With great sadness, we announce the unexpected passing of one of our own, Larry Rocheford. Please keep Larry’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

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Larry attained his law degree at Hamline University School of Law in 1983. Following law school, he worked for West Publishing as an editor of their monthly newsletter promoting computerized legal research. He worked for a long-standing east metro litigation firm from 1985 to 2019, where he held many leadership positions in the firm. He joined Lommen Abdo Law Firm in 2019, focusing on defense litigation.

Larry was a board certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy for 25 years, was certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and was an associate in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Larry was rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell and was repeatedly listed as a Minnesota Super Lawyer.  He was appointed to a second three-year term by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Rules of Evidence Advisory Committee and was previously a Supreme Court appointee to the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure Committee and served two terms as Minnesota Supreme Court Appointee to the Minnesota Board of Legal Certification Committee.

Larry enjoyed traveling, golf, fishing, bird hunting, and spending time with his wife and two children.