Dorie A. Rogers

Dorie A. Rogers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Orange, CA

Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
 | 790 The City Drive South, Suite 120
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-740-1160
Fax: 714-464-5368
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (90%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

     Ms. Dorie Rogers has been in practice in the State of California since 1981. Her areas of practice are limited to Family Law cases including appeals. Formerly Ms. Rogers served on the Family Law Panel of qualified minor's counsel representing children by court appointment in custody disputes.   Ms Rogers brings a comprehensive psychological understanding and legal competence to high conflict child custody cases in particular.  Ms. Rogers' psychological education enables her to effectively litigate Child Custody matters involving experts (730 Court-Appointed Child Custody Evaluators) with expertise. 

    When there are issues of high value assets, property and support, Ms. Rogers' ability to artfully negotiate settlement favorable to her clients is financially beneficial to her clients.  Her courtroom skills benefit from years of experience and ability to effectively introduce evidence and apply case law. Ms. Rogers has the ability to be aggressive yet sensitive to the client's emotional presence.  

    About Dorie Rogers

    Admitted: 1981, California

    Professional Webpage: http://www.drfamilylaw.com/Attorneys/

    Honors/Awards:

    • I was one of the chartering members who established the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. I served as Associate Director for three years, Director for three years and continue to serve on the State board of ACFLS as Legislative Asst. Director., Outstanding Service as Director of Orange County Chapter of Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, Orange County Chapter of ACFLS, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Family Law Specialist certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2010
    • Family Law Specialist, Certified by State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
    • State Bar of California, 1981

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, Central District, 1983U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1984Orange County Bar Association, 1983American Bar Association, 2004Banyard Inn of the Court, 2004
    • California State Bar, Executive Committee of the Family Law Section, Legislation , 2015
    • Director of the Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
    • 2012-2014 Associate Director, Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists 2014-2017 Director, Orange County Chapter of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists 2017-present Asst. Legislation Director, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists 2017-present Asst. Editor of The Specialist, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists 2014-2015 Legislative Committee,Family Law Section Executive Committee of the California State Bar 2015-2016 Legislative Vice Chair, Family Law Section Executive Committee of the California State Bar 2016-2017 Legislative Chair, Family Law Section Executive Committee of the California State Bar, State Bar of California, 1981 U.S. District Court, Central District, 1983 U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1984 Member of Banyard in of the Court, 2004-present Orange County Bar Association, 1983; Member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2010-present; Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2011 to present.

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Voluntarily take referrals from Public Law Center. Contribute annually to its support. Speak at Legal Aid to legal interns about the practice of law. President, Orange County/Long Beach Area of Hadassah Southern California, 1998-2000, 2017-present  

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Article focused on the use of motions during a family law action, either pretrial or post trial. Offered unique ways in which to strategically use motions to persuade the court to make rulings that benefit the client's case either at trial or for an appeal. , Author, The Use of Motions in Family Law, Orange County Lawyer, Attorneys And Judicial Officers, 2019
    • Presented with Judge Ronald Kreber and Attorney Yolanda Torres in Belize. Discussed divorce laws in the US., Legal Presenter, Divorce American Style, Hispanic Bar Association, OC, 2014
    • Presente with Roger Rombro, CFLS on the effective use of experts in child custody litigation. Offered solutions for creative ways in which experts add to your case beyone consultation. They provide the court with additional information outside of or in addition to the Court's expert., Presenter, Appropriate and Ethical Use of EC 733 Consultants, California Lawyers Association Family Law Section , Attorneys And Judicial Officers, 2019
    • Provided insight into bias, implicit and explicit bias and how to develope an awaremess of our biases. Explores both kinds of biases and the impact on witnesses and the court, expert perceptions., Presenter, Bias, Family Law Section, Orange County Bar Association; Italian Bar Association, HIspanic Bar Association , Attorneys And Judicial Officers
    • Article discussed the evolution of legal cases changing move-away law and the application of various legal standards explicit to each case depending on factual custodial arrangements and/or orders. , Author, To Relocate or Not to Relocate, What is the Standard?, Family Specialist Journal, Association Of Certified Family Law Specialists, 2016
    • Presented in Verona, Italy with Judge Franz Miller. Discussed the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, evolving cases defining abuse and harassment and the protections afforded under the DVPA. Compared with Italian DVPA recently enacted in 2013 and its affect on "femicide" or murder of intimate female partners., Legal Presenter, What is Domestic Violence, Italian American Lawyers Of OC-Lex Romana, 2016
    • Presented the use of law and motion in family law to family law attorneys. Discussed effective strategies for use of motions as a way to limit evidence, strike custody reports, clarify orders and correct errors. Use of post trial motions to avoid an appeal or to benefit an appeal., Presenter, Law and Motion in Family Law, White Zuckerman Study Group, 2016
    • Presented with Judge Franz Miller and Russell Johnson, PhD before Orange County Family Law attorneys. Discussed current law and legal standards, the focus of child custody evaluations in determining the best interests of children using La Musga and recent social science., Presenter, Moving On...., Family Law Section Of The Orange County Bar Association, 2016
    • LEGAL PRESENTATIONS An Inside-Out Perspective of Children Who Resist or Refuse Contact with a Parent, [Hon. Lon Hurwitz, Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS, Jorge Galindo, PsyD, Leslie M. Drozd, PhD] , Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter Annual Conference; 2018 Litigating Custody and Use of Child Custody Experts, [Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS, W. Russell Johnson, PhD, White/Zuckerman Fam. Law Study Group, 2018; Law and Motion in Family Law, Speaker. White/Zuckerman Fam. Law Study Group, 2017; Bias Seminar, [Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS , Catherine Goodrow, CFLS] Celtic Bar Assn., Iceland, 2018; Eliminating Bias Through Awareness, [Hon. Salvador Sarmiento, Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS, Catherine Goodrow, CFLS] , Orange County Bar Assn. Fam. Law Sec. 2017; Eliminating Bias Through Awareness[Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS, Catherine Goodrow, CFLS], Hispanic Bar Assn., Cabo San Lucas, 2017; Moving On, To Relocate or Not [Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS, W. Russell Johnson, PhD, Orange County Bar Assn. Fam. Law Section, 2016; What is Domestic Violence, [Hon. Franz Miller, Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS], Italian American Bar Assn., Verona, 2016; Divorce American Style, [Hon. Ronald Kreber, Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS, Yolanda Torres, CFLS], Hispanic Bar Assn, Costa Rica, 2014; Family Law Basics: Nullity, Dissolution, Adoption, Domestic Violence, [Hon. Ronald Kreber, Yolanda Torres, CFLS, Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS], Hispanic Bar Assn, Belize; Appellate Tips for Family Law Practitioners and Professionalism,[Marjorie Fuller, Justice Bedsworth] Moderator, OC-ACFLS, 2014 Tango of the Experts, Part Deux, [Judge Claudia Silbar, Russell Johnson, PhD, Robert Simon, PhD] Moderator, OC-ACFLS, 2014 Rethinking Parental Alienation in 2013, [Kathy Kuehnle, PhD, Leslie Drozd, PhD] Moderator, OC-ACFLS, 2013 Moving From Oz to Kansas,[Leslie Ellen Shear] Moderator, OC-ACFLS, 2013 Clash of the Judicial Titans, Moderated panel of Judicial Officers, OC-ACFLS, 2012 Tango of the Custody Experts, [Russell Johnson, PhD, Robert Simon, PhD] Moderator, OC-ACFLS, 2012 PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES "Legisilative Wrap-Up for 2016", ACFLS Family Law Specialist, ACFLS Winter, 2016 "To Relocate or Not Relocate: What is the Standard? Where Do We Go From Here?" [Dorie A. Rogers, CFLS, Christine D. Gille, MBA, CFLS], ACFLS Family Law Specialist, ACFLS Summer, 2015, No.3 "The Use of Motions in Family Law", The State Bar of California Family Law News, Issue 4, 2017, Vol 39, No.4  

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Obtained a $5.1 million dollar breach of fiduciary sanction per in Family Law dissolution action against opposing party for his theft of the community business. Had to join three corporations, one of which was almost identical in name to capture the business in order to launder the community business profits., 2019

    Representative Clients:

    • I was client's third attorney. Two prior incorrectly attorneys advised client he had no interest in 12 properties acquired during the marriage because he signed deeds transferring the property to his wife. We successfully obtained a judgment and client received over 40% division of the properties worth $5 million and provided rental income., 2020
    • Practice is limited to family litiagtion, family law writs and appeals, preparation of premarital, postmarital agreements, paternity actions and domestic partnerships.

    Newsletters:

    • Created an abstract, outline and presentation. Panel consisted of judicial officer and two mental health professionals that all work with children that resist contact with a parent and the methods to ameliorate the situation., Inside Outside Perspective of Children Who Resist Contact With A Parent, Association Of Family And Conciliation Courts Consisting Of Attorneys, Judicial Officers And Mental Health Professionals

    Educational Background:

    • Daytona Beach State College, Mental Health Technology and Liberal Arts

    Industry Groups

    • Association Of Certified Family Law Specialists
    • Association Of Family Conciliation Courts
    • Banyard Inn Of The Court
    • Masters Division Of OCBA
    • Orange County Bar Association. Family Law Section Of California State Bar And Of Orange County Bar
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    Office Location for Dorie A. Rogers

    790 The City Drive South
    Suite 120
    Orange, CA 92868

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    Last Updated: 7/28/2020

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