Dean R. Rohde

Top rated personal injury attorney in River Falls, Wisconsin

Bye, Goff & Rohde
Dean R. Rohde
Bye, Goff & Rohde

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Wisconsin since: 1989

Education: University of Wisconsin Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2011 - 2012, 2016 - 2022
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Bye, Goff & Rohde

258 Riverside Drive
River Falls, WI 54022 Visit website


Dean has a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating and is  Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist and in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy through the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has represented hundreds of injured clients throughout the State of Wisconsin.  In 2015 he was selected as Top One-Percent through the National Association of Distinguished Counsel and as Fellow in The Litigation Counsel of America. In 2010 he was selected as a Top 100 Trial lawyer in Wisconsin by the American Trial Lawyers Association.  Dean has been recognized in Best Lawyers.  He received his undergraduate in Agriculture Business Management, M.B.A. and Law degrees through the UW- Madison.  Dean joined the firm of Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd. in 1991 after practicing in Green Bay and has worked on helping injured people ever since. He specializes in motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, product liability claims and dog bite injuries.  He does not represent any Insurance Companies.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal bites, Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Slip and fall, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Premises liability - plaintiff, Motor vehicle defects, Medical devices

  • 90% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1989, Wisconsin

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors- Chippewa Valley Technical College Foundation.  A vocational college with 7 locations through Western Wisconsin.
  • River Falls Community Fund Board of Directors, 2018
  • President River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 1996-1997.  Board member 1995- 1998.
Educational Background:
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - B.S., Agriculture Business Management, 1983
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - Doctor of Law, 1989
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI - M.B.A., 1986
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court, 1989
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • St. Croix County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eastern and Western United States District Courts
  • American Association for Justice
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • A one-day seminar developed and presented by our law firm in Hudson and Eau Claire Wisconsin to any interested Chiropractors in our geographic region.  The seminar included the topics of Preparing to testify in depositions and Trial, How to Get Your Bills Paid, Illustration of Injuries, Use of Scientific Research at Trial, Low Impact Soft Tissue Injuries and How to Be an Effective Witness., Seminar coordinator and speaker, 2005
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified by National Board of Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, 2012
  • Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney by National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1999
  • Named to Best Lawyers in the U.S., Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2022
  • Named to Best Lawyers in the U.S., Best Lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • Litigation Counsel of America- Trial Lawyer Honorary Society, Fellow of The Litigation Counsel of America, LCA, 2015
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating - LexisNexis/Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating- Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel- Top One Percent, N.A.D.C., 2015
  • Named in 2010 as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
  • Bonner v. Strong, Top Hat Inc.  $191,000 jury verdict in LaCrosse County motor vehicle crash., 2022
  • Borofka v. Anytime Transport, et. al - $900,000 settlement in non-emergency medical transport case., 2022
  • Lundgren v. Rural Mutual Insurance-  $225,000 settlement in car/motorcycle crash in Chippewa County, WI.  Soft tissue injuries., 2019
  • Gunderson v. Artisan and Truckers Casualty , et. al.  $310,000 verdict in car/truck collision in Jackson County, WI, 2018
  • Bishop v. Westra Construction, et. al;  $345,000 verdict on trip and fall case with soft tissue non-surgical low back injury., 2009
  • N. Waters v. WI Mutual Insurance-  $225,000 settlement in motor vehicle accident involving icy bridge conditions, Duluth MN, 2019
  • K. Krueger v. West Bend Insurance, $400,000  settlement in motor vehicle accident in Pierce County. Soft tissue injuries., 2018
Industry Groups:
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Animal Bites
  • Brain Injuries
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Accidents

Office location for Dean R. Rohde

258 Riverside Drive
River Falls, WI 54022

Phone: 715-629-9834


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2007, 2011 - 2012, 2016 - 2022

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