A native of San Diego, Roger holds the highest legal and ethical rating, AV Preeminent®, by the independent legal rating agency, Martindale Hubbell®. From 2007 through 2019, Roger was recognized as a Super Lawyer® in the category of construction law, and from 2015 through 2017, Roger was recognized as Best of the Bar in San Diego Magazine.

Roger is very well connected in the legal community. He was Vice President and Director of the San Diego County Bar Association. Roger regularly speaks and writes on emerging legal topics. He is a Senior Master in the Welsh Chapter of the American Inns of Court, and was a Board Member of the San Diego County Bar Foundation. He was the Chair of the Civil Litigation Section of the San Diego County Bar Association and the City of San Diego Historic Site Board. He served many years as Judge Advocate for the San Diego Yacht Club.




"I worked closely with Roger for almost a decade on numerous complex matters in southern California. In my prior role as Vice President Associate General Counsel, I managed litigation across the country. Roger never ceased to amaze me with deep knowledge of all aspects of the many cases he handled for us. Whenever I called, he was right on top of everything. An underwriter for a large carrier once commented that the company's defense costs were significantly lower than our competitors and at the same time, the outcomes were better."

Maureen E. Thomas, Esq.,
Building Materials and Construction Services