David M. Rogers

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EDUCATION

1980, B.A., magna cum laude, Boston College
1983, J.D., National Law Center, The George Washington University

BAR ADMISSIONS

Massachusetts

COURT ADMISSIONS

U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut

INDUSTRIES

Automotive

Construction Industry Litigation

Heavy Equipment

Insurance Defense

Transportation / Trucking

PRACTICE AREAS

Insurance Defense

Personal Injury / Negligence

Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices

Premises Liability

Products Liability Defense

Professional Liability

MEMBERSHIPS & AWARDS

Dave Rogers has spent thirty years preparing and trying serious personal injury and product liability cases in courts throughout New England and the Eastern United States. Dave represents clients in the automotive, trucking, construction equipment, material handling, utility, consumer products, medical devices, construction and insurance industries. His expertise includes evaluating complicated fact patterns and evidence in the areas of automotive and mechanical engineering, accident reconstruction, vehicle dynamics, safety regulations and standards, biomechanics, occupant kinematics, medicine and injury causation. He has acquired knowledge of the substantive, procedural and evidentiary rules and laws of multiple states through his regional litigation and trial practice.

A major portion of Dave’s practice involves preparing corporate witnesses for depositions and trial testimony. He has worked with dozens of in-house corporate engineers and scientists to prepare them on the substantive and technical information about which they will testify as well as the challenges presented by the deposition and trial process itself so as to allow them to feel at ease and comfortable while undergoing direct and cross-examination. The end result has been witnesses who are fully prepared and knowledgeable about the technical issues of the case and who are also capable of presenting persuasive and powerful testimony at trial. In addition, Dave regularly deposes scientists, engineers, physicians and experts in multiple areas of expertise around the country in the defense of his clients’ cases.

Dave developed and implemented his law firm’s audio-visual conferencing system and the custom designed conference room in which it is located. He uses it regularly to convene legal engineering conferences with clients and experts from around the United States, Europe and Japan. The audio-visual conferencing center has proven to be a valuable and cost-efficient means of communicating with clients and experts to evaluate information and to formulate strategic action plans for cases. Dave has also taken the depositions of dozens of expert witnesses around the United States via this technology which has resulted substantial savings for his clients in legal fees and travel expenses.

Representative Experience:
Zeolla v. Ford Motor Company
Featured Case: First Electronic Stability System Suit Results in Win for Defense
Rediker v. Toyota
Fernandez v. Hino Trucks
Alvarez v. Ford
Sullivan v. Genie Industries
Dangutis v. ThyssenKrupp
Kendrick v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Garcia v. Ford Motor Company
Mayor v. Land Rover North America, Inc.
Brown v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Kramer, Adm. v. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.
Sarkees v. Marriott
Checker Taxi v. GM
O’Leary v. Genie
Erhart v. Anheuser Busch
Moreau v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Wise v. Doyle
Officer v. Tucker Heavy Equipment
Gagnon v. Crown Equipment Corporation
Moore v. Genie
Whitehead v. Anchor
Tansey v. Paragon Corp.
Riley v. Lindow
Stearns v. Town of Holbrook
English v. Rexworks
Melanson v. Kjellberg
Murphy v. Twitchell
Leonard v. Massport
Skelly v. Trackside Tavern
Knowlton v. Deseret Medical
Dusevitch v. Cumberland Farms
Nagy v. U.S./AUSA

  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Bar Association
    • Member, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • National Board Representative 2015 –
    • President, Massachusetts Chapter, 2014
    • Vice President, Massachusetts Chapter, 2013
    • Secretary, Massachusetts Chapter, 2012
    • Treasurer, Massachusetts Chapter, 2011
    • Member, 2009 –

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated
  • Named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018