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Kevin A. Rogers

Member

For over fifteen years with Wells Marble & Hurst, Kevin Rogers has advised and defended clients in a wide-range of matters, including property, life, health and disability matters, ERISA and employee benefits, banking and finance, and commercial disputes. Kevin also has extensive expertise in the enforcement of arbitration agreements in state and federal court. Kevin has an active business and commercial collection practice and has frequently represented creditors in obtaining and recovering judgments against debtors, as well as protecting creditors’ rights in bankruptcy court proceedings. He uses his broad range of litigation experience to provide advice to small companies on business practices, including the drafting and preparation of contracts designed to protect his clients’ interests and minimize the risk of future litigation.

Kevin is admitted to practice in Mississippi and Alabama state and federal courts. Kevin also has an active appellate practice and has prepared briefs in over fifteen different appellate proceedings in state and federal courts, including before the Mississippi Supreme Court and the Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals. He has also orally argued cases before the Fifth Circuit and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals.

Kevin enjoys speaking to business groups. He has lectured to groups regarding employee benefits and ERISA, as well as to commercial landlords and property managers during on landlord and tenant law issues. Kevin also was a co-author for the Fifth Circuit chapter of the ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits published by the ABA, 2016 Edition, and will be a co-author for the same section on the forthcoming 2017 Edition.

Kevin was born and raised in Meridian, Mississippi, and he earned a B.A. in English from Mississippi College, magna cum laude, and a J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law, magna cum laude. During law school, he was the Chief Executive Editor of the Mississippi College Law Review, which completed nearly two years of work during his final year of law school, and Kevin’s case note was selected for publication by the Editorial Board.

Areas of Practice
  • Bad Faith
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Commercial Collection
  • Corporate and Business Litigation
  • Creditors’ Rights
  • Life & Health
  • ERISA
Litigation Percentage
  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Mississippi, 2003
  • Alabama, 2010
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Mississippi, 2003
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Mississippi, 2003
  • U.S. District Court – Western District of Tennessee, 2007
  • U.S. District Court – Northern District of Alabama, 2010
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Alabama, 2010
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Alabama, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2008
Education
  • Mississippi College School of Law
    • Jackson, Mississippi, J.D.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Mississippi College Law Review, 2001-2003
  • Mississippi College
    • Clinton, Mississippi, B.A.
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: English
Honors and Awards
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star – 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Published Works
  • ERISA Survey of Federal Circuits -Co-author Fifth Circuit Section
    • 2016, 2018 – Published by the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (ABA TIPS)
  • “Meaningful Judicial Review”
    • 22 Miss. C. L. Rev. 2002, 22, 2002
Reported Cases
  • Tommy Brooks Oil Company v. Wilburn, 243 So.3d 166 (2018)
  • Hall v. Mutual of Omaha Ins. Co., 2018 WL 1440075 (N.D. Miss. Mar. 22, 2018)
  • Dodson v. Aetna Life Insurance Co., 2018 WL 1384109 (M.D. Ala. Mar. 19, 2018) and 2018 WL 1386867 (M.D. Ala. Mar. 1, 2018)
  • Minnesota Life Insurance Company v Financial Institution Consulting Corporation and Larry P. Chinn, 2017, 280 F. Supp. 3d 1057 (W.D. Tenn. 2017)
  • United States of America v. Dawn Properties, Inc. v. City of Ridgeland, Mississippi, 64 F. Supp. 3d 955 (S.D. Miss. 2014)
  • Jennifer Arnold v. Aetna Life Ins. Co., U.S. District Court (S.D. Miss- Western Division)
  • Hall v. NewMarket Corp. and Aetna Life Ins. Co. 2012 WL 956413 (S.D. Miss. Mar. 20, 2012)
  • Time Ins. Co. v. White, 803 F.Supp.2d 552 (S.D. Miss.2011)
  • Allen v. Regions Bank, 389 Fed. Appx. 441 (5th Cir.2010)
  • Allen v. Regions Bank, 756 F.Supp.2d 769 (S.D. Miss.2010)
  • Hall v. NewMarket Corp. and Aetna Life Ins. Co., 747 F.Supp.2d 711 (S.D. Miss.2010)
  • Sawyers v. Herrin-Gear Chevrolet Co., 26 So. 3d 1026 (Miss. 2010)
  • Mundi v. Union Sec. Life Ins. Co., 555 F.3d 1042 (9th Cir. 2009)
  • Williams v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., 243 F. App’x 795 (5th Cir. 2007)
  • Ashmore v. Ceridian Corp., 620 F. Supp. 2d 782 (N.D. Miss. 2009)
  • Hawkins v. Am. Sec. Ins. Co., 602 F. Supp. 2d 774 (S.D. Miss. 2009)
  • Drinkard v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., No. 2:08CV9-SA-SAA, 2009 WL 198470 (N.D. Miss.Jan. 26, 2009)
  • Time Ins. Co. v. White, No. 1:08cv16HSO-JMR, 2008 WL 5233381 (S.D. Miss.Dec. 10, 2008)
  • Time Ins. Co. v. White, No. 1:08cv16HSO-JMR, 2008 WL 5233384 (S.D. Miss.Dec. 10, 2008)
  • Time Ins. Co. v. White, No. 1:08cv16HSO-JMR, 2008 WL 5233386 (S.D. Miss.Dec. 10, 2008)
  • Marsh v. Wallace, No. 4:07CV60TSL-LRA, 2008 WL 4000809 (S.D. Miss.Aug. 22, 2008)
  • Hill v. John Alden Life Ins. Co., 556 F. Supp. 2d 571 (S.D.W. Va. 2008)
  • Chapman v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 520 F. Supp. 2d 844 (S.D. Miss. 2007)
  • Jones v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., No. 1:06CV129-D-B, 2007 WL 2782880 (N.D. Miss.Sept. 24, 2007)
  • Coleman v. Assurant, Inc., 508 F. Supp. 2d 862 (D. Nev. 2007)
  • Indian Gold, LLC v. Amstar Mortgage Corp., 504 F. Supp. 2d 147 (S.D. Miss. 2007)
  • Singley v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 497 F. Supp. 2d 807 (S.D. Miss. 2007)
  • Coleman v. Assurant, Inc., 463 F. Supp. 2d 1164 (D. Nev. 2006)
  • McBride v. CNA Ins. Co., 463 F. Supp. 2d 613 (S.D. Miss. 2006)
  • Dowdy v. Hartford Life & Accident Ins. Co., 458 F. Supp. 2d 289 (S.D. Miss. 2006)
  • Braddock v. Baker Hughes Inc. Long Term Disability Plan, 461 F. Supp. 2d 490 (S.D. Miss. 2006)
  • Heagy v. Hartford Life Ins. Co., No. 1:05CV112-DD, 2006 WL 1778921 (N.D. Miss.June 26, 2006)
  • Lewis v. CNA Group Life Assurance Co., 414 F. Supp. 2d 652 (S.D. Miss. 2006)
Associations and Memberships
  • American Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Jackson Young Lawyers Association
Seminars
  • Advanced Collection Law Seminar, 2012
  • Landlord Tenant Law Seminar, 2012
  • Eighth Annual Landlord Tenant Law Seminar, 2011
  • Commercial and Residential Landlord-Tenant Law Seminar, 2011
Birth Information
  • 1978, Meridian, Mississippi
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