An associate of the firm, Betty Ann Rogers focuses her practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and civil litigation. She brings to her clients and the firm over 20 years of experience and a myriad of professional accomplishments. Prior to practicing law, Ms. Rogers was a well-known broadcast journalist at WICC in Bridgeport and Cablevision News 12.
Ms. Rogers has a successful track record both in the courtroom and settling cases prior to trial through mediation and binding arbitration. She has obtained compensation for clients who are no longer able to work, for clients who will need medical care for the rest of their lives, and for pain and suffering for clients whose lives have been permanently altered as the result of the negligence of others. As a litigator, Ms. Rogers has represented plaintiffs with serious injuries and permanent disabilities, including traumatic brain injuries, Erb’s Palsy, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She also handled numerous wrongful death claims resulting from medical malpractice, vehicular collisions, and other forms of negligence. Ms. Rogers was also a major player, along with Fred Ury, in obtaining a large jury verdict against Allstate Insurance Company for bad faith insurance practices. Ms. Rogers has a fervent belief in our civil justice system, and she has earned a reputation as a zealous advocate for her clients, both in and out of the courtroom.
A 1990 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Bridgeport School of Law and 1976 graduate of Fairfield University, Ms. Rogers was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1991.
Ms. Rogers serves on the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. She is active in the Women's Caucus of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, the Litigation Section of Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, and the Continuing Legal Education committee of the Connecticut Bar Association. Since 2011, Attorney Rogers has been a member of the James W. Cooper Fellows of the Connecticut Bar Foundation. She is also a member of the American Association of Justice and has participated in the AAJ's Women Trial Lawyers Caucus Lobby Days--lobbying members of Connecticut's congressional delegation in Washington, DC on issues important to civil justice and to personal injury victims.
She has presented the seminar, “The Art and Science of Bringing and Defending a Personal Injury Claim” before the Connecticut Bar Association in 2002, 2003, and 2005 and "The Legal Consequences of Risky Behavior in Teenagers" at area high schools. In 2013, she participated in a trial skills seminar for the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, presenting a program on the Rules and Statutes Governing Depositions. Since 2000, she has also acted as a court-appointed fact finder/arbitrator for the Connecticut Superior Court. Ms. Rogers distinguished herself at the University of Bridgeport School of Law as an outstanding scholar, garnering several awards for academic achievement and serving as Research Editor of the school's Law Review journal. She is the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Practice, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Family Law, and Trusts & Estates and also of the Kristin Ann Carveth Memorial Book Award in Family Law.
In addition to her devotion and compassion for her clients and their families, Ms. Rogers is a member of the Bridgeport School Volunteer Association acting as a classroom reader at Blackham School since 2010.
Areas of Practice
- Civil Litigation
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Connecticut, 1991
- University of Bridgeport School of Law, Bridgeport, Connecticut
- J.D. - 1990
- Honors: magna cum laude
- Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
- B.A. - 1976
Honors and Awards
- Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award in: Trial Practice, Evidence, Civil Procedure, Family Law, Trusts and Estates
- Recipient: Kristin Ann Carveth Memorial Book Award in Family Law
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Connecticut Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Member
- Connecticut Superior Court, Court Appointed Fact Finder/Arbitrator, 2000 to 2000
- Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, Present
- Greater Bridgeport Bar Association, Litigation Section, Member
- Women's Caucus of Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association, Member
- Phi Delta Phi