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John P. Rogers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Louis, MO

Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP
120 South Central Avenue, Suite 160
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: 314-354-8484
Fax: 314-354-8271
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed in Missouri Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (80%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Attorney Profile

The principal founding member of Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, John P. Rogers provides federal and state criminal defense representation to clients throughout the state of Missouri. From the firm's office in St. Louis, he handles a variety of matters, including child pornography and other sex offenses, driving under the influence, murder, kidnapping, assault and battery, drug possession and trafficking, and white collar crimes such as embezzlement, bank fraud, securities violations, and Medicare and Medicaid fraud. During his career, Mr. Rogers has tried more than 125 cases to verdict.

In 1988, Mr. Rogers graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in finance. He then went on to attend Saint Louis University School of Law and received his Juris Doctor in 1992. Prior to founding his current firm in January 2017, Mr. Rogers was the managing partner at another St. Louis criminal defense firm. He is admitted to practice before all Missouri and Illinois state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 7th and 8th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Rogers has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. A former member of the board of directors of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he remains active in that organization as well as in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Illinois State Bar Association.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About John P. Rogers

First Admitted: 1993, Missouri

Professional Webpage:


  • Top Ten National Attorney Award by The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys – 2014
  • AV rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Super Lawyers, 2006 - Present

Educational Background

  • Missouri State University, B.S., Major: Finance, 1988

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
  • U.S. District Court District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • Missouri State Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Board of Directors, Former Member
  • Missouri, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
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Office Location for John P. Rogers

120 South Central Avenue
Suite 160
St. Louis, MO 63105

Phone: 314-354-8484

Fax: 314-354-8271

Last Updated: 7/10/2021

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