University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 1981, Cum Laude

Concordia College, B.S., 1978, Magna Cum Laude 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit  
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Charlie Rogers is a former chair of the firm's Litigation department, a former member of the board of directors and formerly served as the firm's Loss Prevention Partner. Charlie is a member of the Business Litigation section and a qualified neutral under Minnesota Practice Rule 114. His trial practice includes:

  • Commercial real estate and construction defect litigation
  • Banking litigation
  • Real estate foreclosure litigation
  • Unfair competition and antitrust litigation
  • Shareholder, partnership and closely-held business litigation
  • Environmental litigation
  • Professional liability litigation
  • Trademark and copyright infringement litigation
  • Energy industry litigation
  • Class action litigation
  • Fiduciary and fidelity bond litigation
  • General complex commercial litigation

Charlie has more than 30 years of experience litigating and trying cases involving a wide variety of claims and issues. He has successfully represented numerous developers and architects with regard to construction and development disputes. Charlie has also represented banks and lending institutions in pursuing both monetary and foreclosure remedies. Additionally, he has represented various religious organizations and businesses in contractual statutory and common law disputes. As part of his environmental practice, Charlie has successfully defended clients against claims of liability and responsibility for environmental contamination, and has also successfully pursued affirmative environmental claims against potentially responsible parties. 

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
  • The Wall Street Journal Award
  • Life Member, National Registry of Who's Who
  • Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Lawyer for Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources Law
  • Top Rated Lawyer for Labor & Employment


Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Member

Minnesota State Bar, Member