William G. Dewey


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  • Biography

    William G. Dewey is an Associate in the Denver office of GRSM and is a member of the Professional Liability Defense practice group. William comes to GRSM from the Denver District Court, where he clerked for the Honorable Christopher J. Baumann. Prior to starting his second life as an attorney, William was an itinerant scribbler, wandering the map and working odd jobs in retail, hospitality, homeless services, and affordable housing. Along the way he cultivated a passion for writing and advocacy, a passion which he applies to all manner of civil litigation.


    • Colorado


    • Colorado Bar Association
    • Denver Bar Association

    Community Involvement

    Developing and overseeing implementation of Writer-in-Residence program with Lighthouse Writers Workshop and Colorado Coalition for the Homeless at the Fort Lyon Supportive Residential Community.

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  • Publications & Presentations


    • Co-author with Professor Justin Marceau, Friends of Every Friendless Beast: Carceral Animal Law & the Funding of Prosecutors, Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law, 2019.
  • Education


    J.D., University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2020

    • Chancellor’s Scholar: Awarded a full-tuition scholarship for academic excellence and dedication to public service.
    • Grand Challenges Initiative, Collective Impact Cohort on Crime & Safety: Worked in partnership with communities to improve daily living by addressing issues underlying criminal justice reform.
    • IAALS (Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System): Researched issues surrounding access to justice and public trust in the legal system.

    B.A., magna cum laude, English Writing & Literature and Hispanic Studies, Wheaton College, 2001

    • Honors Thesis in English Writing & Literature
    • Spanish Honors Society, Sigma Delta Pi
  • Languages
    • Spanish