Helen Sfikas Rogers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Nashville, TN

Rogers, Shea & Spanos
 | 2205 State Street, The Wind in The Willows Mansion
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-320-0600
Fax: 615-320-9933
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
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, Shea & Spanos 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, Shea & Spanos, 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
    • 80%Family Law
    • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Name Change, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Trusts, Wills

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 12 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy

    Email Me

    To: Helen Sfikas Rogers
    Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

    About Helen Rogers

    Admitted: 1980, Tennessee

    Professional Webpage: https://www.helenrogerslaw.com/About-Our-Firm/Helen-S-Rogers...

    Honors/Awards:

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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Rule 31 Certified Mediator

    Bar/Professional Activity:

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

    Pro bono/Community Service:

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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

    Verdicts/Settlements:

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

    Representative Clients:

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

    Educational Background:

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

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

    Phone: 615-320-0600

    Fax: 615-320-9933

    Helen Sfikas Rogers:

    Last Updated: 6/24/2020

    Page Generated: 0.28438496589661 sec