William D. Roberts
  Attorney

BIOGRAPHY

Bill Roberts is a health lawyer who has worked in the employee benefits field for more than 30 years. During that time, he has worked for two employee benefits consulting firms and three law firms. Bill has served as benefits counsel to entities ranging in size from single-person professional practices up to public companies traded on national stock exchanges with tens of thousands of employees. He has also served the Kentucky Public Employees Deferred Compensation Authority as special counsel and outside general counsel. Both as a consultant and as a lawyer, Bill has counseled hundreds of clients in all aspects of tax and ERISA compliance related to maintenance of defined contribution and defined benefit tax qualified retirement plans as well as welfare plans.

While at Hall Render, Bill has provided ongoing counsel to many nonprofit and faith-based hospitals and hospital systems and governmental entities in the operation of their retirement and welfare plan arrangements. Most of his time is dedicated to advising health care providers.

EDUCATION

Vanderbilt University, B.A. - 1977; Wake Forest University, M.B.A. - 1984; U.S. Army War College, M.S.S. - 2003

Wake Forest University, J.D. - 1984

ADMITTED TO BAR

  • Kentucky - 1984
  • Indiana - 1997
  • U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky - 1984
  • U.S. District Courts, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana - 1997
  • Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals - 2005

memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Indiana Bar Association
  • Louisville Bar Association
  • Louisville Employee Benefits Council
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Southern Employee Benefits Conference
  • International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

Experience

  • CPT, U.S. Army – 1977-1981
  • COL (R), U.S. Army Reserve – 1981-2007

honors

  • Best Lawyers in America