Larry R. Rogers Jr.

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Larry R. Rogers, Jr. is a trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience advocating for victims and helping people. As an equity partner at Power Rogers, L.L.P., Mr. Rogers, has successfully obtained numerous multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts in a variety of serious personal injury and wrongful death matters. Mr. Rogers has pursued cases against municipalities, healthcare providers, and corporate defendants whose wrongful conduct in aviation, medical treatment, transportation and trucking matters, as well as product liability and civil rights matters, has caused catastrophic injuries or even death.

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Biography

Larry R. Rogers, Jr. is a trial lawyer with over 25 years of experience advocating for victims and helping people. As an equity partner at Power Rogers, L.L.P., Mr. Rogers, has successfully obtained numerous multimillion dollar settlements and verdicts in a variety of serious personal injury and wrongful death matters. Mr. Rogers has pursued cases against municipalities, healthcare providers, and corporate defendants whose wrongful conduct in aviation, medical treatment, transportation and trucking matters, as well as product liability and civil rights matters, has caused catastrophic injuries or even death.

Larry Rogers Jr. was on the team of attorneys representing the plaintiffs in the investigation and pursuit of those responsible for the death of Sandra Bland.

High Profile Cases

He has been involved in numerous high-profile matters resulting from police brutality and civil rights violations in cities around the country, including St. Paul/Minneapolis, Chicago, and Cedar Rapids, to name a few. He was on the team of attorneys representing the plaintiffs in the investigation and pursuit of those responsible for the death of Sandra Bland, a Chicagoland resident who was found dead in a Texas jail cell after an unlawful traffic stop.

Larry Rogers Jr. represented Diamond Reynolds and her young daughter who live-streamed the police-involved shooting death of Philando Castile on Facebook following a traffic stop just outside St. Paul, Minnesota.

He represented the family of Bettie Jones who died December 26, 2015, the day after Christmas, when she and her neighbor, Quintonio LeGrier, were shot and killed on the west side of Chicago by a Chicago Police officer. He represented Diamond Reynolds and her young daughter who live-streamed the police-involved shooting death of Philando Castile on Facebook following a traffic stop just outside St. Paul, Minnesota.

Recognized for Impressive Case Results

Since 2018 alone, he has served as lead trial counsel in medical negligence, trucking, and excessive force cases which resulted in awards of over $100 Million, including $38.25 Million, $16 Million, $13.5 Million, $10 Million $6.0 Million, $5.5 Million, $5 Million, $4.6 Million, $4 Million, and $1.2 Million for injured parties and/or their families.

Mr. Rogers and the attorneys at Power Rogers have represented victims against some of the most powerful interests in the country and have been ranked at the top of their field, with 10 consecutive 1st place rankings from 2010 to 2020 in the Chicago Lawyer Annual Settlement Survey which ranks firms based on the results secured for their clients.

Associations & Community Involvement

In addition to his successful litigation experience, Mr. Rogers gives back as an active member of his profession and community. He has served as President of the Cook County Bar Association, the oldest association of African American attorneys in the country, and he remains active, as a regular sponsor of their monthly association meetings and events.

In June, 2020, he was installed as President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, an association of attorneys dedicated to representing injured parties and their families. He is only the second African American to hold that office.

He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates an invitation-only group of 100 trial lawyers from across the country admitted based upon their track record of securing multi-million dollar verdicts for their clients and their commitment to representing victims and fighting for victims’ rights.

Mr. Rogers has been featured in a number of media forums including Good Morning America, NBC Chicago, the Chicago SunTimes and Tribune, and Crain’s Chicago Business where he was recognized as one of the top trial lawyers of his generation.

Results

$2.5 Million Recovery – Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

– Larry R. Rogers Jr.

D. v. University of Chicago Hospitals



(2016) Medical malpractice/wrongful death: In June of 2014, Decedent was treated at the University of Chicago Medical Center’s emergency room and was discharged without being informed that she had a mass in her right lung. 9 months later, in March of 2015, Decedent was diagnosed with a large right lung mass and ultimately died on July 28, 2015 at the age of 80. Decedent is survived by her husband and three adult children.

$2.5 Million Recovery – Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

– Larry R. Rogers Jr.,Kathryn L. Conway



Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice: In June 2014, Decedent was treated in the University of Chicago Hospital’s emergency room, but was discharged without being told that she had a mass in her right lung. In March 2015, Decedent was diagnosed with cancer in her right lung. She succumbed to the disease on July 28, 2015 at age 80 (survived by her husband and three adult children). Lawsuit alleged delay in diagnosis/treatment of her lung cancer.

$3 Million Recovery – Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death

– Larry R. Rogers Jr.,Kathryn L. Conway



Wrongful Death/Medical Malpractice: The minor Decedent was born with a congenital heart defect. Plaintiffs allege that the Defendant did not obtain their consent before converting a diagnostic procedure to an interventional procedure and negligently elected to place a plug in an attempt to occlude the minor’s collateral vessel. After failing to obtain total occlusion, the Defendant placed a second, larger Plug and caused perforation of the vessel and for the minor Decedent to exsanguinate and die.

$4.6 Million Verdict – Medical Malpractice

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– Larry R. Rogers Jr.,Kathryn L. Conway



A 70-year old female went into Advocate Illinois Masonic for a planned thyroidectomy due to the development of a massive goiter. During surgery, she suffered a stroke. Plaintiff alleged that the stroke was caused by deep anesthesia and resultant hypoperfusion to her brain. Defendants maintained that the stroke was embolic and caused by dislodged plaque due to manipulation of the right carotid artery in order to remove the massive tumor. The Plaintiff suffered weakness on her left side as a result of the stroke and required the use of a cane and/or walker to get around. She was already retired at the time of the stroke. There was a $100,000 offer prior to trial. The $4.6 Million verdict, included an award of $2 Million for emotional distress.

 

$7 Million Verdict – Medical Malpractice

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– Larry R. Rogers Jr.



Verdict as lead trial counsel on behalf of the wife and children of a 49-year-old man who died as a result of the negligent failure to review his known and documented medical history of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. That negligence resulted in the patient not receiving life-saving anti-coagulants resulting in the gentleman developing a new onset of deep vein thrombosis, experiencing a pulmonary embolism and dying two days later. (2007)

Defense: Denied that standard of care required anticoagulants, denied that patient was at risk of suffering a pulmonary embolism, denied that prescribing anti-coagulants would have made a difference and, and denied degree of loss to family.

VERDICT: $7 Million

Settlement Demand: $3 Million

Settlement Offer: $1.2 Million

Education

  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1994

Professional Associations

  • Inner Circle of Advocates
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, President, 2020
  • Cook County Bar Association, Past President
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