“I am proud to serve this growing and diverse group of lawyers who excel in the practice of construction law,” Mr. Rogers said. “In 43 years of practice, I have watched construction law move from a ‘niche’ practice to become a mainstay of the Bar at large. I hope to follow Barbara Werther, the CLSA’s 2018 leader, in continuing her emphasis on diversity in the CLSA membership and, perhaps as important, in our chosen industry.”
Recognized by Chambers USA and The Best Lawyers in America as a leading construction lawyer, Mr. Rogers earned his reputation by attaining successful outcomes in construction litigation and procurement matters, simple and complex alike, across the United States and internationally. He is involved in negotiations of large construction projects, representing owners, lenders, designers, and contractors. Mr. Rogers has tried jury cases to a result in eight different states. He is an experienced arbitration attorney based upon thousands of arbitration demands and having tried scores of arbitrations to a result, in virtually every one of the contiguous states. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator as well, assisting in the resolution of construction disputes. Among his current, long-term clients are some of the country’s largest general contractors and one of the largest international power developers.
“We are delighted that someone of Mabry Rogers’ professional stature will be president of the Construction Lawyers Society of America for 2019. His achievements in the practice and specialty of construction law are renowned and his reputation and profile are truly international. He has been a pillar of Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings LLP’s construction practice group for decades, helping make the firm one of the world’s top construction law practices and bringing notoriety to it in that regard,” said Timothy M. Fulmer, CLSA Executive Director and General Counsel.
Mr. Rogers is a founding member of the firm’s construction practice. Established in the 1970s with two lawyers, the group is now over 55 lawyers strong and spread across all Bradley offices from D.C. to Houston to Tampa. Mr. Rogers delights in mentoring the group’s less experienced lawyers and gives particular emphasis to learning the value of exceeding clients’ expectations on service.
Mr. Rogers received his bachelor’s degree from Yale University and his J.D. from Harvard University.