June 8, 2018
Contact: Sarah I. Coole or firstname.lastname@example.org
Amelia Island, Fla. – Brian D. “Buck” Rogers of Covington, a partner with Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta, has finished his term as the 55th president of the 50,000-member State Bar of Georgia. He turned over the gavel to incoming President Kenneth B. Hodges III on June 9 during the organization’s Annual Meeting.
Under Rogers’ leadership during the past year, the State Bar updated its rules and procedures for attorney discipline, produced and broadcast a new series of public service announcements aimed at increasing awareness of the legal profession’s role in society, launched a new website and enhanced online member directory, completed the Bar’s assumption of administrative duties for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, established a succession planning initiative for senior lawyers and added a new cyber security insurance benefit for lawyers and law firms.
Before taking office as president, Rogers previously served as secretary of the State Bar, as a member of its Executive Committee and Board of Governors and, for the past year, as president-elect. A civil attorney representing victims in catastrophic claims, he is a past president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. He is a graduate of the National College of Advocacy, the Ultimate Trial College in Washington, D.C., and the Trial Lawyers College.
Additionally, Rogers has prior experience as a Magistrate Court judge in Fulton County. He is a faculty member of the Trial Skills Clinic at the University of Georgia and is a Master in the Lamar Inn of Court.
Rogers is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He is a P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Certified Guest Lecturer on Commercial Motor Vehicle Collisions and Law, and holds a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s license and has his own trucking company, Buck Rogers Trucking. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Directors for Road Safe America (trucking safety advocacy group), 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.
Rogers, his wife Mandy and daughters Makenzie and Peyton reside in Covington and attend Buckhead Church. He also has three sons: Max, Alex and Noah.
The State Bar of Georgia, with offices in Atlanta, Savannah and Tifton, was established in 1964 by Georgia’s Supreme Court as the successor to the voluntary Georgia Bar Association, founded in 1884. All lawyers licensed to practice in Georgia belong to the State Bar. Its more than 50,000 members work together to strengthen the constitutional promise of justice for all, promote principles of duty and public service among Georgia’s lawyers, and administer a strict code of legal ethics.