July 8, 2016
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Amelia Island, Fla. – Brian D. "Buck" Rogers of Covington, a partner with Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC in Atlanta, was installed as president-elect of the 48,000-member State Bar of Georgia on June 18 during the organization's Annual Meeting.
Rogers is also a member of the State Bar's Executive Committee and has served on its Board of Governors since 2008. 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 previously served 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 will be sworn in as the 55th president of the State Bar in June 2017.
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 48,000 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.