William H. Rogner

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Inducted into the Workers’ Compensation Institute’s Hall of Fame in 2018, William H. Rogner co-founded the firm in Orlando in 1992 (as Hurley & Rogner, P.A.). Since then, HR Law has expanded to six offices and earned a reputation as one of Florida’s leading authorities on Workers’ Compensation law. 

Bill is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Specialist in both Appellate Practice and Workers’ Compensation, a dual designation attained by very few. He has handled nearly 500 appeals before the District Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Florida, and served as 2014-2015 Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar. He is an honors graduate of the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law and Warrington School of Business.

Bill’s principal clients include the Brevard County School Board, SouthEast Personnel Leasing, Sedgwick CMS, Zenith Insurance Co. and Amerisure Insurance Co., along with many others.

“The challenge for the Claimant’s attorney in this case is not the legal issues, but the knowledge and experience of opposing counsel (Bill Rogner), who is one of the most respected appellate attorneys in the Workers’ Compensation field.

–from the May 2016 JCC order on Hektner v. School Board of Brevard County/Sedgwick CMS


  • Board Certified in both Appellate Practice and Worker’s Compensation, Florida Bar


  • Florida, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1993
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2011


  • University of Florida College of Law,
    Gainesville, Florida, 1990

    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Honors: Outstanding Member, Justice Campbell Thornal National Moot Court Bd., 1989

  • University of Florida,
    Gainesville, Florida, 1987

    B.S., Bachelor of Science
    Honors: Cum Laude
    Major: Business Administration


  • Member, Workers’ Compensation Institute Hall of Fame; Inducted 2018
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Appellate Practice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Assn. Workers’ Compensation Section, 2014-2015



  • Zimmerman, Shuffield, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A.

    Attorney, 1990 – 1992