Buck Rogers is new GTLA president
5:22 pm, May 21st, 2013
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association has a new president—a partner at Fried Rogers Goldberg who specializes in trucking cases.
Following a vote last Friday during GTLA’s Annual Gala, Brian “Buck” Rogers took up the gavel to become the organizations 58th president. He succeeds Jay Sadd, a personal injury lawyer at Slappey & Sadd.
“It is a true honor to be elected by my peers to serve as the next president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association,” Rogers said in a written statement. “The focus of my practice has been dedicated to protecting and securing justice for all Georgians, and no organization stands stronger for this inalienable right than GTLA.”
Rogers earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1994 and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia the same year. He serves on the boards of directors for Roadsafe America and Mothers Against Drunk Driving, lectures on commercial motor vehicle collisions and holds a Class A commercial driver’s license.
In February, Rogers and Simon Law Firm partner H. Michael Ruppersburg secured a $1 million pre-suit settlement with insurer AutoOwners on behalf of the family of a woman killed in a car wreck in June 2012 on Old Alpharetta Road in Forsyth County.
Rogers participated in a panel discussion on tort reform hosted by the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association last November in which he stood up for GTLA, saying that the organization does not support the abuse of Holt demands in bad faith claims. He also sits on the bar’s committee on third-party litigation lending, though the committee has not been active.