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Ezekiel "Zeke" Williams is a partner with Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C. in Denver, Colorado. He specializes in natural resources, environmental, oil and gas, and federal lands law and litigation. Zeke represents oil and gas companies, ski areas, landowners, and other entities. Zeke has considerable litigation and arbitration experience representing oil and gas companies, ski areas, energy developers, and others. He is an expert in federal lands law and litigation, and has considerable experience with the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, National Forest Management Act, and Federal Land Policy Management Act. Zeke advises clients on natural resources and federal lands issues, and litigates disputes involving public lands, natural resources, and energy issues. Zeke helps clients obtain and defend government permits and decisions necessary for natural resources, ski area, and energy development projects.

Zeke has taught Administrative Law, Natural Resources Law, and Environmental Law as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver College of Law. He graduated from the University of Denver College of Law where he was the Articles Editor of the Law Review, and has an undergraduate degree from Montana State University. Following law school, Zeke clerked for the Honorable Bobby R. Baldock of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Zeke is a Trustee of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, and publishes and speaks about natural resources issues.


  • 1801 California Street, Suite 3400
    Denver, CO 80202


  • English

Federal Clerkships

  • United States Court of Appeals

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2014 - Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Natural Resources Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law, Denver (2014)
  • Natural Resources Law, Denver (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Natural Resources Law
  • Administrative / Regulatory Law

Special Focus

  • Endangered Species
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Litigation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Regulatory

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