William W. Maywhort '68
A partner in Holland & Hart's Litigation Department, Bill Maywhort is a trial lawyer with extensive experience in products liability, corporate, securities and environmental matters. His trial experience ranges from "minitrials" presented as a part of settlement negotiations to the defense of clients in large, complex litigation, including class actions. He has tried more than 100 cases before judges, juries and administrative agencies in matters involving products and professional liability, antitrust, aviation, mergers and acquisitions, financial institutions, securities, labor and employment, real estate and environmental issues. Mr. Maywhort led a team in prosecuting numerous individual and consolidated cases and class actions involving defective radiant heating hose and in achieving a national class action settlement of over $300 million. He has also managed the regional defense of thousands of diet drug cases for a major pharmaceutical manufacturer. Mr. Maywhort is a 1968 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and holds law degrees from the University of North Carolina and Yale University.