Gary C. Rogers

Gary C. Rogers

Shareholder / Lansing


  • Wayne State University Law School (J.D., 1978)
  • Michigan State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1975)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • All state courts in Michigan
  • Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Court

Gary C. Rogers is recognized as one of the top civil defense attorneys in the area of automobile related cases. As a former assistant prosecutor in Detroit, Gary gained valuable trial experience which has transferred into a successful career as a civil defense attorney. He has defended hundreds of matters in his career, many of which have involved major injuries or death. 

As a partner in the personal injury litigation department at Fraser Trebilcock, Gary is routinely in the epicenter for the media regarding personal injury matters and provides insight for various publications and presentations. He has co-written Michigan No-Fault Law-The Insurers' Perspective, a handbook for handling claims under Michigan's No-Fault Automobile legislation. He is a member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel and serves as a court appointed case evaluator (defense) in three counties in Michigan.

Gary is listed as a top Michigan attorney by Super Lawyers Magazine and is AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell. When Gary is out of the office, you can catch him enjoying outdoor sports. He also serves as President of the Vomberg Trumley Foundation which has provided hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships to college students with financial need.

Other Professional Experience

  • Trial Attorney, Wayne County Prosecutor's Office (1978-1981)
  • Attorney, Michigan Commission on the Courts (1978)
Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Negligence Section
    • Real Property Section
  • Ingham County Bar Association
    • Bankruptcy Section
    • Real Estate Practice Section
  • Federal Bar Association, Western Michigan Chapter
    • Bankruptcy Section
  • Michigan Defense Trial Counsel
  • Court Appointed Case Evaluator for Ingham, Clinton and Jackson counties.
  • Vice President, Vomberg Foundation Scholarship
  • Youth Baseball and Basketball Coach, Mason, MI
  • Fishing/Outdoor sports
  • Member, St. James Church of Mason, MI
  • Board Member, Mason Optimists Club
  • Youth Baseball Umpire
  • Former fast pitch softball pitcher
Honors & Distinctions
  • AV© peer review rating ("highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards") by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named "2013 Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in area of Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law.
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Lansing for Bankruptcy Law and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law and Insurance Litigation 2021; first listed in 2011
  • Named 'Michigan Super Lawyer' for Litigation by the publishers of Law & Politics Magazine (2014-2020)
  • Selected as a '2021 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial and Creditor's Rights/Commercial Collections Law; first named in 2014
  • Listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys
  • Listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Creditors Rights Attorneys
  • Recognized as a Top-Rated Lawyer on; 2018 and 2019
  • Named Top Lawyer by American Registry's Corporate Counsel® (2011)
  • Court Appointed Case Evaluator for Ingham, Clinton and Jackson counties
  • Court Appointed Member of Case Evaluator Selection Committee - Ingham County
Publications & Presentations
  • Co-Author, "Preventing Securities Law Violators From Discharging Their Debts In Bankruptcy" (August, 2011)
  • Co-Author, "Creditors Rights in Bankruptcy" Seminar (October, 2009)
  • Co-Author, "Foreclosure And Repossession In Michigan" (June, 2002)
  • Co-author, "No-Fault Insurance: The Insurer's Perspective" (1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994)
  • Author, "Owner Vehicle Exclusion: The Powers Case," Michigan Defense Trial Lawyers Newsletter (March, 1987)
Testimonials & Client Matters

“What a relief!!! Thank you so much! You and your staff have been incredible to work with!” - Client

"Let me give a most heart-felt thank you for all your hard work and diligence. I doubt we could have been treated any better or more fairly. I believe we were victims of an insurance scam, one that failed. BUT if it were not for attorneys Gary Rogers, Ryan Kauffman, and Emily Vanderlaan... It’s only because you folks stuck with it and stuck by us that we were successful. There is a time to standup for what’s right and you all certainly did that." - Client, Insurance Industry

"Thank you for your email letting my father and I know that this process is over. I am so relieved and appreciative of all the hard work you put into this case. Again, thank you so much for being easy to work with and personable! You made this process much easier for my family and I to get through." - Client, Insurance Industry 

"Gary, thank you so much for the hard work and all of your team's hard work. You did an outstanding job and I cannot thank you enough. Your true professionalism as an Attorney really showed through. I am glad we can put this to rest. Again, I appreciate the hard work through this entire process with you and your staff." - Client, Insurance Industry

"Thank you so much Gary to you and your team for all your hard work!" – Client, Insurance Industry

"What a relief. Fingers crossed this issue never comes up again. We appreciate all of your hard work on this case. You and Julie have both been absolutely fantastic to work with. Thank you SO much!!!" – Client, Insurance Industry

"Awesome News! I would also like to THANK YOU! You did a great job attacking this lawsuit. I'm in business and see insurance companies and attorney[s] settle cases out of court almost all the time. It was refreshing to see you stand up to something that was obviously wrong and win." – Client, Insurance Industry

"We greatly appreciate the time, advice, and support you have provided during this difficult period. The information provided is extremely helpful. [We] are deeply impressed with your knowledge and responsiveness." – Client, Insurance Industry 

"Thank you so much Gary for all your hard work and protection over me. I truly appreciate it." – Lori S.

"I am without words adequate enough to thank you.... I am so impressed with the care, logic and skill that you have demonstrated to have this case dismissed so quickly and efficiently." – Client, Insurance Industry

"Gary Rogers and his staff were responsive and attentive with all of my questions. His experience proved worthwhile in the result of my case." – Lori F.

"While I remain certain that I did everything correctly the day of the accident, I understand that this could have ended much worse. Gary Rogers and his team did a great job and kept us informed along the way. It was much appreciated!" – Mike S.

"I have always enjoyed working with you [Gary Rogers] as you are very thorough and professional, but most of all, I really appreciated your sincerity and genuineness. Coming from a small farming community, I put more value in care versus obligation." - Client, Insurance Industry"

"Thank you so much! You were awesome to work with! Your straight and honest approach was the best!" - Client, Personal Injury Law

"We are extremely satisfied with the care and professionalism you demonstrated in resolving this case. Many, many thanks!" – Client, Personal Injury Law

"Gary, thanks for your assistance in bringing this interesting case to a conclusion. Certainly couldn't have done it without your expertise." – Client, Insurance Industry