Kevin J. Roragen

Of Counsel:

In Memoriam:

Kevin J. Roragen

Telephone: 517-482-2400
Fax: 517-853-8671

Kevin J. Roragen is a shareholder, past president and current executive committee member of the Loomis Law Firm.  His practice focuses on commercial and real estate litigation, primarily in the areas of business, oil and gas, tax credit financing and affordable housing, municipal land use regulation and employment law.  With more than 17 years of practice experience, Mr. Roragen has gained a depth of knowledge from representing businesses large and small, real estate developers, municipalities, professional athletes, charitable organizations and individuals in various legal matters.  Mr. Roragen’s broad experience has given him a sound understanding of his clients’ concerns and needs, and how to best reach his clients’ goals through time and money saving means.  He has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America since 2011 in the areas of commercial litigation and municipal law.

Mr. Roragen remains deeply involved with the Lansing Region.  He is a member of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, is a frequent speaker on employment law issues, is the former assistant city attorney for Grand Ledge, Michigan, and is on the Board of Directors for the Lansing YMCA.  He has also been a guest lecturer at Michigan State University College of Law as well as the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned his degree and is active in the Alumni Association.

Practice Areas:

Professional Memberships:

  • Member, American Bar Association
    • Litigation Section
    • Employment & Labor Law Section
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
    • Litigation Section
    • Municipal Law Section
    • Real Estate Section
    • Employment Law Section
  • Member, Ingham County Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice:
    • State of Michigan
    • United States District Court, Western District of Michigan
    • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
    • United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Published and Significant Decisions:

  • In Re Petition by Wayne County Treasurer, 478 Mich 1 (2007) (amicus brief)
  • Wayne County Treasurer v. Westhaven Manor LDHALP, 265 Mich App 285 (2005)
  • In these companion cases, the Michigan Court of Appeals and Supreme Court both held that governmental foreclosure of property tax liens is invalid if the property owner was not afforded the protections of due process.
  • Milan Township v. Jaworski, Unpublished Michigan Court of Appeals decision, Docket #240444 Rel’d 12/4/2003
  • Seminal decision holding that the Michigan Right to Farm Act preempts local zoning regulations if the activities fall within the definition of a “farm operation.”

Recognition & Public Service:

  • Recognized in the 2015 Edition of Best Lawyers in America
  • General Counsel, Impression 5 Science Center
  • Vice President, Board of Advisors, YMCA DeWitt
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Spartan Child Development Center, East Lansing, Michigan
  • Member, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce – Delta Township Government Relations Committee (2000)
  • Member, Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce – Legislative Analysis Committee (2000 – 2001)
  • Member, Thomas M. Cooley Law School Alumni Association Board of Governors
  • Co-author (with Howard J. Soifer), “No Pay, No Play: The 1998-99 NBA Lockout”, Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law, Vol. 3, p.115, March 2000.
  • Presenter at numerous seminars and various client and business group meetings on topics pertaining to Employment Law, Sexual Harassment, and Employer/Employee issues


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 1997
  • Associate Editor, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review (1996-1997)
  • Michigan State University, B.A. (Economics, with honors), 1988