Grand Rapids, Mich. - William W. Jack, a shareholder in the Grand Rapids office of Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge, has been named recipient of the 2009 Respected Advocate Award presented by the Michigan Association for Justice.
This prestigious award is presented annually to an attorney who has a "history of success in civil litigation matters, unfailing adherence to the highest standards of ethics and candor in dealing with the court and with counsel, and the respect and admiration of counsel on the opposing side of the bar".
Bill is a former CEO of Smith Haughey and currently serves as president of the firm's board of directors and also chair of the firm's diversity committee. He maintains a highly successful mediation and alternative dispute resolution practice based on his solid reputation as a seasoned trial attorney and devotion to the legal community. He built his law practice in the areas of health law, medical malpractice defense, general litigation, and the defense of professional liability actions.