State Bar of Georgia President
Brian D. "Buck" Rogers
Buck is a partner at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC. He is a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certified Guest Lecturer, Commercial Motor Vehicle Collisions and Law, and holds a Class "A" Commercial Driver's license. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia in 1990 and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1994.
He is a graduate of the National College of Advocacy, the Ultimate Trial College in Washington, D.C., and the Trial Lawyers College. He is a Master in the Lamar Inn of Court.
Buck is the 55th president of the State Bar of Georgia and was president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association for 2013-14 and served on the Atlanta Bar Association's Continuing Education Committee.
He is primarily a civil attorney representing victims of catastrophic claims. In 2006, Buck was selected as one of the "14 Under 40" by the Fulton County Daily Report. Since 2008, he has been named by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine as a Georgia Super Lawyer and was included in the list of Top 100 Georgia Super Lawyers from 2011 to 2016. Buck was also recently named to the list of Best Lawyers in Georgia for 2015, 16.
He has devoted himself to community service, including serving on the Board of Directors for Road Safe America (trucking safety advocacy group), chair of the Board of Directors of the Civil Justice PAC, Inc., State Council of Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD), for which he is the Chair of Leadership, and the Shepherd Spinal and Brain Injury Center, where he is a Trustee and serves on both the Auxiliary and Advisory Boards.
Buck is also on the faculty of the Trial Skills Clinic at the University of Georgia. In addition, Buck worked on the Georgia Fire Fighter Task Force as well as the Georgia Department of Transportation's "Secondary Collision Avoidance" initiative. He trains Georgia State Patrol Trooper cadets regarding cross-examination at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.
Buck is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He is a sustaining member of the Interstate Trucking Litigation Group, and an associate member of the National Association of Professional Accident Reconstruction Specialists, Inc.