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W. Rogers Turner, Jr.

Shareholder | Winter Park Office

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W. Rogers Turner, Jr. is a shareholder in the Winter Park office of HR Law, P.A. Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law and AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, he is a member of the Florida Bar’s WC Section Executive Council, past chair of the Board Certification Committee and President of the Judge William Wieland American Inn of Court. Fluent in Spanish and German, he was admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in 2019.

Since 1998, Rogers’ primary practice has been representing the interests of employers, carriers and claims-handling entities in litigated Workers’ Compensation claims. Large employer clients include Orange County Public Schools, Delta Air Lines, FrankCrum PEO, FreshPoint and Waffle House. Certified by the Florida Department of Insurance as a lecturer, he presents frequently to employer and insurance groups.

Prior to practicing law, Rogers worked in both the United States Congress and the Florida Legislature, as well as the Division of Workers’ Compensation. He edits the case notes section of the Florida Bar’s News and 440 Report and serves as a faculty presenter for the Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum. Rogers earned his B.A. in German and History from Tulane University, a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Health Policy from Florida State University and his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law.

CERTIFICATIONS/SPECIALTIES

  • Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation, Florida Bar – 2002
  • Recertification valid through July 31, 2022

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1997
  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2019

EDUCATION

  • Stetson University College of Law,
    St. Petersburg, Florida, 1996

    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Member, Labor Law Moot Court Team; Teaching Assistant for Trial Practice

  • Florida State University,
    Tallahassee, Florida, 1993

    M.P.A., Master of Public Administration

  • Tulane University,
    New Orleans, Louisiana, 1988

    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Major: German and History

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Florida Bar

    Member

  • Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Board Certification Review Committee

    Past Chairman

  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Rated
  • Winter Park YMCA

    Board Member (2002-2006)

  • Florida Citrus Sports (1999-2005)
  • Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum Steering Committee (2009-present)
  • Casenotes Editor/News and 440 Report publication of the Florida Bar/Workers Compensation Section
  • Florida Workers’ Compensation Laws Q & A; Westlaw/ThomsonReuters (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

    Author

  • Judge William Wieland American Inn of Court,

    President