James S. Rogers

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Seattle, WA

Law Offices of James S. Rogers
 | 1500 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-621-8525
Fax: 206-223-8224
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1973
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    James S. Rogers is the principal lawyer in Seattle’s Law Offices of James S. Rogers. His practice is limited to automotive product liability litigation, product liability litigation, and serious injury and wrongful death.

    Mr. Rogers is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Board of Directors), a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (President, 2007, Washington State Chapter).  Mr.  Rogers is  a member of DART (Damages Attorneys Roundtable).

    Mr. Rogers has been selected for inclusion in the 2003-2020 editions of “The Best Lawyers in America” (Product Liability and Personal Injury).  Mr. Rogers is the 2020 Best Lawyers Product  Liability Litigation Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year.

    Mr. Rogers has been named Best Lawyers® 2015 Seattle Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation “Lawyer of the Year”. 

    Mr. Rogers was honored by the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers as 2010 “Outstanding Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer of the Year”.

    Mr. Rogers was the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association’s 1998 Trial Lawyer of the Year.

    In May 2002, Mr. Rogers was honored with the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association’s President’s Award for his contribution to the civil justice system.

    Mr. Rogers was the subject of a profile by Todd W. Gardner in the May, 2011 King County Bar Bulletin, which can be found at http://jsrogerslaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/kcba.pdf.

    In 2014-2020, the Law Offices of James S. Rogers was selected by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a Tier 1 law firm for Seattle’s Best Law Firms in Plaintiff Product Liability Litigation and Plaintiffs Personal  Injury Litigation

    Mr. Rogers was listed in Super Lawyers Ten Year “Top 100” list for Washington State.

    Mr. Rogers has served as president of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, and the Western Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Rogers was a nine-year member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Mr. Rogers is on the Board of Directors for the Attorneys’ Information Exchange Group, a national organization of plaintiff attorneys handling automotive product liability litigation, and a former member of  the Board of Directors of the Endowment for Equal Justice.

    Mr. Rogers is certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Rogers has lectured at over one-hundred-and-thirty legal seminars sponsored by state and national trial lawyer and bar associations. Mr. Rogers was Editor-in-Chief of Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 3rd Edition, published by ATLA Press, and was co-moderator of Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit: The Video Series. Articles by Mr. Rogers have appeared in many legal publications.   Mr. Rogers was co-author of “Civil Rule 30(b)(6) Depositions”, published in the Washington State Association for Justice Product Liability Deskbook, 2014.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 50%Personal Injury - Products
    • 50%Personal Injury - General
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 20 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2000 - 2001, 2003 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

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    About James Rogers

    Admitted: 1973, Washington

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jsrogerslaw.com/james-s-rogers/

    Honors/Awards:

    • "Best Lawyers", Puget Sound Business Journal, 2009 and 2010
    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2003 – 2013.
    • Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Rated, 1979 - Present
    • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Washington State Trial Lawyers (now WSAJ), 1998
    • Outstanding Plaintiff’s Trial Lawyer of the Year, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, 2010
    • AVVO "10" Rating
    • "Top Lawyers", Seattle Magazine, 2003, 2005 and 2007 editions (Seattle Magazine has not published its "Top Lawyers" lists since 2007)
    • President's Award for his contribution to the civil justice system, WSTLA, 2002

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy.

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Past President, Western Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - 1992
    • Board of Directors, Attorney's Information Exchange Group (AIEG)
    • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
    • President, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 1991 - 1992
    • Member, Board of Governors, American Association for Justice, 1992 - 2000
    • Fellow, the international Society of Barristers.
    • Washington State Bar, 1973
    • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • President, American Board of Trial Advocates, Washington Chapter, 2007
    • Board of Directors, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2010 - Present

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Claims Involving Faulty or Defective Equipment - Is there a Companion Product Liability Claim?" Automobile Accident Litigation Deskbook, WSAJ
    • Co-Author, "Trying the Case" Handling Motor Vehicle Accident Cases, Callaghan Press
    • "Identifying the Automotive Product Liability Case within the Automobile Collision Case", 2010
    • Editor-in-Chief, Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit, 3rd Edition, AAJ Press
    • Co-Moderator, Anatomy of a Personal Injury Lawsuit: The Video Series
    • AAJ's Trial Magazine
    • WSTLA's Trial News
    • The Practical Litigator
    • National Trial Lawyer

    Educational Background:

    • University of Washington
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    Office Location for James S. Rogers

    1500 Fourth Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98101

    Phone: 206-621-8525

    Fax: 206-223-8224

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