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William E. Rohn Partner

William Bill Rohn Chairman Trial Practice Group Trial Law Attorney
Grand Rapids
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Stephanie Murray, 616/336-6744

Trial Experience

Bill has served firm clients for over three decades in litigation matters that have been resolved through arbitrations, mediations, and bench and jury trials. He also oversees Varnum’s construction litigation practice area. Bill is one of two Varnum partners who serve as a Practice Management Leader, through which he assists and guides Varnum lawyers in the conduct of their practice efforts.

Community Involvement

  • City of Kentwood Charter Revision Committee (1996)
  • St. Mary Magdalen Church, Kentwood, Michigan (Facilities Expansion Committee, Chair, 1997 - 2001; Long Range Planning Committee, Chair, 2004 - 2009)
  • Kentwood Baseball League (President, 1992-1995 and 2002-2006)
  • Trustee, Kentwood Public Schools Board of Education (1987 - 1991)
  • University Club Board of Directors (2013)

Bar Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Tennessee
  • Michigan Supreme Court

Professional Affiliations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Michigan Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Fellows of The Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • State Bar of Michigan: Litigation Section
  • Douglas Hillman Advocacy Faculty for training of new admittees to the Federal Bar for the Western District of Michigan (1997, 1998 and 2012)


  • Michigan Super Lawyers® since 2011
  • Benchmark Litigation 2012 as Local Litigation Star
  • Best Attorneys in Michigan, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America® since 2012
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated


  • Notre Dame Law School
    South Bend, Indiana
    J.D., 1981
    Recipient, International Academy of Trial Lawyers Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Art of Trial Advocacy
  • Grand Valley State University
    Allendale, Michigan
    B.A., with high honors, Political Science 1976
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