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William G. Roark

William G. Roark

Principal

P: (215) 661-0400

F: (215) 661-0315

E: WRoark@HRMML.com

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Practice Areas
  • Catastrophic Injury Cases
  • Litigation
  • Medical Marijuana Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Litigation
Education
  • Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude 2006)
  • Bucknell University (B.A., cum laude 2003)
Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Biography

William G. Roark is a Principal of the firm and a member of the Litigation Department. He focuses on catastrophic injury cases, and his clients have included individuals suffering from traumatic brain injuries, medical malpractice, and exposure to dangerous chemicals.

In two recent high-stakes trials, Bill recovered a combined $6.25 million for his clients. Bill served as trial counsel in each matter and helped his clients navigate their way through a sometimes-complex court system. Each case uniquely drew upon Bill’s special skills as a courtroom advocate and provided his clients with the compensation they required after being left significantly injured because of someone else’s carelessness.

In another noteworthy case, Bill represented a computer programmer who suffered a closed head injury after a collision. Bill collected from the negligent driver the entirety of his insurance proceeds. Recognizing the severity of his client’s injuries, Bill then turned to his client’s underinsured motorist policy, where he collected all but a small portion of the available coverage. In the end, Bill’s client was able to recover his lost wages and have protection against any possible decreased earning capacity.

Bill is an active member of the Montgomery Bar Association, chairing and participating in various committees. He is a past editor for the Montgomery County Law Reporter, past chair of the Environmental Law Committee, and a contributing editor to Montgomery County’s Civil Practice Manual. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

A graduate of Bucknell University (B.A. Economics, cum laude, 2003), Bill received his law degree with honors in 2006 from Villanova University, where he served as a member of the Villanova Moot Court Board Executive Committee

Bill additionally chairs the firm’s medical marijuana practice.

For eight consecutive years (2010-2017), Bill has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers ― Rising Stars Edition. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state who are 40 or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less, are named to the list each year.

Professional and Civic Memberships

Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania

  • Board Member

Pennsylvania Association for Justice (Formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association)

  • Past Board Member

Pennsylvania Bar Association

  • Co-chair, Medical Marijuana and Hemp Law Committee

Montgomery Bar Association

  • Editor, Montgomery County Law Reporter (2010-2012)
  • Officer, Young Lawyer Section (2011-2014)
  • Civil Rules Committee Member
  • Civil Practice Manual Committee Member

National Cannabis Bar Association

Honors and Awards
  • Selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers ― Rising Stars Edition (2010-2016)
Personal Interests

Bill resides with his wife and two daughters in Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania. He is an avid sports fan and still follows every one of his alma mater’s gut-wrenching college basketball seasons. Although the opportunity rarely presents itself, Bill remains a certified scuba-diver and still enjoys the occasional dive.