William K. Rounsborg

Overview

WILLIAM K. ROUNSBORG was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in a small farming and ranching community in Wyoming. Prior to law school, he worked in the trust division of a bank in Cheyenne, Wyoming, handling investments and accountings for trusts, estates, guardianships, retirement plans and other fiduciary accounts. While attending the University of Wyoming College of Law, he served as a staff member and as Editor in Chief of the Land and Water Law Review. After law school, Mr. Rounsborg served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. Following several years with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., he returned to the Rocky Mountain West in 1997 and entered private practice.

His practice currently focuses on litigation of commercial disputes, the defense of construction design professionals and other claims against construction and commercial entities, inlcuding claims related to construction defects, oil and gas operations, manufacturing, trucking, catastrophic injuries and death. Mr. Rounsborg is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, Wyoming State Bar, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute.

Mr. Rounsborg is admitted to the bars of the states of Colorado and Wyoming, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.

 

  • Successfully litigated hundreds of federal tax cases in over 20 federal districts throughout the United States, involving substantive corporate and individual income tax, privacy matters, excise tax, and civil fraud.
  • Tried several federal tax cases to favorable jury verdict and bench decisions in several federal districts throughout the United States.
  • Tried several cases to favorable jury verdict throughout Colorado and Wyoming, involving professional liability, intellectual property, contract, recreational sports, and trucking.
  • Tried several construction cases to very favorable settlements during trial.
  • Successfully litigated numerous claims against subcontractors, general contractors, and licensed construction professionals involving civil, residential and commercial construction.
  • Successfully litigated numerous professional malpractice claims against lawyers, dentist, architects, engineers and licensed professional surveyors.
  • Successfully litigated numerous construction related claims related to high end resort properties.
  • Successfully litigated numerous personal injury claims involving work site accidents and  commercial and personal vehicle accidents.
  • Successfully litigated and sescured very favorable settlements in high profile wrongful death claims involving trucking, product failure and jobsite issues.

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

  • Steele v. Cochran, 77 A.F.T.R.2d 2367 (9th Cir. 1996)
  • Rice v. United States, 97-2 U.S. Tax. Cas. (CCH), 50812, 80 A.F.T.R.2d 5795 (D. N.M. 1997)
  • Butler v. Nelson, 79 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 2877 (D. Mont. 1997)
  • Bostar Foods, Inc. v. United States, 97-1 U.S. Tax. Cas. (CCH), 50285, 79 A.F.T.R.2d 1041 (W.D. Ky. 1997)
  • Holbrook v. Internal Revenue Service, 914 F.Supp. 314 (S.D. Iowa 1996)
  • Bob & Tom Coal, Inc. v. United States, 95-2 U.S. Tax Cas. (CCH),70,051, 76 A.F.T.R.2d 6052 (E.D. Ky. 1995)
  • In re Saunders, 159 B.R. 482 (W.D. Va. 1993)
  • Cheyenne Publishing, LLC v. Starostka, 94 P.3d 463 (Wyo. 2004)
  • Mueller v. Star Valley Ranch Association, 124 P.3d 340 (Wyo. 2005)
  • Bristol Bay Productions, LLC v. Lampack, ___ P.3d ___ (Colo. 2013) (on behalf of amicus curiae Colorado Defense Lawyers Association)

Overview

WILLIAM K. ROUNSBORG was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and raised in a small farming and ranching community in Wyoming. Prior to law school, he worked in the trust division of a bank in Cheyenne, Wyoming, handling investments and accountings for trusts, estates, guardianships, retirement plans and other fiduciary accounts. While attending the University of Wyoming College of Law, he served as a staff member and as Editor in Chief of the Land and Water Law Review. After law school, Mr. Rounsborg served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Clarence A. Brimmer, then Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming. Following several years with the United States Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., he returned to the Rocky Mountain West in 1997 and entered private practice.

His practice currently focuses on litigation of commercial disputes, the defense of construction design professionals and other claims against construction and commercial entities, inlcuding claims related to construction defects, oil and gas operations, manufacturing, trucking, catastrophic injuries and death. Mr. Rounsborg is a member of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, Wyoming State Bar, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, and the Defense Research Institute.

Mr. Rounsborg is admitted to the bars of the states of Colorado and Wyoming, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, and the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming.

 

  • Successfully litigated hundreds of federal tax cases in over 20 federal districts throughout the United States, involving substantive corporate and individual income tax, privacy matters, excise tax, and civil fraud.
  • Tried several federal tax cases to favorable jury verdict and bench decisions in several federal districts throughout the United States.
  • Tried several cases to favorable jury verdict throughout Colorado and Wyoming, involving professional liability, intellectual property, contract, recreational sports, and trucking.
  • Tried several construction cases to very favorable settlements during trial.
  • Successfully litigated numerous claims against subcontractors, general contractors, and licensed construction professionals involving civil, residential and commercial construction.
  • Successfully litigated numerous professional malpractice claims against lawyers, dentist, architects, engineers and licensed professional surveyors.
  • Successfully litigated numerous construction related claims related to high end resort properties.
  • Successfully litigated numerous personal injury claims involving work site accidents and  commercial and personal vehicle accidents.
  • Successfully litigated and sescured very favorable settlements in high profile wrongful death claims involving trucking, product failure and jobsite issues.

PUBLISHED DECISIONS

  • Steele v. Cochran, 77 A.F.T.R.2d 2367 (9th Cir. 1996)
  • Rice v. United States, 97-2 U.S. Tax. Cas. (CCH), 50812, 80 A.F.T.R.2d 5795 (D. N.M. 1997)
  • Butler v. Nelson, 79 A.F.T.R.2d (RIA) 2877 (D. Mont. 1997)
  • Bostar Foods, Inc. v. United States, 97-1 U.S. Tax. Cas. (CCH), 50285, 79 A.F.T.R.2d 1041 (W.D. Ky. 1997)
  • Holbrook v. Internal Revenue Service, 914 F.Supp. 314 (S.D. Iowa 1996)
  • Bob & Tom Coal, Inc. v. United States, 95-2 U.S. Tax Cas. (CCH),70,051, 76 A.F.T.R.2d 6052 (E.D. Ky. 1995)
  • In re Saunders, 159 B.R. 482 (W.D. Va. 1993)
  • Cheyenne Publishing, LLC v. Starostka, 94 P.3d 463 (Wyo. 2004)
  • Mueller v. Star Valley Ranch Association, 124 P.3d 340 (Wyo. 2005)
  • Bristol Bay Productions, LLC v. Lampack, ___ P.3d ___ (Colo. 2013) (on behalf of amicus curiae Colorado Defense Lawyers Association)

Education

University of Wyoming (B.S. 1982)
University of Wyoming College of Law (J.D. 1990)
Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. 1995)

Admissions

Shoshoni and Arapaho Tribal Court, Wind River Indian Reservation
U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
State of Colorado
State of Wyoming

Memberships

Denver Bar Association
Colorado Bar Association
Colorado Defense Lawyer Association
Wyoming Bar Association