William G. Myers  III - Holland & Hart LLP

William G. Myers III

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Mr. Myers provides seasoned and effective representation to clients in energy, natural resources, and public land law. He draws from a depth of experience including his service as the Solicitor of the U.S. Department of the Interior.

As Solicitor, Mr. Myers was the chief legal officer and third-ranking official in the Department. He supervised an office of more than 300 attorneys in 19 locations nationwide. He advised the Secretary and other officials on appellate and trial matters as well as policy and administrative issues. He also worked closely with the Department of Justice and other federal agencies. Interior's jurisdiction covers approximately 20 percent of nation's surface estate and a significant amount of the nation's minerals.

Mr. Myers also served as Deputy General Counsel for Programs at the U.S. Department of Energy. He directed the work of agency attorneys in the areas of international energy, civilian nuclear energy, DOE contracts and regulatory intervention. Prior to DOE, he served as an Assistant to the Attorney General in the United States Department of Justice. Mr. Myers began his tenure in Washington, D.C. as legislative counsel to U.S. Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming, specializing in energy and natural resources issues. Prior to that, he practiced law in Wyoming.

Mr. Myers has published numerous articles in professional and popular publications related to his practice. He also regularly speaks at professional and corporate conferences.

Mr. Myers is admitted to practice in Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and the District of Columbia, as well as numerous federal courts including the United States Supreme Court.

University of Denver College of LawJ.D. 1981College of William and MaryAB

Client Comments

"Mr. Myers is a very experienced attorney whose understanding of his areas of focus is second to none. He provides thorough analysis and advice in a timely manner and with clear communications. He has been very responsive to our needs and a key "member" of our development team."

"Bill is not only a preeminent attorney, but is also considered a friend. He has represented my family in a protracted legal battle lasting over 15 years. Through Bill's keen insight, diligence, and extensive knowledge of the subject matter, the dispute has mostly been favorably resolved. We look forward to working with him and completing the litigation soon. Bill has not only demonstrated the utmost professionalism, but is also a nice guy to boot! He brings the best any attorney can to the table and also some intangible resources from his considerable contact base. I highly recommend him to anyone needing talented, ethical, and effective representation."

Office Location

800 West Main Street, Suite 1750
Boise, ID 83702
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Boise Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Environmental Law of the Boise Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Environmental of the Boise Metro Area
William G. Myers III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!William G. Myers III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!William G. Myers III has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Environmental Law (Administrative/Regulatory, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species, Environmental Permitting, Government Relations)
Litigation - Environmental