Larry R. Rogers

Top rated personal injury attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Power Rogers, LLP
Larry R. Rogers
Power Rogers, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Aviation & aerospace, Medical malpractice; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 1983

Education: DePaul University College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

Power Rogers, LLP

70 West Madison Street
Suite 5500
Chicago, IL 60602 Visit website

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Attorney Larry R. Rogers is a partner with Power Rogers LLP law firm in Chicago, Illinois. Nationally recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Rogers has more than 37 years of legal experience, and he provides exceptional counsel, advocacy and support to clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following areas:

  • Personal injury and wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice
  • Motor vehicle negligence
  • Aviation accidents

As a trial attorney, Mr. Rogers has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and entitlements of his plaintiff clients. From his efforts, he has secured numerous multimillion-dollar awards for his clients, including a recent verdict of more than $55 million for a brain-damaged victim, which stands as one of the largest verdicts ever awarded in the state.

A leader in his field, Mr. Rogers has served as president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Cook County Bar Association. He has also held a number of leadership roles in various legal organizations throughout the area, and he has gained a reputation for his in-depth legal knowledge and unwavering commitment to his clients.

In honor of his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Rogers earned the Lawyer of the Year award from Best Lawyers for personal injury litigation in 2016 and 2019. He has also received the Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. In addition, he holds a "Superb" client rating on Avvo as well as many testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 1974 graduate of Saint Xavier University, Mr. Rogers obtained his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1983. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and its Trial Bar as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He also holds his admission to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th and 7th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Aviation and aerospace, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: plaintiff, Civil rights

Focus areas

Motor vehicle accidents, Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Construction accident, Brain injury, Trucking accidents, Aviation accidents - plaintiff, Medical malpractice, Birth injury

  • 30% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Aviation and aerospace
  • 20% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 20% Personal injury - products: plaintiff
  • 10% Civil rights

First Admitted: 1983, Illinois

Professional Webpage: https://www.powerrogers.com/our-attorneys/larry-r-rogers-sr-...

Honors/Awards:
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year for Personal Injury Litigation, 2016 & 2019
  • Best Lawyers listing since 1999
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Monarch award, presented for excellence in the legal profession (1995)
  • BLSA Distinguished Alumni Award, presented by Black Law Students Association, DePaul University, College of Law (1995)
  • Richard E. Westbrook Award in recognition of legal excellence, presented by the Cook County Bar Association (1987 and 1999)
  • National Law Journal, 1999. Listed as one of the Nation's Top Ten Litigators
  • American Lawyer Media, 2000. Listed as one of the Ten Most Influential Illinois Lawyers
  • Listed by Harvard Law Graduates Naifeh and Smith in their book The Best Lawyers in America (2001-present)
  • Outstanding Service To the Legal Profession Award, DePaul University College of Law (2003)
  • Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyer 2005-Present
  • Distinguished Alumni Award - St. Xavier University, College of Arts and Sciences (2008)
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters - DePaul University College of Law (2009)
  • LawDragon, selected as One of the Top Trial Lawyers (2009)
  • Honorary Doctor of Public Service - St. Xavier University (2010)
  • Earl Burrus Dickerson Award, Chicago Bar Association, (2010)
  • Jury Verdict Reporter, Award for a Record Medical Malpractice Verdict (2010)
  • Diversity Scholarship Foundation, Unity & Advocate Diversity Award (2013)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Leonard M. Ring Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
  • AVVO Superb Rating
  • Leading Lawyers Magazine 2016, Top 100 Lawyers
  • Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters – John Marshall Law School (2019)
Verdicts/Settlements:
  • M. v. Ravenswood Hospital, et al.
  • D.F., as Special Administrator of the Estate of E.F., Deceased v. Fransciscan Alliance d/b/a St. James Hospital, et al.
  • Phoebe Joseph, Special Administrator of the Estate of Henry Joseph v. Voest-Alpine, et al., Hammond, Indiana
  • Darien Bass V. Cook County Hospital, et al.
  • Estates of Peggy Stallworth and Angela Stallworth V. Village of Worth
  • Alma Smith, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Ronald Mahone, deceased V. Carpentersville Quarry, et al.
  • Irnell Mickey as Special Administrator of the Estate of Natasha Mickey, dec=d. and as Special Administrator of the Estate of Sasha Mickey, dec=d. v. Imre Hidvegi, M.D., et al
  • LaDonna C.Foster, Adm. of the Estate of Yvette Foster, etc., et al. V. East Lake Corporation, et al.
  • Sandra Hardy, Independent Administrator of the Estate of Johnathon Hardy, Deceased v. Galen Hospital, et al.
  • Henry Jones, as Special Administrator of the Estate of Georgette Watson, deceased v. Joseph Feldman, M.D., et al.
  • R. v. Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
  • W. v. University of Chicago Hospital
  • H. v. Galen Hospital, et al.
  • V.W., Special Administrator of the Estate of N.W., Deceased v. Advocate South Suburban Medical Center
  • N.W. v. Advocate
  • G. v. 69 West Washington Management Company, LLC, et al.
  • H. v. Sinclair Cartage, Inc., et al.
  • T. v. Swedish American Hospital, et al.
  • P. v. WGN Broadcasting Company
  • B. v. Unnamed hospital
  • G. v. Skokie Valley Hospital
  • G. v. West Suburban Hospital, et al.
  • C. v. Advocate South Suburban Hospital
  • C., et al v. Transport Carriers, Inc., et al.
  • C. v. Union Pacific Railroad Co., et al.
  • D. v. UHS of Bethesda, Inc., et al.
  • D. v. Nettleton Specialized Carriers, Inc.
  • D. v. Syntex
  • A.H. v. Allied Barton
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1983
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • International Society of Barristers, Fellow
  • American Association for Justice (formerly The Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Sustaining Member; Public Affairs Committee - 1995-present; Public Action Management Committee - 1995; Committee on Courts - 1996; Minority Caucus - 1994 - present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2000-2001; President Elect, 1999; Second Vice President, 1998; Third Vice President, 1997; Treasurer, 1989-1990; Board of Managers, 1987-present; Membership Committee, 1992; Executive Committee, 1996-present; Nominating Committee, 1995; Legislative Committee - Co-Chair 1996-present; Participated in legislative lobbying efforts to oppose Medical Malpractice Act of 1985 and Civil Justice Reform Act of 1995
  • National Bar Association, Board of Governors, 1990-1991 (CCBA Affiliate Rep.)
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Ad Hoc Committee on Judiciary, 1994
  • Cook County Bar Association, President, 1991-1992; President-Elect, 1990-1991; Second Vice President, 1989-1990; Third Vice President, 1988-1989; Board of Directors, 1985-1994; Nominating Committee, 1985, 1991; Judicial Evaluation Committee, 1986-1987
  • Chicago Bar Association, Board of Managers, 2010-2012, Nominating Committee, 2008
  • Member - Board of Directors, Cook County Justice for Children
  • Member - Board of Trustees, City Colleges of Chicago, 2011- 2015
  • Co-Chair - Circuit Court of Cook County Black Line Trial Call Study Committee, 2011
  • Member - Board of Trustees, DePaul University, (2010- 2018)
  • Member - Board of Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (2010)
  • Chairman - Chairman, Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (2009 - June 2010)
  • Member - DePaul University, College of Law, Dean's Advisory Council (2008 - present)
  • Member - Board of Trustees, John Marshall Law School (2008 - present)
  • Member - Board of Directors, Center for Disability and Elderly Law (2001 - 2004)
  • Member - Board of Directors, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago (1996-2001)
  • Member - Board of Trustees, Providence-St. Mel School (1995-2000)
  • Member - Board of Trustees, PUSH for Excellence, Inc. (1996 - 2000)
  • Member - Board of Trustees, St. Xavier University (2000 - 2007)
  • Life Member – DePaul University Board of Trustees (2019)
  • Member - Board of Directors, South Side Help Center (1994 - 2000)
  • Member - Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Sexual Orientation Awareness in the Circuit Court of Cook County (1997)
  • Member - Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases (1995-2003)
  • Member - United States Senate Judicial Nominations Commission for the Northern District of Illinois (1993 - 1996)
  • Member -Illinois Supreme Court Special Commission on the Administration of Justice (1991 - 1995)
  • Admitted to United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 2007
  • Admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1990
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1989
  • Admitted to United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 1988
  • Admitted to United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Federal Trial Bar, 1985
  • Admitted to United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1983
Educational Background:
  • St. Xavier College, B.A. Philosophy, 1974
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Member - Illinois Supreme Court Special Commission on the Administration of Justice, 1991 – 1995 Member - United States Senate Judicial Nominations Commission for the Northern District of Illinois, 1993 - 1996 Member - Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Jury Instructions in Civil Cases, 1995-2003 Member - Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Sexual Orientation Awareness in the Circuit Court of Cook County Member - Board of Directors, South Side Help Center, 1994-2000 Member - Board of Trustees, St. Xavier University, 2000-2007 Member - Board of Trustees, PUSH for Excellence, Inc., 1996-2000  Member - Board of Trustees, Providence-St. Mel School, 1995-2000 Member - Board of Directors, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, 1996-2001 Member - Board of Directors, Center for Disability and Elderly Law, 2001-2004 Member - Board of Trustees, John Marshall Law School, 2008- present Member  - Cook County Bar/Chicago Bar Association Joint Search Committee for Independent Inspector General for Cook County       Chairman- Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, 2009-June 2010 Vice Chairman - Board of Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, 2010- June, 2011 Member - Board of Trustees, DePaul University, 2010-present  Co-Chair - Circuit Court of Cook County Black Line Trial Call Study Committee, 2011    Member - Board of Trustees, City Colleges of Chicago, 2011-present Member - Board of Directors, Cook County Justice for Children
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Settlement, Liens & Insurance, Settlement Releases and Pitfalls. • DePaul University College of Law, Commencement Address. • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1993 - 2009; Publication: Handbook, Proving and Disproving Damages in Personal Injury  Cases, Ill.Inst. for CLE, Ch. 5, "Impaired Earning Capacity: Plaintiff's Perspective".  pp. 5-1, 5-12. • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Insurance Liens and Settlements, Settlement Releases Problems and Pitfalls. • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, President Seminar, Damages • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Advocacy Showcase, Decedents Family Physician, Examinations. •  Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Point Counter Point Seminar, Maximizing Damages in Catastrophic Injury Cases. • The Chicago Bar Association, 90 Days Before Trial: The Final Countdown, Topic: Detailing Your Case For Trial. • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Trial Techniques: Direct Examination of Plaintiff's Medical Witness. • The American Board of Trial Advocates, The Masters In Trial-Trial Demonstration in a Products Case.   Topic: Direct Examination and Cross Examination of Plaintiff's Expert. • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Seminar, Minority Caucus Program, Putting the Client in Cultural Context/Medical Negligence Issues.  Topic:  Direct Examination of Economist.  • The Chicago Bar Association, - Summer Boot Camp for Aspiring Litigators, Topic: The Use and Abuse of Interrogatories. • United States House of Representatives, Sub-Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection and Competitiveness, Testimony Concerning H.R. 1910 "The Fairness and Product Liability Act of 1993. • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Seminar, Preparing Plaintiff for Deposition. • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Seminar, Damages Recoverable in Personal Injury Litigation. • University of Chicago Law School - Edwin F. Mandel Legal Aid Clinic. Trial Practice Workshop, Teaching Team.  Topic: Opening statements; Direct and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses; Closing arguments; and mock trial of both civil and criminal cases. • Harvard Law School, Trial Advocacy Workshop, Teaching Team. Topic: Opening statements; Direct and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses; Closing arguments; and mock trial of both civil and criminal cases. • John Marshall Law School, Fair Housing Conference, Speaker.  Topic:  Maximizing Damages. • The John Marshall Law Review, Fall, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp. 29-37, "From One Dollar to $2.4 Million:  Narrowing The Spectrum of Damage Awards in Fair Housing Cases Through Basic Tort Litigation Tactics." • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Jury Instructions. • DePaul University College of Law, Midwest Colloquium on Academic Support Programs, Minority Issues in the Workplace. Council of The District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. 1992:   • Committee on The Judiciary & Committee on Human Services, Testimony at the Joint Public Hearing on Bill 9-285,"District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act of  1985, Amendment Act of 1991. • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Civil Practice Update & Review Seminar, Venue • Cook County Bar Association, Civil Trial Seminar, Cross Examination of Defense Expert. • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 2nd Annual "Workhorse" Seminar, Mental Pain and Anguish. • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Violations of Civil Rights Litigation. • Cook County Bar Association, Personal Injury Litigation, Chicago State University. • Federal Trial Bar, Trial Advocacy Program

Office location for Larry R. Rogers

70 West Madison Street
Suite 5500
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-236-9381

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