Richard Rogers, BA(Hons.)'84
I was born in Toronto on October 3, 1962. My father was born and raised in St. John's and my mother from Port Saunders on the Northern Peninsula. I have two sisters, Gerry Rogers who is involved with Newfoundland provincial politics and another sister residing in Winnipeg, a retired administrator. My wife of 29 years is Dr. Sheilagh McGrath (BSc '83 MD '87 Memorial ) family physician in Mt. Pearl. I have one son, Ben Rogers who is graduating from St. Bonaventures this year. I obtained a BA(Hons) at MUN in 1984 and a LLB in 1988 from UNB. I have practiced in private law since my graduation. My areas of concentration have been numerous including criminal, family, administrative, real estate and personal injury. For many years I have worked with and represented First Nations people in British Columbia. I articled with the Department of Justice criminal and civil divisions and began my career with Williams, Harris. I became a partner with that firm and remained with them for 15 years. I then formed the firm in which I am now senior partner, Rogers, Rogers and Moyse. I have been practicing for close to 30 years. I have a very successful firm with a solid connection to the people in this Province. I have sat on many boards including the Brain Injury Association, LSPU Hall, Lakecrest Independent School, NL Bar committees and Wonder Bolt Circus. I have guest lectured at MUN schools of Business, Medicine, Education, Psychology and Sociology. I am also involved in the Arts community in various capacities as a lawyer providing pro bono work and financial support. I am a proud supporter of MUN and would appreciate the opportunity to provide my experience and abilities in working with like minded alumni in promoting and guiding this fantastic university.