For twenty years, Mr. Rogers has represented small businesses and landowners in almost every facet of their operations. He began his legal career representing borrowers in workouts and federal lawsuits filed by the FDIC and RTC at the height of the savings and loan crises in the early 90s. After earning his board certification in labor and employment law and becoming a director in his former firm, he guided its employment law practice in three states, defending companies and representing executives in the onslaught discrimination complaints that followed the implementation of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. In 2002, Mr. Rogers founded his current firm in Weatherford, Texas where he actively represents clients in all areas of corporate formation, ownership agreements, real estate matters, labor and employment issues, vendor and customer relationships, acquisitions and dissolutions as well as in related litigation.
He also guides individual landowners and joint ventures in real estate acquisition and development efforts, including purchase and sale agreements, mineral leasing, eminent domain proceedings, and in disputes associated with real estate matters.
Represented a common carrier before the National Labor Relations Board in multiple jurisdictions during the successful resistance of a union organizing campaign
Successful mandamus petition ordering a district judge to cease attempts to exercise authority in a case over which he had lost jurisdiction
Negotiation and enforcement of buy/sell provision in partnership agreement
Successful lawsuit to compel sale of real estate after seller refused to close
Numerous condemnation proceedings related to Barnett Shale gas pipelines
Successful defense of corporation and shareholders in hostile take-over attempt and related settlement of claims against insurance carrier for failure to honor directors and officers insurance policy
Prosecution of overtime wage claims on behalf of a class of employees mischaracterized by their employer as independent contractors
Successful representation of a judge in multiple complaints filed by political opponents
Counsel to numerous political action committees and candidates
Successful representation of a number of companies and former executives in covenant-not-to-compete litigation
Obtained a dismissal of a local bank from a class-action lawsuit filed in Iowa and sustained the victory on appeal to that state's supreme court
Successful settlement of innocent third-party's claims in a cattle rustling/bank fraud case which pended in three different Texas courts. Staff Parish Relations Committee, Aledo United Methodist Church, 2008-2011.Read less
Client Review | January 26, 2013
John represented us in a complicated matter of an attempted hostile takeover of our company as well as subsequent litigation to get our D&O insurance company to cover the expenses of our defense. He was personable, professional and worked with us,... Read more
John represented us in a complicated matter of an attempted hostile takeover of our company as well as subsequent litigation to get our D&O insurance company to cover the expenses of our defense. He was personable, professional and worked with us, the judge and opposing counsel to obtain a fair and reasonable settlement. Read less
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Admitted in U.S. District Courts, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
U.S. Courts of Appeals, Fifth and Seventh Circuits
Class of 1991
Class of 1988
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