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William W. Jack Jr. , Mediator, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

William W. Jack Jr.

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
100 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
Tel: (616) 458-6243
Fax: (616) 774-2461
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Recognized to Michigan Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: ADR Training/CME, Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Fact Finding, Med-Arb


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.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Automotive
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Elder Abuse
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death


  • 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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