Roger was a partner at Hale Skemp from 1973 until his retirement in 2021. He assisted clients with a wide variety of legal issues and helped them secure information needed to resolve their problems to their best advantage. He focused his practice on estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, elder law, small business advice, and construction law. His work in estate planning and estate administration not only emphasized providing for family and charitable organizations but also emphasized planning techniques that protected his clients and their families from legal hassles and unnecessary taxes, and avoided the expense of probate.

Roger represented a major regional architectural and engineering firm for a number of years consulting with them in a wide variety of construction-related issues. In addition, he represented general contractors, subcontractors, and owners concerning construction law issues.

Roger is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and obtained his law degree at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He was admitted to the State Bar of Wisconsin in 1969. He is a member of the La Crosse County Bar Association and Wisconsin Bar Association and is active in the community serving on the La Crosse Education Foundation Board and the Mobile Meals Board. He also assisted in organizing the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity and has served on its Board of Directors. Roger served two terms on the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation Board. In addition to these activities, Roger has spoken frequently to community groups on estate planning, construction law, and various other legal matters.

Classes/Seminars Taught

Education Law for School Administrators, Viterbo University

Business Law, WTC

Professional & Community Affiliations

Wisconsin Bar Association, 196–Present

La Crosse County, 1969–Present

Pro Bono Activities

Valley View Rotary, 2000–Present

Habitat for Humanity

La Crosse Area Mobile Meals

Community Literacy Coalition

La Crosse Symphony Orchestra


  • J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin, (1969)
  • B.A. Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, (1966)


Wisconsin, 1969

U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1969

U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1990