Commissioner Rogers was first elected in 2004 in his first run for public office, by citizens from the south and west sides of Cook County who were tired of “politics as usual” and wanted a Commissioner who would provide them honest, ethical and transparent government. Since his election, Commissioner Rogers has infused new and fresh ideas into the Board of Review’s appeals process. As Board of Review Commissioner, Mr. Rogers has taken County government to the community, where it belongs: in the communities it is meant to serve. Citizens appealing their property taxes before the Cook County Board of Review can trust that their claims will be reviewed in a fair, unbiased and just fashion; that they will have the opportunity to make their case for the reductions that they are entitled to receive. Some of his accomplishments while in office include:
– implementing a “Digital Appeals Processing System” or “DAPS” system which provides for the on-line filing and processing of appeals, ridding the office of the archaic and inefficient paper-intensive system process used for decades;
– processing record numbers of appeals in less time and with less staff than previous administrations; and
– heard more appeals and certified decisions more efficiently than ever before despite record filings since being elected in 2004 ensuring timely tax bills
He is also a trial attorney and partner at Power Rogers, LLP, Mr. Rogers, Jr. where he has successfully obtained multi-million dollar results for his clients in medical negligence, trucking, product liability and civil rights litigation. He is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates an invitation-only group of trial lawyers from across the country invited and admitted based upon their results and commitment to representing victims and was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the top personal injury lawyers of a new generation of trial attorneys.
Mr. Rogers, Jr. has been involved in a number of significant high-profile matters, including the investigation of what happened to Sandra Bland a Chicagoland resident who was found dead in a Texas jail cell after an unlawful traffic stop. He represented the family of an innocent woman who was shot on the west side of Chicago which resolved for a record 16 million dollars. He has been a frequent guest on local and national radio and television shows.
Mr. Rogers, Jr. and the attorneys at Power Rogers have represented victims against some of the most powerful interests in the country and have been ranked at the top of their field, with 13 out of the last 14 years receiving 1st place rankings from 2010 to 2023 in the Chicago Lawyer Annual Settlement Survey which ranks firms based on their results.