Dorie A. Rogers

Top rated Family Law attorney in Orange, California

Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC
Dorie A. Rogers
Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC

Practice Areas: Family Law, Appellate; view more

Licensed in California since: 1981

Education: Western State University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC

790 The City Drive South
Suite 120
Orange, CA 92868 Visit website


Attorney Dorie A. Rogers is the founder and owner of The Law Offices of Dorie A. Rogers, APC, in Orange, California. A top-ranked and award-winning lawyer with 40 years of legal experience, Ms. Rogers focuses her practice primarily on family law, and she provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Orange County and the surrounding areas who are going through a divorce or have some other serious legal issue affecting their families.

The daughter of divorced parents herself, Ms. Rogers fully understands the emotional impact divorce can have on all members of the family, and prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked in an acute psychiatric hospital, where she helped a variety of adolescent and adult clients in a therapeutic setting. As such, she is able to better address the mental and emotional affects of her clients' divorces on themselves and their children, and she has gained a reputation for her compassion and empathy.

Through her practice, she has achieved remarkable success helping her clients through some of the most difficult and uncertain times in their lives with the utmost dignity and respect, and she has obtained a long record of helping her clients achieve their goals and the favorable outcomes they seek both efficiently and cost-effectively.

Ms. Rogers earned associates degrees in liberal arts and mental health technology from Daytona Beach State College in 1974. She then received her Bachelor of Science from Western State University in 1977. Following that, she attended Western State University College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 1980. The State Bar of California admitted her to practice the following year, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Ms. Rogers is a member of the Banyard Inn of the Court, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the National Association of Counsel for Children. She also serves as convention delegate to the State Bar of California, and she is a member of the board of directors of the Rape Crisis Hotline. She also serves on the steering committee of the Governor’s Conference of Women and the Heart and Sole Committee of the American Heart Association.

Practice areas

Family Law, Appellate

Focus areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Appeals, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Father's Rights, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 90% Family Law
  • 10% Appellate

First Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage:

  • 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
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court, Central District, 1983 U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1984 Orange County Bar Association, 1983 American Bar Association, 2004 Banyard Inn of the Court, 2004
  • California, 1981
  • American Heart Association, Heart and Sole Committee
  • Rape Crisis Hotline, Board of Directors
  • Steering Committee of The Governor’s Conference of Women
  • State Bar of California, Convention Delegate
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Banyard Inn of the Court
  • American Bar Association, Member, 1984
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member, 1981 – 2010
  • 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
Educational Background:
  • Daytona Beach State College, Mental Health Technology and Liberal Arts
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  
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
  • 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
  • Pro Bono Award, 1984
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
  • Presented 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 beyond 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 develop an awareness 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 "Legislative 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
  • 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 litigation, family law writs and appeals, preparation of premarital, post-marital agreements, paternity actions, and domestic partnerships
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

Office location for Dorie A. Rogers

790 The City Drive South
Suite 120
Orange, CA 92868

Phone: 714-740-1160


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

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