Michael J. Rogers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Somerville, NJ

McDonald & Rogers, LLC
 | 181 West High St., Somerville, NJ 08876
Phone: 908-722-4100
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • General Litigation (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)

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Attorney Profile

As a founding member of McDonald & Rogers, LLC, Michael J. Rogers brings extensive trial experience to the team. He focuses on all types of criminal defense at the federal, state, appellate and municipal levels, including DWI, traffic, juvenile and domestic violence cases. He also handles general civil litigation, family law, personal injury and governmental litigation cases throughout northern and central New Jersey.

Mr. Rogers served as a municipal prosecutor for 13 years before concentrating on criminal defense, and has built his solid reputation upon hundreds of cases in nearly every county in the state, with issues ranging from minor traffic offenses to death penalty cases. As a result, he has developed a sense of empathy that reassures his clients, and an instinct for litigation that gets results.

After graduating from Xavier University in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1979. While in law school, Mr. Rogers served as editor-in-chief of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal. He is admitted to practice law in New Jersey and before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Along with serving on the Somerville Public School District's board of education and previously representing the Holland Township School District's board of education, Mr. Rogers is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Somerset County Bar Association and the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. He has the highest rating of AV-Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (80%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

General Litigation (10%): Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims

Personal Injury - General (10%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

General Litigation: Litigation, Restraining Order, Small Claims

Personal Injury - General: Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2013, 2016 - 2017

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About Michael Rogers

Admitted: 1979, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://mcdonaldrogerslaw.com/michael-j-rogers/

Honors and Awards:

  • AV Preeminent Rating - Highest Level of Professional Excellence. This is a peer review rating and is the highest level achievable. This recognition is based on factors such as legal knowledge, analytical capability, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience, Martindale-Hubbell, 2014
  • Tier 1 Ranking in Criminal Defense (Non-White Collar) and Criminal Defense (White Collar), Best Law Firms in New Jersey, U.S. News & World Report, 2014
  • Named to the list of New Jersey Super Lawyers from 2006-2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • District XIII Ethics Committee, 2006 - 2014
  • Chairman, Somerset County Bar Association, Criminal Practice and Municipal Court Committees, 1980 - Present
  • Trustee for the Somerset County Bar Association
  • Somerset County Criminal Speedy Trial Committee (Representative of the Private Bar) 1989 - Present
  • Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey
  • Somerset County Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1979

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Municipal Prosecutor, Borough of Manville, Somerset County, 1996 - 2000
  • Municipal Prosecutor, Borough of Somerville, Somerset County, 1987 - 1994

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Publication-New Jersey's Open Public Meetings Act: Overview and Analysis, 4 Seton Hall Legis. J. 135, 1980
  • Editor-in-Chief, Seton Hall Legislative Journal, Seton Hall University School of Law, 1978 - 1979

Educational Background:

  • Seton Hall Law School, Juris Doctor, 1979
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, A.B. in English, 1974
Office Location for Michael J. Rogers

181 West High St.
Somerville, NJ 08876

Phone: 908-722-4100

 

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Last Updated: 12/2/2016

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