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WILLIAM A. ROY, born Detroit, Michigan, March 24, 1949; resident of Birmingham, Michigan, 1974-present. Admitted to bar, 1974, Michigan.  Admitted to practice U.S. Court of Appeals, for the 6th Circuit (1977), Federal Circuit (1991).  Admitted to practice U.S. District for the Eastern District of Michigan (1975), Western District of Michigan (2001).  Principal-Roy, Shecter & Vocht, P.C. 1983-present.

Education: University of Michigan A.B., with distinction, 1971; University of Michigan Law School J.D., 1974).

Member, State Bar of Michigan 1974- ; Member Caseflow Management Committee (Appointed by Michigan Supreme Court) 1989-90. Council Member, General Practice Section Council, (1983 -);  Chairperson 1986-1987, 1992-1993, 1997-98); Chairperson Elect, 1985-1986, 1991-1992, 2005-2006;  Secretary, 1989-1990, 1995-96, 2004-2005; Treasurer, 1984-1985, 1988-1989 1992-1993 2003-2004);  Member, Committee on Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, (1983-1986);  Michigan Association for Justice.  Member Wayne County Mediation Tribunal Association, (1985- );    Member, Attorney Discipline Board, Hearing Panelist, 1984-2004.  Hearing Officer, 46th District Court, 1981-1992.

Continuing Education Certificate of Completion  ICLE Probate and Estate Planning Certificate Program, 2011.

Author “Class Action Practice” The General Practitioner February 2001,“Financial Advice for the General Client” The General Practitioner August, 1998; “How to Make Alternative Dispute Resolution Work for You” The General Practitioner, June, 1995;  Co-author: “International Dispute Resolution,” The General Practitioner, November 1986.  Book Reviews “Hate Crimes Law” The General Practitioner, March 1994, Section 1983 Litigation in State Courts” The General Practitioner June 1994.

Honors:  Who’s Who in American Law.  Co-Winner of the First Annual General Practice Achievement Award.

Areas of Practice: All areas of litigation, Estate Planning (Wills, trusts, probate) Real Estate.

Community Memberships: Birmingham Rotary Club, Hubbard Lake Sportsmen and Improvement Association, Founder’s Society, Detroit Institute of Arts.
Elected president designate of the Rotary Club of Birmingham, with his term to begin in 2020.

Interests: Running, bicycling, hiking, fishing, kayaking, gardening.  Have participated in numerous projects with the Sierra Club in Northern Michigan to mediate damage from misuse and overuse of forest land.  Have several hundred acres of land in Northern Michigan which we maintain as a sustainable forest and wildlife habitat.


1185B South Adams
Birmingham, MI 48009
Phone: (248) 540-7660
Fax: (248) 540-0321