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Richard Michael Rogers

Richard Michael Rogers, American judge. Bar: Ohio 1972, United States District Court (northern district) Ohio 1973.


  • Rogers, Richard Michael was born on December 8, 1944 in Lorain, Ohio, United States. Son of Paul M. and Lillie (Morris) Rogers.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ohio Northern University, 1966. Juris Doctor, Ohio Northern University, 1972.


    • Associate Martin, Hall & Rogers, Marion, Ohio, 1972-1976. Attorney Rogers & Rogers, 1976-1981. Assistant law director, police prosecutor City of Marion, 1973-1974.

      Public defender, 1975. Assistant county prosecutor Marion County, 1976-1981. Village solicitor La Rue, Ohio, 1976-1981.

      Judge Marion Municipal Court, 1982-1988, Common Pleas Court, 1989—2004, 3d District Court Appeals Ohio, Lima, Ohio, since 2004. Member Traffic Rules Review Commission, 1989—2004, Commission on Continuing Legal Education, 2007, Ohio Supreme Court. Occasional instructor faculty Ohio Judicial College.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Ohio 1972, United States District Court (northern district) Ohio 1973.


    Church should build bridges with political institutions through organizing ecumenical delegations to the party conferences.

    Party affiliation: Republican


    The Gospel of Christ shows the essential steps that one must take to attain the goal of salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist


    Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value of one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.


    Member Marion Active 20/40 Service Club, 1973-1984, treasurer, 1976-1980, board directors, 1976-1984, president, 1980-1981. Chairman board directors, president, co-founder Marion Area Driver Re-education Project, 1974-1981. President Big Brothers/Big Sisters Marion County, 1986-1987, board directors, 1984-1988.

    Member school board St. Mary's Elementary School, 1985-1988, vice president, 1986, board directors Marion Catholic High School Endowment Fund, since 1986, vice president, since 1991. Member Marion Catholic Junior/Senior High School Board, 1988-1994, president, 1990-1991. Member criminal justice steering committee Marion Campus Ohio State University, 1996-1900.

    Member paralegal advisory committee Marion Technology College, 1994-1996. Trustee Ohio State Bar Foundation, 1997-1999, 05-07. With United States Army, 1968-1969.

    Member Ohio State Bar Association (modern courts committee 1982-1985, judicial administration and legal reform committee 1982-1993, legislation subcommittee of judicial administration and legal reform committee 1989-1993, council delegations 1991-1993, board governors 1996-1999, chairman government affairs committee 1998-1999, vice-chair criminal justice committee 2001-2002, chairman jury instruction committee 2002-2006), Marion County Bar Association (president 1985-1986), Ohio Judicial Conference (general administration 1984-1985, vice chair family matters video committee 1991-1994, chairman subcommittee legal matters video, civil law and procedure committee 1991-1995, editorial board Ohio Jury Instruction since 1995), Marion County Law Library. Association (trustee 1982-1904, president 1991-1993, vice president 1994-2004), Ohio Courts Appeal Judges Association, Delta Theta Phi, Sigma Pi.



    Golf, tennis.


    • Married Sophia Lydia Wagner, December 23, 1967. Children: L. Danielle, David K., Marisa D., Matthew D.
    • father: Paul M. Rogers
    • mother: Lillie (Morris) Rogers
    • spouse: Sophia Lydia Wagner
    • children: L. Danielle Rogers
    • David K. Rogers
    • Marisa D. Rogers
    • Matthew D. Rogers
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    Born December 8, 1944
    (age 72)