Mr. Rohd was born in Baltimore, Maryland on February 11, 1941. He graduated from the University of Maryland (B.A. 1963) and the University of Maryland School of Law (L.L.B. 1966). He was Recent Developments Editor of the Maryland Law Review from 1965 to 1966. Following his graduation from law school, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Frank A. Kaufman, United States District Judge for the District of Maryland. He is a member of the Maryland Bar and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Judicial Circuit and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
Mr. Rohd was a Special State's Attorney for the City of Baltimore in the 1969-70 investigation of the Municipal Court System. He participated in numerous committees of the Maryland State Bar Association and the Bar Association of Baltimore City, and he served as chairman of the Young Lawyer's Section of the Baltimore City Bar Association. For many years he chaired and served as a member of Inquiry Panels constituted by the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland.
Upon commencing private practice in 1967, Mr. Rohd was associated with and a partner in several law firms in Baltimore, including Whiteford, Taylor and Preston and Saul Ewing (formerly Weinberg & Green). On April 1, 1992, he established his law firm where he continued his private practice. From 2004 through March of 2007, he was "Of Counsel" to the law firm of Waranch & Brown, L.L.C. During his 40 year career, he concentrated in civil litigation. His practice included personal injury, business/commercial, product liability and professional liability litigation. He had substantial experience in mediation and arbitration proceedings, injunctive proceedings, jury and non-jury trials and appellate proceedings. He also represented clients before various regulatory and administrative bodies.
Mr. Rohd fully retired from the practice of law in March of 2008. In his retirement, he has volunteered his services to various activities and organizations, including the Baltimore Symphony Associates and the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Maryland Attorney General. He also volunteers his time and services to various programs and projects of the University of Maryland School of Law, its students and staff, and its legal clinic program. He is a member of the Law School's Alumni Board.