David B. Rogers (1941- 2005)

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, today known as Rogers, Ehrhardt, Weber & Howard, L.L.C.

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