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Member Profile: William W. Jack Jr.

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Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
100 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Tel: (616) 458-6243
Fax: (616) 774-2461

MI Chapter:

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Facilitation & Systems Design; Fact Finding; Discovery Referee; ADR Training/CME


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William W. Jack Jr. has substantive case experience in the following areas...

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design elementBankruptcy/Creditors
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design elementCommercial/Business
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design elementContract Disputes
design elementDebt Collections
design elementDiscrimination
design elementElder Abuse
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design elementEnvironmental
design elementHealth Care
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design elementIntellectual Property
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design elementLibel & Slander
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design elementNon-profit Organizations
design elementNursing Homes
design elementPensions / ERISA
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design elementPremises Liability
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design elementProduct Liability
design elementProfessional Fees
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design elementProfessional Malpractice
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design elementProperty Damage
design elementSexual Harassment
design elementShareholder Disputes
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design elementTrusts / Estates
design elementUnfair Competition
design elementWage & Hour/FMLA
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William W. Jack started at Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, P .C. in 1975 and specializes in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He·is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the firm.

Bill is on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and has trained lawyers in advocacy skills for NITA Regional and National Programs, individual law firms in several states, and litigation counsel for a number of national insurance carriers. In addition, he serves on the faculty and steering committee of the Western District of Michigan Hillman Advocacy Program and is the recipient of the first annual Hillman Award in 2011. He has served on the adjunct faculty for MSU College of Law and Cooley Law School.

He is certified as a facilitative mediator by the United State District Court for the Western District of Michigan and a number of state Circuit Courts and has mediated several hundred matters.


  • Denison University (B.A., 1969)
  •  George Washington University (J.D., with honors, 1973)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Tort and Insurance Practice; Litigation; ADR)
  • Federal Bar Association (President, West Michigan Chapter, 1991)
  • State Bar of Michigan (Member, Sections on: Negligence Law; Law Practice Management, ADR)
  • Grand Rapids Bar Association (President, 1998-1999)
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Fellow: American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow: Michigan State Bar Foundation
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (President, 1987-1988; Member, Board of Directors, 1986-1988
  • Faculty, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1985—


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