Michael C. Rogers is a San Diego business attorney with a practice uniquely focused on the representation of new and pre-owned automobile dealers and affiliated businesses such as automobile service centers, flooring lenders, warranty providers, and surety bonding companies.  Mr. Rogers provides advice and counsel to his clients with a view towards avoiding expensive litigation. However, when litigation becomes unavoidable, he has the skill and experience to represent dealers and affiliated businesses in automotive related litigation and administrative proceedings.

Area of Expertise

His extensive knowledge in dealer automotive law and general business law is a valuable asset to his clients and permits him to deliver cost-effective legal services.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Dealer Automotive Law
  • Employment Law
  • Business Formation and Transactional Issues
  • Business Litigation

In addition to his automotive law specialty, Mr. Rogers handles general business transactional and litigation matters. His business transactional matters include corporate, partnership and limited liability company formations and consultation. Mr. Rogers also has considerable experience in business stock and asset sales, real property acquisitions, and commercial leases. In litigation matters, Mr. Rogers represents clients involved in breach of contract, unfair business practices, trade secret violations, and UCC litigation.

Education & Background

While in college, Mr. Rogers spent his summers working for the U.S. Forest Service as a fire fighter, including a season as a smokejumper parachuting into remote wilderness fires. Now he fights battles in the legal arena instead of the forests. The “in the trenches” work ethic Mr. Rogers acquired as a firefighter, as his clients and opponents would unanimously agree, makes him an excellent advocate.

Mr. Rogers attended the University of San Diego School of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 1995. He is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, including the Central and Southern Districts of the United States District Court. He is a member of California Independent Auto Dealers Association and National Independent Auto Dealers Association.