Tyler D. Williams


Mr. Williams’ practice concentrates on all aspects of civil litigation and government representation, with a particular emphasis in municipality and public entity defense, general litigation, and administrative prosecution. He also represents and advises private employers, public, and non-profit entities and individuals outside of litigation, including matters involving employment law, transactions, compliance issues, contracts, administrative law, and general representation and legal advice.

  • Litigated numerous cases in state and federal court, including through trial and appeal.
  • Briefed or argued appeals before the Idaho Court of Appeals, Idaho Supreme Court, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
  • Successfully defended cases before the Idaho Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and multiple Idaho state administrative agencies.
  • Volunteer attorney for Family Advocates in the Court Appointed Guardian ad Litem Program (CASA) and serve on its Attorney Advisory Panel.
  • Served as a volunteer attorney coach, Capitol High School Mock Trial Team.
  • Served as a volunteer pro tem judge, Ada County Youth Court.
  • Served as a volunteer attorney for Ada County Juvenile Court Services, Attendance Court.
  • Clerked for the Honorable Patrick H. Owen of the Idaho Fourth Judicial District, August 2010 through April 2012.
  • Member of the executive board of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, supervising articles editor.
  • Completed a two-year internship at a plaintiff-oriented litigation firm in Spokane, Washington, during law school.

Education: Juris Doctorate, cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law, 2010; Bachelor=s Degree in History, Utah State University, 2005.

Bar Admissions: Idaho 2010; U.S. District Court (Idaho) 2012; Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals 2013; United States Supreme Court 2015.

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