Nina P. Williams

Nina P. Williams
Managing Partner

Nina P. Williams is founder and partner of local government law firm Wilson Williams LLP. Nina previously served as Special Counsel at the municipal law firm Murray Dahl Beery & Renaud LLP. Nina Williams currently serves as City Attorney for Salida, Fort Morgan and Woodland Park, and as Town Attorney for Fairplay. Nina represents boards of adjustment, historic preservation commissions, zoning boards of appeals and planning commissions as special counsel. Nina also specializes in land use code diagnosis, analysis, revision and drafting to implement local planning and housing goals.

Nina Williams began her legal career representing applicants and private developers in all phases of the planning and development process, including in front of governing boards, planning commissions and zoning boards. Nina also served as principal law clerk for the New York State Supreme Court, where she specialized in election law, open records, real estate and Rule 106-like appeals.

Nina currently teaches an annual graduate course at the University of Colorado Denver, for the New Directions in Politics and Public Policy program, entitled “Planning and Development: Zoning, Local Government and Affordable Housing.”

Nina is a frequent speaker on local government and land use issues, including at the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) planning commissioners training, the Municipal Clerk’s Institute, Colorado Bar Association Government Counsel section CLE program, and the Colorado Municipal League (CML) conference. Nina was recipient of the 2020 MCAA Outstanding Deputy City Attorney Award.

Professional Memberships:
Vice Chair, Colorado Municipal League (CML), Attorney Section
Vice Chair, Metro City Attorneys Association (MCAA)
Board Member, Colorado Bar Association, Government Counsel Section
Co-Founder, Rising Municipal Attorneys

Education:
J.D., Saint John’s University School of Law
             Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Legal Commentary
B.A., Saint John’s University, Honors College, Government and Politics

Publications:
A Conversation on Quasi-Judicial and Ex Parte Issues, Colorado Municipalities, Dec 2017

“Harmful Speech and True Threats: Virginia v. Black and the First Amendment in an Age of Terrorism,” St. John’s University, Journal of Legal Commentary, Issue 20:2