As a trial attorney, Mr. Rogers has successfully settled or tried to verdict a variety of cases, obtaining multi-million dollar results for his clients. As of September, 2010, he has personally resolved in excess of $20 Million in cases for his clients. Mr. Rogers’ successes have resulted in justice for his clients, in particular, and a safer community for the citizens of Cook County at large. Most notably, Mr. Rogers and managing partner, Joseph A. Power, Jr., obtained a record $100 million dollar settlement in a case in which a Reverend and his wife were severely burned and their 6 minor children killed when their Chrysler minivan’s fuel tank was pierced by a piece of road debris and the vehicle erupted in flames. While this was the largest settlement to a single family in the country, the significance of the case was even greater. As a result of Messers. Power and Rogers investigation, it was discovered that employees of then Illinois Secretary of State George Ryan’s office were selling Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) to unqualified truck drivers, leading to the re-testing of thousands of truck drivers making the roadways safer for the citizens of Illinois and beyond.
In addition to his trial law practice, Mr. Rogers serves as one of three Commissioners on the Cook County Board of Review. On November 4, 2008, Mr. Rogers received over 520,000 votes (over 80% of the votes cast in a three person race) and was re-elected to a second 4-year term as Commissioner. In 2004, after being fed up with unreasonable property tax increases, Mr. Rogers decided to do more than complain: he ran for public office. With no support from mainstream politicians, he entered a hotly contested primary election against a long time, entrenched politician, and with the support of his family, friends and the people, he won. Since that time, Mr. Rogers has been applauded for his work at bringing government services to the constituents, most notably through community outreaches aimed at reducing excessive property tax assessments for property owners.
He obtained a B.S. degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis in 1990 and J.D. of Law from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law in 1993 where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Academic Award for Trial Advocacy II, the area in which he concentrates his practice today.more » « less