William R. Coulson - Director

William R. Coulson

William R. Coulson was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) in April 2007. He represents suburban Cook County and serves as Chair of the Audit committee and also serves on the Finance committee.

Director Coulson is a former Assistant U.S. Attorney and currently practices commercial and entertainment litigation in Chicago. He is the past president of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. 

Director Coulson remains active in the University of Illinois-Chicago’s “Rule of Law” Program, teaching with that program in China and Cuba, and attending trade missions to South Africa and Israel.

Director Coulson has published poetry, articles for art journals, and numerous articles in various legal journals. He continues to lecture to law school and continuing legal education groups. He has been selected by his peers as a “Leading Lawyer” in ‘Arts, Entertainment & Sports Law,’ and as an “Illinois Superlawyer” in ‘Entertainment Litigation’ by Chicago Magazine.

Director Coulson is a graduate of Dartmouth College in Mathematics and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois – College of Law.

Director Coulson resides in Glenview, Illinois.