E. Mabry Rogers

E. Mabry Rogers

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Recognized since 2003

Birmingham, Alabama

Practice Areas


Construction Law

Litigation - Construction


Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Construction Law
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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.


  • One Federal Place
    1819 Fifth Avenue North
    Birmingham, AL 35203


  • English


  • Harvard University Law School , JD, graduated 1974
  • Yale University , BA, graduated 1969

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, Alabama State Bar Association


  • American College of Construction Lawyers - Fellow

Federal Clerkships

  • United States District Court

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Construction Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2011 - Construction Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Arbitration, Birmingham (2021)
  • Construction Law, Birmingham (2020)
  • Arbitration, Birmingham (2016)
  • Litigation - Construction, Birmingham (2015)
  • Construction Law, Birmingham (2011)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation - Construction

Special Focus

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Commercial Development
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Disputes
  • Contract Review and Negotiation
  • Contractors
  • Government Contracts

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"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."

"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.), Paramount, CA

"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."

"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)

"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.), Minnetonka, MN

"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.), Minnetonka, MN

"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 (First Solar Electric, LLC), Tempe, AZ

"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), Steele, AL

"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 (The AES Corporation), Arlington, VA

"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), Steele, AL

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