Ezekiel (Zeke) J. Williams Updated:09/2015

Zeke Williams practices natural resources, environmental, and federal public lands law and litigation. Zeke combines extensive substantive knowledge with expertise in a number of industries. His clients include oil and gas companies, ski areas, renewable and conventional energy developers, mining companies, trade associations, and individuals. He represents clients in federal and state court litigation and appeals, and advises clients on environmental and natural resources laws.

Zeke has broad oil and gas experience, and has litigated and arbitrated disputes involving oil and gas leases, operating agreements, accounting procedures, title issues, federal exploratory units, gas gathering dedications, net profits interests, royalty obligations, and exploration and development agreements.  Zeke has considerable litigation and counseling  experience involving federal lands, natural resources and energy development, NEPA documents, ski area expansions, land exchanges, and administrative and environmental law. 

Zeke routinely helps clients obtain and defend government approvals that will authorize future actions, including environmental impact statements, federal land use plans, leases, Forest Service special use permits, rights-of-way, and environmental permits. Zeke’s work is defined by communication, judgment, knowledge, strategy, and value.  Zeke is listed in the Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources, Environmental, Litigation


  • University of Denver College of Law
    • J.D., Law Review (Articles Editor) 
    • Order of St. Ives (1994)
  • Montana State University BA (1987)

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Colorado (1994) 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Professional Affiliations

  • Judicial law clerk to the Hon. Bobby R. Baldock, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1994-1996

Adjunct Professor

  • University of Denver College of Law (2001 to 2004, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014) Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law


Contact Ezekiel (Zeke) J. Williams


Contact Ezekiel (Zeke) J. Williams

Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese, PC
1560 Broadway
One Civic Center Plaza, Suite 1400
Denver, CO  80202
Phone: 303-861-2828 ext 2529
Fax: 303-861-4017

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Colorado
  • DC
  • North Dakota