Dan Rogers

Legal Director

P 07 3034 0000
F 07 3034 0099

Dan is our Principal and Legal Director. He has obtained a Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law. He is consistently named as one of only 6 preeminent criminal lawyers in Queensland by Doyle’s Leading Lawyers List. He is also recognised as a leading criminal lawyer across Australia. Dan is highly experienced and widely regarded.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (with majors in psychology and criminology). He also holds a Masters of Law from Melbourne University (with Honours). Dan regularly presents to other solicitors at Queensland Law Society conferences and seminars. He conducts guest lectures on criminal law at various universities. He has been published in law journals and has contributed to legal texts on criminal law and human rights.

In addition to his core criminal defence work, Dan also represents legal and health professionals facing disciplinary allegations. He has also developed a strong practice in inquiries and workplace investigations including coronial inquests and workplace health and safety prosecutions.  He is a trusted advisor to company directors and/or employees.

Dan has practised across Australia but has also worked at the International Criminal Court (The Hague, Netherlands) in the Office of Public Counsel for Defence. He continues to advise local and foreign clients on international law, extradition, human rights and the administration of justice.

Dan has a passion and commitment for social justice and human rights. He occupies a number of important roles in that space including:

  • Attorney-General‘s Appointed Member, Queensland Law Society Council;
  • Member (former President), Caxton Legal Centre; Queensland’s largest community legal centre;
  • Member (former Chair), Queensland Law Society Human Rights and Public Law Committee;
  • Member, Queensland Law Society Ethics Committee; and
  • Member, Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council; advising the Attorney-General on sentencing matters.

As a solicitor advocate, Dan regularly argues his own cases in the higher courts instead of briefing counsel. He is ambitious and confident in his representation of clients at all court levels. Dan is empathetic to the plights faced by criminal defendants. He enjoys helping people through complex legal problems so that they can get their lives back.


Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)
GAICD (Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors)
Bachelor of Arts (majoring in psychology and criminology)
Accelerated Leadership Program (Harvard Law School Executive Education)


Pre-eminent Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2024 – Doyle’s Awards

Recommended Traffic & DUI Lawyer (Qld) 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023, 2024 – Doyle’s Awards

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Aust) 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 – Doyle’s Awards

Recommended Leading White Collar Crime & Regulatory Investigations Lawyer (Aust) 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Leading Traffic & DUI Lawyer (Qld) 2018 – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer (Qld) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018  – Doyle’s Awards

Doyles 2018

Recommended Criminal Defence Lawyer (Aust) 2017, 2018 – Doyle’s Awards