L. Roland (Bud) Roegge

L. Roland (Bud) Roegge: Attorney with Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P.C. AV stamp icon
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Biography

L. Roland Bud Roegge's practice includes the representation of health care providers and attorneys in professional liability suits and business litigation which includes environmental matters, as well as tort and contractual matters. He also serves as a facilitative mediator.

Mr. Roegge is one of the most respected trial lawyers in the state of Michigan. Among the significant accomplishments contributing to his professional prominence, was his successful defense of Michigan Chemical Company in hundreds of lawsuits brought as a result of the P.B.B. disaster in the 1970s.

In 2002, Mr. Roegge stepped down as President of Smith Haughey, after having served in that position since the law firm became a professional corporation.

Accolades

•AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell

•Recipient, State Bar of Michigan's Champion of Justice Award (2012)

•Recipient, Grand Rapids Bar Association's Donald R. Worsfold Distinguished Service Award (2006)

•Listed, Super Lawyers Magazine, (2006-2018); Listed as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Michigan, Super Lawyers Magazine (2006)

•Listed, Best Lawyers (1989-2019) -- Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice Law, Medical Malpractice Law, and Personal Injury Litigation

•Listed, Leading Lawyers (2014) -- Medical Malpractice Defense Law, Professional Malpractice Defense: Legal/Technical/Financial

•Recipient, NALS of West Michigan's Legal Professional of the Year Award (2007)

•Listed as one of Top 10 Lawyers in Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Magazine (November 1998)

•Recipient, Michigan Defense Trial Counsel's 5th Annual Excellence in Defense Award (1997)

News and Publications

August 16 2018

Twenty-One Smith Haughey Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2019

August 18 2017

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2018

April 19 2017

Medical Malpractice Defense Newsletter, April 2017

December 06 2016

Smith Haughey Founding Partner L.R. Bud Roegge Receives Degage Ministries' 2016 Marge Palmerlee Community Service Award

October 20 2016

Founding Partner Bud Roegge Receives Justice Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

September 20 2016

Sixteen Smith Haughey Attorneys Listed Among 2016 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

September 17 2015

Fourteen Smith Haughey Attorneys Listed Among 2015 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars

August 27 2015

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2016

September 05 2014

Twenty-three Smith Haughey Attorneys Listed Among 2014 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers Rising Stars”

August 18 2014

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America for 2015

October 06 2013

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named Among 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers “Rising Stars”

August 15 2013

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge Attorneys Listed Among “Best Lawyers in America” For 2014

September 17 2012

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named 2012 Super Lawyers

July 25 2012

Roegge Receives Champion of Justice Award from the State Bar of Michigan

December 16 2011

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named “Super Lawyers”

September 14 2011

Smith Haughey and its Attorneys Voted Best By Their Peers

October 07 2010

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named Super Lawyers

September 16 2009

Smith Haughey Lawyers Named Super Lawyers

August 11 2009

Smith Haughey and its Attorneys Voted Best by Their Peers

American College of Trial Lawyers (State Chair, 1994-1996); Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Committee

• Michigan Supreme Court Case Flow Management Rules Committee (1989-1990 )

• Select Committee for Selection and Rating of Judicial Candidates (1988 - )

• Long Range Planning Commission (1986-1989)

• Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (Member, Board of Directors, 1988-1994)

• Supreme Court Committee on Implementation of Tort Reform Legislation (1984-1986)

• American Inns of Court

• American Bar Association

• Federal Bar Association

• Midwest Environmental Claims Association

• Member, Task Force Committee for Case Management in Kent County Circuit Court

• Instructor, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Trial Advocacy Workshop

• Instructor and team leader, Federal Court Trial Advocacy Workshop, Western District of Michigan

• Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel (Member, Section on: Business Litigation)

Community Affiliations

• Board Member, Degage

• Development Board Member, Legal Aid of West Michigan

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice Liability Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
616.458.7425  Phone
616.774.2761  Fax
www.shrr.com
University Attended:
Grinnell College, B.A., Chemistry, 1959
Law School Attended:
Northwestern University, J.D., 1962. Phi Alpha Delta.
Year of First Admission:
1963
Admission:
1963, Michigan
Memberships:

Affiliations

•fellow, Michigan State Bar Foundation
•State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Negligence Law; Environmental Law); Member, Committees on Character and Fitness, Grievance
•Grand Rapids Bar Association (President, 1985-1986)
•Trustee, Grand Rapids Bar Foundation (1998 - )
•fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (State Chair, 1994-1996); Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Committee
•Michigan Supreme Court Case Flow Management Rules Committee (1989-1990 )
•Select Committee for Selection and Rating of Judicial Candidates (1988 - )
•Long Range Planning Commission (1986-1989)
•Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (Member, Board of Directors, 1988-1994)
•Supreme Court Committee on Implementation of Tort Reform Legislation (1984-1986)
•American Inns of Court
•American Bar Association
•Federal Bar Association
•Midwest Environmental Claims Association
•Member, Task Force Committee for Case Management in Kent County Circuit Court
•Instructor, Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) Trial Advocacy Workshop
•Instructor and Team Leader, Federal Court Trial Advocacy Workshop, Western District of Michigan
•Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel (Member, Section on Business Litigation)
•Board Member, Degage Ministries
•Development Board Member, Legal Aid of West Michigan

ISLN:
902062274

Peer Reviews

5.0/5.0
A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

*Peer Reviews provided before April 15, 2008 are not displayed.

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