  • El Paso County Clerk & Recorder (2011-2015)
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