He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas in 1979. Prior to that, he served as an assistant attorney general and legal assistant in the Kansas Attorney General’s Office for 5 years.
Rork is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, US District Court of Kansas, Federal District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States Supreme Court.
William K. Rork is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), founding member of the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL), founding member of the Third Judicial District Criminal Defense Bar, member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML – Legal Committee), as well as a life member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), life member of the Washburn Law School Association and life member of the Washburn University Alumni Association.
In January 2002, Rork was commissioned as eligible to defend accused persons before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.