Dan Rogers

Legal Director

P 07 3034 0000
F 07 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

Dan is our Principal and Legal Director. He has obtained a Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law. In 2019 and 2020, he was 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. He is a true expert.

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 foreign clients on international law, extradition, human rights, legal drafting 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:

  • President, Caxton Legal Centre; Queensland’s largest community legal centre;
  • 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.

Dan is married with one son and one daughter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)

Awards

Pre-eminent Queensland Criminal Defence Lawyer 2019, 2020 – Doyle’s Awards

Recommended Queensland Traffic & DUI Lawyer 2019, 2020 – Doyle’s Awards

Leading Australian Criminal Defence Lawyer 2018, 2019, 2020 – Doyle’s Awards

Leading Queensland Traffic & DUI Lawyer 2018 – Doyle’s Awards

Leading Queensland Criminal Defence Lawyer 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018  – Doyle’s Awards

Recommended Australian Criminal Defence Lawyer 2017, 2018 – Doyle’s Awards

Dan Rogers

Legal Director

P 07 3034 0000
F 07 3034 0099
mail@robertsonogorman.com.au

Dan is our Principal and Legal Director. He has obtained a Specialist Accreditation in Criminal Law. In 2019 and 2020, he was 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. He is a true expert.

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 foreign clients on international law, extradition, human rights, legal drafting 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:

  • President, Caxton Legal Centre; Queensland’s largest community legal centre;
  • 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.

Dan is married with one son and one daughter.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws
QLS Specialist Accreditation (Criminal Law)

Awards

Pre-eminent Queensland Criminal Defence Lawyer 2019, 2020 – Doyle’s Awards

Recommended Queensland Traffic & DUI Lawyer 2019, 2020 – Doyle’s Awards

Leading Australian Criminal Defence Lawyer 2018, 2019, 2020 – Doyle’s Awards

Leading Queensland Traffic & DUI Lawyer 2018 – Doyle’s Awards

Leading Queensland Criminal Defence Lawyer 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018  – Doyle’s Awards

Recommended Australian Criminal Defence Lawyer 2017, 2018 – Doyle’s Awards