Representative Yeulin V. Willett graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, earning a B.S. degree in Business / Finance in 1980 and gaining membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, an honorary organization recognizing academic achievement in the study of business. He then received his Juris Doctor degree from C.U.’s School of Law in 1984, graduating in the top 20% of his class.
As a member of the Colorado Bar Association, Representative Willett served as chairman of its Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and sat on its Litigation Council. Additionally, he has been actively involved in the Alliance Defense Fund, the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute. He has been on the panel of the American Arbitration Association. He is a graduate of the Master Advocates Program of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Representative Willett has served in leadership roles for numerous charitable and nonprofit organizations including: the Colorado Plateau Mountain Bike Trail Association, receiving its “Golden Spoke” award; the Grand Junction Traffic Safety Council, serving as its president for two years, including working jointly with the Urban Trails Committee on issues of safety; the Powderhorn Racing Club and United States Ski Association ski racing program, as secretary and vice president; the FruitaRedlands Little League; and various church and ministry organizations. He supports Colorado Mesa University and sits on its MavClub Board.
Representative Willett has taught various upperlevel courses at both Mesa State College and Colorado Christian University, including business law, political science, economics, and accounting.
Representative Willett’s father, a former FBI agent, also practiced law in Western Colorado for over 20 years and his mother served as a municipal judge in Delta, Colorado for many years. He and his wife, Rose, are the proud parents of two girls and twin boys. Together with his family, he is an active athlete and outdoorsman with primary interests in football, baseball, mountain and road biking, skiing and hunting. He has a passion for the Western Slope, all things outdoors, Mustangs, HarleyDavidsons, and the search for an abundant life.
Representative Willett serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Agriculture, Livestock, and Natural Resources Committee. He is also a member of the Legislative Legal Services Committee and the Colorado Bar Association Board of Governors.
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