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Jannea S. Rogers

Partner
Casualty and Coverage Team Leader
Litigation
  • P 251.650.0861
    F 251.650.2068

Jannea Rogers joined Adams and Reese in 2000 and is the Leader of the Casualty and Coverage Team. She has engaged in civil litigation in Alabama, Florida and Georgia since 1989. Her practice has focused on defense in the areas of product and premises liability; professional malpractice, including medical, architectural and engineering; D&O liability and insurance coverage litigation, including bad faith.

She handles all phases of representation from initial investigation through trial and appeal. Her significant contributions include:

  • Representation of manufacturers in defense of their products, not only for design and defect claims, but also warning, labeling and instruction claims, marketing representation, warranty and recall claims.
  • Representation in personal injury, premises and professional liability defense of the design and construction industries; property damage defect claims, contract claims including bond, retainage and payment disputes, mechanics liens and disputes among project parties.
  • Representation of both plaintiff and defendant in commercial litigation disputes between and on behalf of companies including claims for bad faith, fraud, intentional interference with business relations, fair debt collection practices, directors and officers liability, contract, management and ownership disputes among shareholders/members, as well as representation of insurance agents, brokers and carriers including issuance of coverage opinions and pursuit of declaratory judgment and defense of bad faith failure to investigate or pay claims, and defense of accounting and legal malpractice claims and securities fraud matters.
  • Defense of personal injury matters for individuals and companies ranging from minor property damage disputes to paraplegic/death claims in senior health care, home health, child care, retail.

Jannea is a frequent speaker for legal and industry groups on a variety of practice area topics, including electronic data management, mechanic liens, coverage issues, construction defect claims, trial tactics and legal surveys.  She is the published author of a white paper for the AIA Trust as well as trial tactic articles for trade publications including the American Journal of Trial Advocacy and the DRI; she frequently presents in-house seminars for clients on specialized topics.

In her free time, Jannea enjoys reading, playing piano, skeet, travel, hunting and fishing with her husband and son. She is involved as a member of a Carnival Association as well as the Senior Bowl of Mobile. She serves on the Board of Advisors and on the Ambassadors Committee for the Mobile Chamber of Commerce.  She is actively involved in fundraising for a variety of charities including the American Cancer Society and Friends of the Mobile Animal Shelter.

Papers and Presentations

  • Professional Liability Seminar, Adams and Reese Client Presentation, Deerfield, IL, August 2012.
  • Challenging Your Opponent's Expert:  Due Diligence Is Key, Trials and Tribulations, Newsletter of the DRI Trial Tactics Committee, Winter 2010 (co author with Nicholas Morisani.
  • Current Challenges Facing East Region CD Markets; Panel Moderator, MC Consultants 6th Annual East Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference, Boca Raton, FL, June 8, 2012.
  • Duty to Defend, Contribution Among Insurers, and Coverage Exhaustion:  A Fifty State Survey, 2011 ed; MC Consultants 17th Annual West Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference, San Diego, CA, Sept. 9, 2011.
  • Duty to Defend, Contribution Among Insurers, and Coverage Exhaustion: A Fifty State Survey, 2011 ed; Panel Moderator, Claims Handling Panel, MC Consultants Fifth Annual East Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference, Boca Raton, FL, June 7, 2011.
  • Current Challenges Facing the Construction Defect Arena, A Survey of the East Region, 2012, MC Consultants 6th Annual East Region Construction Defect and Insurance Coverage Conference, Boca Raton, FL, June 6, 2011. 
  • Duty to Defend, Contribution among Insurers, and Coverage Exhaustion A Fifty State Survey2010 ed, MC Consultants Fourth Annual East Region Construction Defect and Insurance Conference, Boca Raton, FL,  June 5, 2010
  • Technology in a Complex World: A Legal Perspective on Managing Electronic Data Destruction, Dissemination and Discovery, The American Institute of Architects, Inc. National Convention, San Francisco, CA,  April 30, 2009.
  • Lunch and Learn Electronic Discovery, A&R Private Presentation, Simsbury Conn, Sept. 2008.
  • The A.B.C.'s of E-Data, a white paper, The AIA Trust, May 2008.
  • The ABC's of E-Discovery, A&R Private Presentation, Dallas, TX March 2008 and Little Rock, AR April 2008.
  • Cross your T's & Dot Your I's: Defensive Documentation in a Risky World, Private Presentation, Orange Beach, Alabama, November 15, 2007.
  • Avoiding an "F" in E-Discovery, The 46th Annual Meeting of Invited Attorneys sponsored by Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc., CNA Insurance Company, The American Institute of Architects and Professional Engineers in Private Practice (A Division of NSPE), Chicago, IL, May 16, 2007.
  • Updates in the Law, A&R Private Presentation, San Antonio, TX, May 2000,  2001, 2002, 2003, 2004.
  • Updates in the Law, A&R Private Presentation, Dallas, TX, November 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. 
  • Alabama Construction Lien Law, Lorman Educational Services, Mobile, AL, April 27, 2000.
  • U.S. v. Andrews, Conspirators May Go It Alone These Days, Amer. J. of Trial Advcy., Vol. 12:3 Summer, 1989.