David B. Rogers – Founder (1941-2005)

David Rogers 1 (1)Born in 1941, David B. Rogers practiced law in Columbia, Missouri for over 35 years.    In 1984 Mr. Rogers left the firm of Smith, Lewis, Rogers & Beckett and founded The Law Offices of David B. Rogers.  The firm’s new name of “Rogers Ehrhardt” honors our founder and his roles within the firm, the legal community, and Mid-Missouri.

Mr. Rogers married Genie Banks Rogers on June 12, 1965.  Shortly before his death in 2005, the couple celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary.

Education

Phillips Academy – Andover, Massachusetts, 1959

University of Missouri-Columbia

  • B.S. in Education – 1963

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law

  • Juris Doctorate – 1968
  • Cum Laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Missouri Law Review – Managing Editor

Legal Career

  • Rogers, Ehrhardt & McGuire, L.L.C., 2003-2005
  • Rogers & Ehrhardt, L.L.C., 2000 – 2003
  • Rogers Law Firm, 1995-2000
  • The Law Offices of David B. Rogers, 1984 – 1995
  • Smith, Lewis, Rogers & Beckett, 1980 – 1984
  • Smith, Lewis & Rogers, 1970 – 1980
  • Smith & Lewis, 1968 – 1970

University of Missouri – Service

Jefferson Club, 1980 – 2005 – Very Distinguished Fellow

Alumni-Faculty Awards Committee, 1982 – 1988 – Member

University Development Foundation, 1972-2005 – Officer and Director

University Sesquicentennial Steering Committee, 1987 – 1989 -Chairman of Alumni and Columbia Subcommitees

Professional Affiliations/Community Activities

Columbia Chamber of Commerce

  • Founder of Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors, 1976 – 2005
  • Awarded Junior Chamber of Commerce’s “Outstanding Young Man of the Year” in 1974

Columbia Downtown Rotary Club

  • President, 1979 – 1980
  • Member, 1970 – 2005

City of Columbia  – Railroad Advisory Board

  • Chairman, 1986 – 1990
  • Member, 1986-1990

United Way of Columbia

  • General Campaign Manager, 1975

Columbia College Board of Trustees

  • Chairman, 1980 – 1982
  • Member, 1972 – 1982

Boone County Group Homes

  • Board Member, 1996-1997

First Christian Church

  • Deacon, 1976-2000
  • Administrative Board Member, 1976-1978
  • Member, 1966 – 2005

City of Columbia – Personnel Advisory Board

  • Member, 1975 – 1979
  • President, 1977 – 1979

Columbia Cemetery Association

  • Board of Directors, 1972 – 2005
  • President

Licenses

  • All Missouri Trial and Appellate Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • United States Court of Appeals – 8th Circuit

Miscellaneous

  • Wrote a weekly column, “This week in Local History” for the Columbia Daily Tribune
  • Weekly participant in “Sunday Morning Roundtable”, a two hour radio program primarily on local issues on station KFRU