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. His practice includes general complex commercial litigation and:

  • Diocesan counseling and representation
  • Mass tort resolution
  • Commercial real estate and construction defect litigation
  • Banking 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

Charlie has more than 35 years of experience litigating and trying cases involving a wide variety of claims and issues. He has successfully represented religious organizations with regard to mass tort resolution and reorganization. Charlie has also represented developers and architects with regard to construction and development disputes, banks and lending institutions and businesses in contractual, statutory and common law disputes. As part of his environmental practice, Charlie has successfully defended clients against mass tort claims  and disputes arising from environmental contamination. 

Honors & Awards

  • 2018 Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Named one of "America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators" and "National Top One Percent"
  • 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