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Oct 2007
October 10, 2007

Richard A. Roane Joins Warner Norcross

A preeminent family-law attorney in West Michigan has joined Warner Norcross & Judd LLP as a partner.

Richard A. Roane, who has been in private practice for two decades, concentrates his practice in
domestic-relations litigation, including divorce, child custody, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, nonmarital domestic relationships and complex business valuation and distribution. He utilizes mediation, arbitration and collaborative law techniques in his practice. He will practice in the Firm's Grand Rapids office.

Roane is an arbitrator certified by the American Academy of Matrimony Lawyers, one of the only attorneys in West Michigan to be so certified. He serves as a court-appointed mediator on a private basis, as well as a mediator and coach for domestic-relations mediation training. He is also trained in Collaborative Practice.

Active professionally, Roane is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Bar Association, and is active in numerous sections and committees. His pro bono work on behalf of indigent and battered women and abused children was recognized by the Grand Rapids Bar Association with its Michael S. Barnes Pro Bono Award in 1994.

He writes and lectures on domestic-relations issues before organizations such as the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Michigan Family Law Institute and Michigan Family Court Forum. He is the co-editor of the sixth edition of Michigan Family Law.

Roane holds a bachelor of business administration from the University of Hawaii and a doctor of jurisprudence from Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, Calif.

A native of Seattle, Roane now lives in Grand Rapids.

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About Warner Norcross & Judd

Warner Norcross & Judd LLP is one of the leading law firms in Michigan. With more than 200 attorneys in Grand Rapids, Metro Detroit, Lansing, Holland and Muskegon, Warner Norcross is a full-service provider of legal services. Nearly half of our partners are listed in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Warner Norcross was also named the best corporate law firm in West Michigan by Corporate Board Member magazine for the third year in a row. Warner Norcross has been recognized as a national leader in client service among law firms by BTI Consulting, as one of the nation’s leading employment law firms by Workforce Management and as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For in both West Michigan and Metro Detroit. The Firm represents local, statewide, regional, national and international clients in all areas of business and civil law.

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