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Eugene F. Rogers

Eugene F. Rogers
Eugene F. Rogers is one of the founders of Rogers Townsend & Thomas law firm located in Columbia, South Carolina.  Rogers Townsend & Thomas is the fifth largest law firm in Columbia with 38 attorneys and 190 total employees.  Mr. Rogers concentrates his practice in family law, civil litigation and aeronautics law.  He is active in professional, civic and miltary organizations.

Personal Information

Mr. Rogers was born in Loris, South Carolina on August 7, 1929. After service in the United States Marine Corps during World War II, he was educated at the University of South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1952. He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1952 at age 22. He was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1956 and to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1962.

Mr. Rogers served as an adjunct Professor at the University of South Carolina Law School from 1957 to 1959 and has been published in the South Carolina Law Quarterly. He is a frequent lecturer in Continuing Legal Education seminars sponsored by the South Carolina Bar. He now serves as a Colonel with the South Carolina Military Department.

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    • First at-large member from South Carolina
    • Charter member of South Carolina Chapter
  • American Bar Association
    • Current roles:
      • Board Member, Senior Lawyer Division
    • Former role highlights:
      • Chairman, Mental Health Committee of Family Law section.
      • 1964-1965 One of four National Directors for Young Lawyers Section
        ( then Junior Bar Section )
      • 1964 Delegate from ABA to the Young Members Group of the Law Society of England and Wales in Oxford, England
      • 1961-1965 Delegate for the Fourth Judicial Circuit to Young Lawyers Section
  • Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Charter member of South Carolina Chapter
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richland County Bar Association
    • Former Vice President
    • Former Executive Committee Member
  • South Carolina Bar Association
    • Current role: Senior Lawyer Division President.
    • Former roles:
    • Chairman CLE Committee
      (While Chairman the first full-time staff member was employed.)
  • South Carolina Trial Lawyers Association

Civic Activities

  • National Federation of the Blind of South Carolina
    • General Counsel
  • YMCA of South Carolina
    • Member, Board of Directors
    • Chair of Legal Committee
  • Columbia Rotary Club
    • Former Board Member and Past President of Forest Acres Club
  • Shandon Presbyterian Church
    • Has served since 1955 to present from time to time as
      • Sunday School Teacher
      • Deacon
      • Ruling Elder
      • Member, Board of Trustees


University of South Carolina, undergraduate
University of South Carolina, L.L.B. 1952, later converted to J.D.

Firm Information:
Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
220 Executive Center Drive, Suite 109 (29210)
P.O. Box 100200
Columbia, SC 29202

Phone: (803) 771-7900
Fax: (803) 343-7107



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