A Lifelong Journey Through Trial Law: 2023 Neumann Lecture by Attorney James S. Rogers

Sept. 25, 2023
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James "Jimmy" S. Rogers

Attorney James “Jimmy” S. Rogers (‘72) will deliver this year’s Peter Chase Neumann Lecture on Civil Justice at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law on Thursday, October 26.  

Rogers, who has practiced civil trial litigation for fifty years, specializes in serious injury and wrongful death litigation. In May 2023, he was presented with the Law College Association Award for his commitment to University of Arizona Law and outstanding achievements. 

His talk, “Passion and Justice: A Lifelong Journey Through Trial Law,” will discuss the evolution of civil trial litigation with a focus on plaintiff’s tort litigation and, based on his law practice, will allude to the Rule of Law and the importance of values and belief systems in the practice of law.  

When: Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023, 12-1:15 p.m.    

Where: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 164 Campus map: http://map.arizona.edu/   

Who may attend: The lecture is free and open to the public.   


About James “Jimmy” S. Rogers 

James S. Rogers is the principal lawyer in Seattle's Law Offices of James S. Rogers. His practice is limited to serious injury and wrongful death litigation, with an emphasis on product liability, automotive product liability, and significant tort litigation. 

Rogers is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Board of Directors; Trustee of the IATL Foundation), a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (President, 2007, Washington State Chapter, and former national board member). He is a member and past president of the Damage Attorneys Round Table (DART), an invitational honorary of Washington's premier plaintiffs trial lawyers. 

Rogers has served as president of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association (now WSAJ) and the Western Trial Lawyers Association. He was a nine-year member of the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now AAJ). Mr. Rogers is on the Board of Directors of the Attorneys’ Information Exchange Group, a national organization of plaintiffs attorneys handling automotive product liability and other litigation. He is on the Advisory Council of the Endowment for Equal Justice, which is the long­ term funding source for legal aid in Washington. 

Among his many awards, he was listed in Super Lawyers “Top 100” for Washington State for ten consecutive years, selected as Best Lawyers® 2015, 2018, and 2020 Seattle Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" and was selected as Best Lawyers® 2021 Seattle Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation "Lawyer of the Year". Rogers has been selected for inclusion in the 2003-2024 editions of, “The Best Lawyers in America” (Product Liability and Personal Injury).  

The Law Offices of James S. Rogers have been selected from 2014-2023 by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers as a Tier 1 law firm for Seattle's Best Law Firms in Plaintiffs Product Liability and Personal Injury Litigation. 

About the Peter Chase Neumann Lecture  

The Peter Chase Neumann Lecture on Civil Justice is part of University of Arizona Law's Civil Justice Initiative, which seeks to elevate the American civil justice system and train the next generation of great trial lawyers.  

The lecture series began in 2013, with past speakers including Patrick J. McGroder, Richard Fried and Randi McGinn. University of Arizona Law alumnus Peter Chase Neumann (’64) endowed the lecture in 2016.