Dan Williams

Dan Williams

Boise, Idaho
208-297-7137 (Local)

A Boise native, Dan Williams obtained his B.A. from Yale University in 1984 with a degree in English Language and Literature.  He received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School in 1988.

After returning to Idaho, Dan quickly became a well recognized and experienced litigator representing both business and individual clients in a broad array of legal disputes.  He has substantial experience in business, banking, employment, class action, insurance and personal injury suits.  He has been appointed class counsel multiple times in federal court in employment class action cases.

Dan served previously as Legal Counsel to former Idaho Governor Cecil D. Andrus.  He serves currently as a AAA certified Arbitrator and Mediator and has participated in hundreds of successful cases involving alternative dispute resolution.

Dan is active in the Boise community and also volunteers as a Little League Umpire.

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Business Litigation
  • 30% Employment Law
  • 20% Banking Litigation
  • 10% Insurance Litigation
  • 10% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • AAA Certified Arbitrator and Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Idaho, 1988
  • U.S. District Court District of Idaho, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2003


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - 1988
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1984
    • Honors: Cum Laude
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: English Language and Literature

Representative Clients

  • Bank of America
  • Idaho First Bank
  • Berryhill & Company
  • The Chase Manhattan Bank


  • Greg Lovell, Idaho First Bank

Honors and Awards

  • “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, 2010 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association For Justice
  • Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, 1989 - Present
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Idaho Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice, 1988 - Present
  • American Arbitration Association, Certified Arbitrator & Mediator, 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Idaho Chapter), Vice President

Past Employment Positions

  • Holland & Hart, Associate, 1988 - 1992
  • Solo Practitioner, Owner, 1993 - 1996
  • Former Idaho Governor Cecil D. Andrus, Legal Counsel

Pro Bono Activities

  • Idaho State Bar Pro Bono Commission, 2013 - 2016
  • Yale Club of New York City
  • City Club of Boise, Founding Vice President
  • Little League Umpire