William Cravens

William Cravens



William is your strategic legal advantage, dedicated to safeguarding your business interests and empowering your success.

William is an associate attorney at Dorsey with a multifaceted practice spanning antitrust, trademark, copyright, and complex commercial litigation. With a background in neurobiology, William brings a unique perspective to his legal practice, allowing him to grasp intricate business concepts and devise effective litigation strategies for his clients.

Prior to joining Dorsey, William gained significant experience in antitrust claims, including keyword bid rigging on search terms for large hotel chains, monopoly claims in the music industry, and monopoly claims in the housing industry related to the use of algorithms and technology for pricing. Additionally, William has a proven track record in trademark and copyright litigation, having successfully defended clients against substantial claims, such as winning a motion for summary judgment on copyright claims in federal court, dismissing a $10 million damage claim.

At Dorsey, William's diverse client base includes national cookie retailers, drone delivery companies, lighting manufacturers, and water sellers, among others. He is adept at resolving business disputes and handling patent litigation, as well as navigating complex commercial litigation matters, particularly representing Colorado businesses in state and federal court.

William's undergraduate degree in neurobiology underscores his ability to comprehend intricate technical details across various industries, from mapping motor neurons to control robotic arms to understanding the nuances of business operations, such as online advertising. This background enables him to develop innovative litigation strategies tailored to each client's unique needs.

Clients appreciate William's dedication to staying abreast of legal developments and his commitment to achieving favorable outcomes. His passion for learning and his ability to dissect complex issues make him a valuable asset to clients seeking effective representation in litigation matters.

Education & Admissions

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law (J.D., 2019),

  • Chizzie Works Endowed Scholar, Donald Gorder Endowed Scholar, Edith Turley Baine Scholar, Hover T. Lentz Endowed Scholar, Marion F. Jones Memorial Endowed Scholar & Transportation Lawyers Association Endowed Scholar, Montgomery Dorsey Memorial Endowed Scholar, The Transportation Lawyers Association TLJ Endowed Scholar
  • Transportation Law Journal, Articles Editor, 2017-19
  • Elected DU Honor Board 2017-19
  • AIPLA Moot Court DU Selected Member 2018
  • Brownstein Fellow at Arrow Electronics 2018

University of Texas (B.S., Neurobiology, 2013), Dean's List


  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

News & Resources

Legal Writings

  • Published Technical Editor for "Patents and Standards: Practice, Policy, and Enforcement" book published by Bloomberg BNA, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and Holland & Hart (2018).

Select Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “The Law Under Section 1 of the Sherman Act Today,” Antitrust and Unfair Competition Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, April 2020.

Industries & Practices

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Antitrust & Competition Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Cybersecurity, Privacy & Social Media
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Emerging Companies
  • Food, Beverage & Agribusiness
  • Healthcare & Life Sciences
  • Higher Education & Academic Research Institutions
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Technology
  • Trademark, Copyright + Advertising

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • American Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
William Cravens