Bill Hobbs

Of Counsel

PHONE 303-628-3631
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Bill Hobbs is a highly experienced attorney with over 40 years’ experience working with elected officials, the legislature, and election law. As an Of Counsel attorney with Ireland Stapleton, Bill draws from his experience in the Colorado Secretary of State’s office as both a Deputy Secretary of State and as a former State Elections Director to assist governments and citizen advocacy groups on election law issues. He served as a member of the bipartisan coalition that drafted and successfully campaigned for ballot issues to reform congressional and state legislative redistricting in Colorado (Amendments Y and Z), and he has represented groups advocating for other bipartisan ballot issues such as funding for preschool education, out-of-school learning and enrichment opportunities for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade, and reform of state constitutional provisions concerning property taxation. He also serves as legal counsel to the State of Colorado’s Electronic Recording Technology Board, and from 2013 to 2020 he served as the Director of Special Projects for the Colorado Statewide Internet Portal Authority, where he helped to bring information technology services and solutions to state agencies and local governments.



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  • J.D., University of Colorado School of Law, 1976
  • B.S., in Mathematics, Emory University, 1971
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Government Counsel Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee, Election Task Force
  • We the People High School Civics Program, serves as a judge for simulated congressional hearings in which students “testify” before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. Students demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional principles and history.
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