Jonathan Rogers

Jonathan Rogers graduated Cum Laude from Harvard College in 1971. In 1974, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif, a member of the Law Review, and received the American Jurisprudence Award for Constitutional Law.

He served as a Federal Law Clerk to the Honorable Ted Dalton and was an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Roanoke. He also served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the Virgin Islands, as well as a law partner in the firm Strickland & Rogers, before becoming a sole practitioner in 1992.

He has been a trial lawyer for 40 years and specializes in personal injury, criminal defense, traffic, divorce, custody, employment law and civil rights law. He is the President of the Floyd County Bar Association, a member of The Virginia State Bar Association, The Roanoke City Bar Association, The Virgin Island Bar Association and a permanent member of The 4th Circuit Judicial Council. Jonathan is also a member of The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Past community involvement includes serving on the Board of Trustees for the June Bug Center in Floyd, Virginia, Chairman of the Harvard College School and Scholarship Committee, President of the Greater Deyrle Neighborhood Center in Roanoke, Virginia and a charter member of the Floyd County Rotary Club. Formerly, he was Chairman of the Board of The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine and a member of the Floyd County Chamber of Commerce.

Jonathan lives in Floyd with his wife, Jeri, who is a professional photographer and the Editor and Founder of Artemis Journal. Having raised three children, they are now grown and pursuing careers around the country. Jennifer is an honors graduate from Harvard College and her Continuum Trilogy is currently being packaged for film. Her debut novel, The 13th Continuum, won the moonbeam children’s book awards gold medal. Before writing full-time, Jennifer was a Vice President of Development for The Mayhem Project, which produced Hollywood movies. Jackson is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and a Geologist at GeoSouthern Energy Partners. Jared is an award winning chef. He is currently working on his newest culinary experience with a slated July opening, the highly anticipated, Bay Area restaurant, Guesthouse, is located in Marin County and will feature West Coast comfort food.

Melissa Sutphin

Paralegal and Legal Assistant

Melissa joined Jonathan Rogers, P.C. in September 2007. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from New River Valley Community College in 2008 and is a 2003 graduate of Floyd County High School. Melissa lives in Floyd with her son and daughter.