Helen Sfikas Rogers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Nashville, TN

Rogers, Kamm & Shea
 | 2205 State Street, The Wind in The Willows Mansion
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-320-0600
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Greek
Attorney Profile

Helen Sfikas Rogers is the managing and senior attorney at the law firm of Rogers, Kamm & Shea in Nashville, Tennessee. With a practice focused on family law, Ms. Rogers works with cases involving alimony and child custody issues, high-asset divorce, high-conflict divorce and more. She represents clients in Nashville and Franklin and throughout Davidson and Williamson counties.

After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, Ms. Rogers earned her law degree from Nashville School of Law. Before joining Rogers, Kamm & Shea, she worked at several other Nashville law firms and as a solo practitioner. She also served as a judge.

Ms. Rogers is admitted to practice in all Tennessee state courts, as well as before the U.S. district courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western districts of Tennessee. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the U.S. Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Her accomplishments have earned Ms. Rogers a number of honors and distinctions. The attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell gave her its highest rating, AV Preeminent.* She has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences and seminars for bar associations and professional organizations, and in 1995 she was featured on ABC's "20/20," where she spoke about medical malpractice. The Tennessee Association of Licensed Professional Investigators has made her an honorary member.

Ms. Rogers is a member of many professional organizations, including the Nashville Bar Association, the Tennessee Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the Tennessee Association for Justice. She is also a member of several organizations related to alternative dispute resolution, such as the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators, the American Arbitration Association and the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Estate Planning & Probate: Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Helen Rogers

Admitted: 1980, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: http://www.helenrogerslaw.com/Attorneys/Helen-S-Rogers.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Best of the Bar in family law, Nashville Business Journal, 2008
  • Top 50: 2013 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • AV Rated Attorney, Martindale Hubbell
  • Honorary Member, Tennessee Association of Private Investigators
  • National Directory of Who's Who in American Executives and Professionals, Membership Number 16531

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Rule 31 Certified Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Vice Chair, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee, 1993 - 2007
  • Board of Governors Member, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 2005 - 2007
  • Owners, National Association for Women Business, 1998
  • Mediation Association of Tennessee, Nashville Chapter
  • Panel Member, American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association Lawyers Association for Women
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Nashville Bar Association, Fee Dispute Committee, 2000 - Present
  • Member, Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, 1996 - Present
  • Member, Nashville Bar Association, ADR Committee, 1998 - Present
  • Chairperson, Nashville Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, 1992 - 1994
  • Nashville Bar Association, Ethics and Professionalism Practice Committees, 1990 - 1993
  • Hearing Panel Member, Board of Professional Responsibility, State of Tennessee, 1990 - 1996
  • Chairperson, Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1980
  • Tennessee, 1980

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairperson, Metropolitan Transportation Licensing Commission for Nashville and Davidson County
  • President, Parish Council at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1994 - 1996
  • President, Myrtlewood/Highlands Homeowners Association, 1989
  • Member, Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
  • Youth Advisor, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1999 - 2009
  • Volunteer, YWCA Legal Clinic, 1981 - 2000
  • Member, Pro Bono Board of Directors, Nashville Bar Association, 1992 - 1994

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Presenter, 2012 Domestic Case Law Update, Williamson County Bar, May 4, 2012 - Present
  • Presenter, 2012 Domestic Case Law Update, Sumner County Bar, May 3, 2012 - Present
  • Speaker & Program Chair, Mediation Techniques that Work and the Ones that Do Not, Tennessee Association for Justice, April 15, 2012 - Present
  • Speaker, Client Communication and Management, Tennessee Association for Justice, February 3, 2012 - February 4, 2012
  • Instructor, Law Office Procedure, Domestic Relations and Corporations, Southeastern Paralegal Institute, 1984 - 1992
  • Presenter, Domestic Law Forum, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., April 5, 2007
  • Presenter, Domestic Law Seminar, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., April 14, 2005
  • Presenter, Domestic Law Seminar, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., May 6, 2004
  • Advanced Mediation, Tennessee Bar, 1999
  • Civil Mediation Training, Dispute Resolution Services David Strawn, 1996
  • Arbitration Training, American Arbitration Association, 1992
  • Mediation Training, American Arbitration Association, 1992
  • Speaker, 2005 Child Support, Williamson County Bar Guidelines, February 8, 2005
  • Presenter, Significant Topics in Domestic Law, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., April 6, 2006
  • Speaker, Practical Application of the New Child Support Guidelines, Nashville Bar Association, February 9, 2005
  • Speaker, Update of Domestic Law, Williamson County Bar, February 4, 2006
  • Speaker, What's New in Domestic Law, Williamson County Bar, March 5, 2004
  • Speaker, Ethics: Know Your Rules, Know Your Role, Family Law, NBA, October 2, 2003
  • Speaker, Seminar on Cases Study of Jackie Beard Case, Tennessee Association of Private Investigators, Annual Meeting, June 2, 2001
  • Speaker, Procedure and Ethics, Adoption Law, NBI, March 16, 1999
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Sexual Harassment Cases, Middle Tennessee Claims Managers Council, October 2, 1998
  • Speaker, Ethics, Grounds for Divorce, Domestic Relations in Tennessee, NBI, January 15, 1998
  • Speaker, Ethics and Procedures, Adoption Law, NBI, October 8, 1997
  • Speaker, Wills & Trusts, People's Law School, 1998
  • Speaker, Advising Family Business in Tennessee, Heritage Professional Publishing, October 22, 1997
  • Speaker, Domestic Law, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 - 1998
  • Speaker, Pre-Nuptial Seminar, Legal Rights, Modification, Provisions & Drafting, Nashville YWCA, May 13, 1997
  • Speaker, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Ethics, Modification and Litigation, September 26, 1996
  • Speaker, Education Program, Estate Planning and Trusts, Nashville YWCA, May 7, 1996 - May 30, 1996
  • Speaker, Mock Trial, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Issues, Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters Annual Meeting, March 14, 1996
  • Speaker, Child Custody and Visitation in Tennessee, Ethics, Experts and Change of Custody, NBI, December 12, 1995
  • Speaker, Paralegals in Family Law Practice, Ethics and Appellate Procedure, National Business Institute, May 11, 1995
  • Speaker, Podiatric Malpractice Featuring Dr. Brian Bacardi, ABC's 20/20, April 14, 1995
  • Speaker, Ethical Considerations in Family Law, Nashville Bar Association Convention, July 14, 1994
  • Speaker, Child Custody & Visitation in Tennessee, Experts and Modification of Decrees, National Business Institute, October 27, 1994
  • Speaker, Spring and Fall Education Programs, Wills and Estates, YWCA, 1989 - Present
  • Speaker, Mediation Tax Consequences, Key Issues in Family Law, 1993 - Present
  • Speaker, Capital Gain and Valuation, Tax Aspects of Divorce in Tennessee, 1993 - Present
  • Speaker, "Prime Time" Program, Wills & Estates, Memorial Hospital, 1990 - 1992
  • Speaker, New Lawyers Seminar, Law Office Management, 1990 - 1993
  • "Gonewski and Alimony in Tennessee", The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer, 2010
  • "If You Live Together, It Will Cost You", Nashville Bar Journal, Vol. 11, 7, July, 2002
  • "Divorce, It Will Affect Your Business Sooner or Later", Nashville Business Journal, Spring, 1997
  • "The First Amendment Option in Civil Rights Cases", The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer, 1988
  • Six Months or Six Days: When You Can File for Divorce in Tennessee?, Tennessee Bar Association

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Halliday v. Halliday, 2012 WL 7170479 (Tenn. App. 2012)
  • Cook v. Hess, 2013 WL 1788553 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2013)
  • Schuerman v. Schuerman, 2007 WL 3072770 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007)
  • O'Rourke v. O'Rourke, 2007 WL 1815413 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Waugh v. Waugh, 2007 WL 2200278 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2007)
  • Wester v. McDow, 2009 WL 1034758 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • In re Estate of Tanner, 295 S.W.3d 610 (Tenn. 2009)
  • Kershaw v. Kershaw, 2009 WL 4039262 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Hudson v. Hudson, 2009 WL 3631017 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • O'Rourke v. O'Rourke, 337 S.W.3d 189 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009)
  • Green v. Green, 2010 WL 891897 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • O'Rourke v. O'Rourke, 2010 WL 4629035 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Hudson v. Hudson, 328 S.W.3d 863 (Tenn. 2010)
  • Thompson v. American Holding Corp., 1986 WL 5542 (Tenn.App. 1986)
  • Laird v. Laird, 1986 WL 14042 (Tenn.App. 1986)
  • Anderson v. Anderson, 1986 WL 14442 (Tenn.App. 1986)
  • Willoughby v. Parker, 1988 WL 46201 (Tenn.App. 1988)
  • Frenchman v. Third Natil Bank, 1989 WL 100263 (Tenn.App. 1989)
  • Sibert v. State, 1989 WL 126710 (Tenn. App. 1989)
  • Nelson v. Bruce, 1990 WL 31743 (Tenn. App. 1990)
  • Cowden v. Sovran Bank/Central South, 1990 WL 96269 (Tenn.App. 1990)
  • Johnson v. Johnson, 1991 WL 169568 (Tenn. App. 1991)
  • Marchetti v. Marchetti, 1993 WL 11711 (Tenn. App. 1993)
  • Hazelhurst v. Hazlehurst, 1993 WL 115674 (Tenn. App. 1993)
  • Dorris v. Dorris, 1993 WL 380778 (Tenn. App. 1993)
  • Payne v. Wilson, 1995 WL 33747 (Tenn. App. 1995)
  • Blumer v. Blumer, 1995 WL 414872 (Tenn. App. 1995)
  • Stanbury v. Bacardi, 953 S.W.2d 671 (Tenn. 1997)
  • Moorehead v. Lincoln & Donelson Care Center, 1997 WL 675455 (Tenn.App. 1997)
  • Rogers v. Watts, 1997 WL 367477 (Tenn.App. 1997)
  • Irwin v. Irwin, 1998 WL 726632 (Tenn.App. 1998)
  • Kincaid v. Kincaid, 1999 WL 1271715 (Tenn.App. 1999)
  • Evans v. Abdullah, 1999 WL 20777 (Tenn.App. 1999)
  • Crowell v. Crowell, 2000 WL 688568 (Tenn.App. 2000)
  • Kornblee v. Kornblee, 2001 WL 109385 (Tenn.App. 2001)
  • Milam v. Milam, 2002 WL 662026 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2002)
  • Miller v. Miller, 2003 WL 22938950 (Tenn.Ct.App. 2003)
  • Wright v. Quillen, 2002 WL 13045 (Tenn.App. 2002)
  • Milam v. Milam, 2002 WL 662026 (Tenn.App. 2002)
  • Miller v. Miller, 2003 WL 22938950 (Tenn.App. 2003)
  • Evans v. Evans, 2004 WL1882586 (Tenn.App. 2004)
  • Irvin v. USA, et al., Civ. No. 3:02-0706 (6th Cir. 2004)
  • Richards v. Richards, 2005 WL 396373 (Tenn.App. 2005)
  • Zinder v. Zinder, 2005 WL 427987 (Tenn.App. 2005)
  • Brooks v. Brooks, 2005 WL 1584203 (Tenn.App. 2005)
  • Gratton v. Gratton, 2006 WL 794883 (Tenn.App. 2006)
  • Hunt v. Hunt, 2006 WL 1763668 (Tenn.App. 2006)
  • Maynor v. Nelson, 2006WL 3421288 (Tenn.App. 2006)
  • In re: Estate of Martha M. Tanner, 2007WL4287373 (Tenn.App. 2007)
  • Staats v. McKinnon, perm. to appeal denied 2006, 206 S.Wd.3d 532 (Tenn.App. 2006)
  • Wright v. Quillen, 83 S.W.3d 768 (Tenn.App. 2002)
  • Wright v. Quillen, 75 S.W.3d 413 (Tenn.App. 2001)
  • Baxter v. State of Tennessee, Dept. Of Corrections , 831 F.2d 293 (6th Cir. 1987)
  • Cullum & Maxey Camping Center, Inc. v. Adams, 640 S.W.2d 22 (Tenn.App. 1982)
  • Dailey v. Southern Heel Co., 785 S.W.2d 344 (Tenn.App. 1990)
  • Cowden v. Sovran Bank/Central South, 816 S.W.2d 741 (Tenn. 1991)
  • McFarlin v. Watts, 895 S.W.2d 687 (Tenn. App. 1997)
  • Tolar v. City of Cookeville, 952 S.W.2d 831 (Tenn.App. 1997)
  • Baxter v. State of Tennessee, Dept. Of Corrections, 831 F 2d 293 (6th Cir. 1987)
  • Stanbury v. Bacardi, 953 S.W.2d 671 (Tenn. 1997)
  • Hogan v. Coyne Int'l. Enterprises Corp., 996 S.W.2d 195 (Tenn.App. 1998)

Representative Clients:

  • South Central Conference Association of Seventh-Day Adventists
  • Kentucky-Tennessee Conference, Association of Seventh-Day Adventists
  • Brauer Material Handling
  • Adventist Risk Management

Educational Background:

  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1975
  • Vanderbilt University, BA in Political Science, Minor: Economics, Magna Cum Laude, 1974
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Office Location for Helen Sfikas Rogers

2205 State Street
The Wind in The Willows Mansion
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-320-0600

 

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Last Updated: 7/31/2017

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