E. Mabry Rogers - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

E. Mabry Rogers

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003
Phone: 205-521-8225

First things first, I am married to Jeanne Rogers, and am the proud father of three children who (as of March 2014) are 37 (a son practicing  public interest environmental law), 32 (a daughter, an investment advisor in Birmingham), and 28 (a daughter who is at an architectural firm in Atlanta).   Aside from them, I enjoy reading, gardening, walking 3 miles daily, and helping to resolve issues which affect the construction industry, nationally, regionally, and locally.

Professionally, I suppose I have received some of my very best training when I was a carpenter's helper, as a boy in high school, assisting with the small jobs which a small-town contractor has. 

Since then, I left the deep south (Demopolis, AL) and journeyed to Yale, where some of the most interesting and brightest young people in the world helped me get the straw out of my hair. I then taught school in an inner-city high school in Philadelphia, PA, and I pursued graduate courses in the philosophy of education at Temple University.  Continuing my effort to absorb sophistication, learning, and charm, I attended Harvard Law School, graduating in 1974, with good grades and the regard of my classmates, who elected me Class Secretary.

After a clerkship with a fine Federal Judge, the late Seybourne H. Lynne, I took employment with Bradley Arant in 1975.

My philosophy as a lawyer is to do the job well, as economically as is feasible under the circumstances, and with honor and pride.  I am still a carpenter, in philosophy, if not in profession. 

Yale UniversityBA 1969Harvard University Law SchoolJ.D. 1974
American College of Construction Lawyers

Case History

AES Panama vs. Alstom, GE, and others — ICC arbitration, litigation in Panama, and in London, regarding failure of a hydro-pressure tunnel in Panama. The plant is one of the key features of the power dispatch system in Panama. 2010-2013
Clark consturction vs. Gannett — Case involved changes and delays to construction of a signature building in northern Virginia. Resolved in settlement. 1998-2000.
Blount vs. FBOP — Bid protest involving a large federal prison in Colorado. Favorable verdict for client. 1992.
Hyman vs. GSA — Case involved the renovations to the 9th Cir. Federal Court of Appeals building in San Francisco. Settled in mediation. 1993-95.
TVA vs. Westinghouse; Alabama Power vs. Westinghouse — One of the first major cases in US to handle discovery through early electronic techniques. Important to the nuclear industry generally, as it helped expose an international effort to influence uranium prices.

Client Comments

"Mr. Rogers is the best construction lawyer with whom I have ever seen or been associated. He has good instincts, knows our business, keeps us out of court, and guides us to good settlements."

"I have the utmost respect and confidence in Mabry Rogers. He always communicates to me in a clear straightforward manner that I understand. He always responds in a timely manner. He is also well respected in his professional community. It has particularly impressed me how he devotes his attention and wisdom to smaller companies like ours when I know that he has much larger companies that employ his services."

-Bobby Dale Welch
BD Welch Construction LLC

"Mr. Rogers is top tier in his class, always available for support regardless of schedule. His advice is always on point and with clarity. He's honest, candid, and has saved my companies $M with his support. Best of the best!"

-Jim Lamon
Senior VP
First Solar Electric, LLC

"Mabry is simply the best lawyer I have ever worked with. He is knowledgeable, practical, and personable. Without fail, our team, and more importantly opposing teams want to work with him on future issues."

-Michael Filipczak
Midasco, Inc.

"Mr. Rogers is by far the most professional and knowledgeable lawyer I have dealt with. I not only consider him one of the best lawyers in his field, but also a good friend. We will always contact him for advice related to contractual matters."

-Neal Wunderlich
Wunderlich-Malec Engineering Systems, Inc.

"After considering several candidates to represent us in the largest and toughest case we've ever faced, we chose Mabry Rogers. Throughout the case, his expertise, leadership, and tenacity -- and the diligence of his team -- were invaluable in maintaining our confidence and reaching an acceptable resolution."

-Paul Conrad
Total-Western, Inc.

"Mabry Roger's vast experience and his consistent approach of trying to find the best resolution for a dispute provide him an edge."

-Brian Miller
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
The AES Corporation

"I have had the pleasure of working with Mabry Rogers for over two decades. I have found him and his firm to be one of the best, if not the best, in representing us while keeping focused on a process that protects our interests and encourages resolution. Strategically, he has the foresight to anticipate scenarios that others in his profession do not, which enhances the opportunities for success."

-Sid Jordan
Clark Construction

"For our contracting company, Mabry Rogers led Bradley Arant Boult Cummings' efforts in a large, complex, and intensely disputed industrial construction claim. His experience and knowledge of the legal and case specific issues involved combined with his tenacity and steadfast but realistic support of our position enabled us to mediate our claim successfully."

"Mr. Mabry Rogers is extremely professional in dealing with me as a client as well as the issues that he has been retained to handle. Working together with him on any matter, I am assured to be in the presence of knowledge, strength, and experienced insight."

-Bobby Dale Welch
BD Welch Construction LLC

"Mr. Mabry Rogers has always done an outstanding job for our company. He has my total confidence, and I call on him for many matters both legal and for business advice."

-Neal Wunderlich
Wunderlich-Malec Engineering Systems, Inc.

Office Location

One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Arbitration of the Birmingham Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Birmingham Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Birmingham Metro Area
E. Mabry Rogers has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!E. Mabry Rogers has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!E. Mabry Rogers has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Construction Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Commercial Development, Commercial Litigation, Construction Disputes, Contract Review and Negotiation, Contractors, Government Contracts)
Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Male