William T. McAdams, better known as Bill, is a former prosecutor who now manages a successful criminal defense practice. He formed the McAdams Law Office in 2006 and has represented clients in a variety of court matters including DUI, DWAI, assault, domestic violence, theft, burglary, juvenile matters, minor in possession (MIP), sexual assault, forgery, fraud, drugs, alcohol, animal matters, driving under suspension (DUS), driving under revocation (DUR), speeding, reckless driving and careless driving. Bill also has significant experience in handling DMV hearings for DUI suspensions, point suspensions and red licenses which permit limited driving privileges. In total, Bill has handled thousands of cases including more than 100 jury trials.
Bill also serves as Alternate Defense Counsel in certain courts in Weld County where he is occasionally appointed to represent clients with whom the Public Defender has a conflict. He is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB), Colorado Bar Association (CBA) and the Weld County Bar Association (WCBA). Since 2009, Bill has either taught or participated in more than 250 hours of DUI trainings. He predominantly handles matters in Weld and Larimer counties and the cities of Greeley, Evans, Windsor, Loveland and Fort Collins.
Prior to beginning the McAdams Law Office, Bill served as a Deputy District Attorney for the 19th Judicial District of Colorado (Weld County) from early 2004 to mid 2006. While at the District Attorney’s Office, he handled felony and misdemeanor matters. This included DUI, domestic violence and traffic matters. He participated in approximately 40 jury trials while in this office, numerous court trials and hundreds of motions hearings.
Prior to being a Deputy District Attorney, Bill practiced in the Denver area. Initially, he was an associate at the law firm of Ledbetter and Associates and then was a sole practitioner. During this time, Bill handled a variety of matters including criminal defense, DUI, family law, civil litigation, probate and wills.
Bill is a native of Colorado and grew up in Denver and Boulder. He attended college at Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and History in 1994. He then attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where he earned a Juris Doctorate law degree in 1999. He is an active member of his community where he serves in numerous volunteer positions in his church, on his homeowner’s association board of directors and serves on the Board of Governors for University Schools in Greeley, Colorado. His hobbies include softball, volleyball and travel.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Law
- Litigation & Appeals
- Traffic Violations
- White Collar Crimes
- Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
- J.D. - 1999
- Baylor University, Waco, Texas
- B.A. - 1994
- Major: Political Science
- Major: History
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB), Member
- National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
- DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)
- Colorado Bar Association (CBA)
- Weld County Bar Association
Past Employment Positions
- 19th Judicial District of Colorado (Weld County), Deputy District Attorney, 2004 to 2006
- Ledbetter and Associates, Associate