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Dean Rohde

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.
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Dean Rohde
Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.
River Falls,
 WI

Dean is a trial attorney who is dedicated to representing clients in personal injury cases. His interest in the law began at a young age, when he read a book about lawyers at age 10. Born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, Dean comes from a family with deep roots in Wisconsin agriculture, including his grandfather, who was the President of the Wisconsin Farmers Union, and his father, who held the position of Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture.

Dean pursued a degree in Agricultural Business Management and was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Agriculture fraternity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he met his wife, Laurie, and became a lifelong Badger fan. After working as a Bank Loan Officer, Dean returned to UW-Madison to earn an M.B.A. before obtaining his law degree. During law school, Dean and his wife served as "houseparents" for a sorority, providing housing for around 50 women on the shore of Lake Mendota.

Dean is an experienced trial attorney who is passionate about representing clients in court. He enjoys the challenge of presenting his clients' cases to a jury and counts Trials as the most exciting and satisfying aspect of his work. Dean takes pride in his attention to detail and is committed to helping his clients navigate the legal system with confidence. He loves getting good results for his clients and knowing he has helped them get through a difficult part of their life.

Outside of work, Dean enjoys many outdoor activities, including fishing, hunting, golf, tennis, boating, ATV'ing, snowmobiling, and gardening. He has been involved in many civic organizations, including serving as the President of the River Falls Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Foundation Board of the Chippewa Valley Technical College, and being on the Board of Directors of the River Falls Community Foundation. He loves to travel and counts Greece as his favorite destination so far. In his home office, he has a 48" Northern Pike caught in Manitoba, Canada, hanging on the wall.

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Wisconsin

United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin

EDUCATION

J.D., M.B.A., B.S.; University of Wisconsin-Madison

HONORS

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell

Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by NBTA

Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy by the NBTA

Wisconsin Super Lawyers 2006-2007, 2011-2012, 2016-2023

Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America 2015-Present

Nation's Top One percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015-present

Top 100 Wisconsin. Trial Lawyers American Trial Lawyers Association

The Best Lawyers in America® 2021-2023

Order of Centurions, 100 or more jury trials to verdict

MEMBERSHIPS

St. Croix Valley Bar Association

State Bar of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Association for Justice

American Association for Justice

United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Trial Law Institute

Diversity Law Institute

Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America plus Certus:

Barrister, Order of Centurions

Advocate, Order of Certus

Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys

REPORTED CASES

Neff v. Pierzina, 2001 WI 95, 245 Wis. 2d 285, 629 N.W.2d 177

Peters v. Menard, Inc., 224 Wis. 2d 174, 589 N.W.2d 395 (1999)

Milton v. Washburn Cty., 2011 WI App 48, 332 Wis. 2d 319, 797 N.W.2d 924

Minnesota Fire & Cas. Ins. Co. v. Paper Recycling of La Crosse, 2001 WI 64, 244 Wis. 2d 290, 627 N.W.2d 527.

Fifer v. Dix, 2000 WI App 66, 234 Wis. 2d 117, 608 N.W.2d 740

Heaton v. Mountin, 2000 WI App 45, 233 Wis. 2d 154, 607 N.W.2d 322

Halverson v. River Falls Youth Hockey Ass'n, 226 Wis. 2d 105, 593 N.W.2d 895 (Ct. App. 1999)

Rentmeester v. Wisconsin Lawyers Mut. Ins. Co., 164 Wis. 2d 1, 473 N.W.2d 160 (Ct. App. 1991


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