Duly Noted

Roane elected president of Michigan chapter of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Richard A. Roane, a partner with the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd LLP, has been elected president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Roane will serve a one-year term as president of the group that works to promote the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.  Today, the organization has more than 1,500 fellows in 50 states. Academy fellows represent individuals in divorce, annulment, marital settlement agreements, child custody and visitation, business valuations, property valuations and division, alimony, child support and other family law issues.

Roane has practiced family law and domestic relations litigation for 25 years. He specializes in divorce, non-marital domestic relationships, domestic relations mediation and arbitration, spousal support, child custody and support, complex business valuation distribution and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Active professionally and in the community, he is a member of the Institute of Continuing Legal Education Family Law Advisory Board, Collaborative Divorce Professionals of Michigan and is on the board of directors for the Legal Assistance Center.

Roane is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of Michigan and the Grand Rapids Bar Association. He has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in America, which has recognized him as the Grand Rapids Lawyer of the Year for family law in 2012.

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