William H. Kain

William H. Kain

Grand Junction, Colorado

William H. Kain has been a practicing attorney for many years, having been admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1977 and Utah in 1995. He was born on July 3, 1947 in York, Pennsylvania, and has resided in Colorado since 1965. Educated at the University of Denver, at Western New England College School of Law, and at New York University School of Law, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Arts degree and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude. He has two post doctorate degrees, an LLM in Estate and Gift Taxation, and an LLM in Tax Law from NYU.  His commitment to excellence and scholarship has been rewarded by five American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence. He is listed in Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, and graduated cum laude in the top two percent of his law school class.

In addition to his years in the private practice of law, he has served as the District Attorney for the 21st Judicial District in Colorado, and prior to his appointment as the District Attorney, served as the Chief Assistant District Attorney. He held the position of Special Assistant United States Attorney for three years. In 1985, he was appointed by the governor of the state of Colorado to serve on the State Justice Assistance Advisory Board.

William H. Kain is a member in good standing before the Supreme Court of the states of Colorado and Utah, the United States District Court, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court. He is licensed to practice law in both Colorado and Utah. He is a member of the Mesa County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.

His law practice takes him throughout the states of Colorado and Utah to represent a wide variety of clients in both litigation and transactional law matters.

For seven years he served as a Municipal Court Judge.

William H. Kain practices in the areas of probate and estate planning, business law, real estate transactions, and litigation, including criminal law, civil litigation, appellate practice, and family law.

Areas of Practice

  • Probate and Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 25% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1977
  • Utah, 1995
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2015


  • Western New England College School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • J.D. cum laude - 1977
  • Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, Massachusetts
    • LLM Estate Planning and Elder Law - 2010
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LLM Tax Law - 2013
  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
    • B.A. - 1969
  • University of Denver, Denver, Colorado
    • M.A. - 1970

Honors and Awards

  • Five American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Mesa County Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • 21st Judicial District in Colorado, The District Attorney, 1985 - 1987
  • 21st Judicial District in Colorado, The Chief Assistant District Attorney, 1983 - 1985
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1982 - 1985
  • City of Fruita, Municipal Court Judge, 1993 - 2000