John T. Rogers

Attorney

Plymouth

763-548-7900

jrogers@messerlikramer.com

Profile

John Rogers concentrates on debt recovery matters for the firm’s clients.  He has over twenty years experience representing a wide variety of creditors in debt recovery matters, including debt buyers, major retailers, financial institutions, collection agencies, and individual creditors.  

Prior to joining the firm, John was in private practice with a law firm in Omaha, Nebraska, primarily representing creditors in debt recovery matters, handling claims and litigation from initial demand to collection and defense of judgments. Prior to private practice, he was employed as an attorney manager for an asset liquidation company and as general counsel for an automobile leasing company. 

John is a frequent lecturer on various topics, including debtor and creditor law; judgment enforcement; the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA); bankruptcy; and creditors’ rights. 

Representative Experience
  • Represented a major debt buyer in debt recovery litigation matters in Nebraska and Iowa.

  • Managed a floor of 12-15 telephone collectors conducting interstate consumer debt collection activity.

  • Acted as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel for a regional automobile and equipment leasing company.

  • Represented regional banks and credit unions in debt recovery litigation matters in Nebraska and Iowa.

  • Acted as Principal legal counsel for a Nebraska debt collection agency.

  • Acted as Attorney manager for a debt liquidation company.

Publications & Presentations

Presentations 

  • Presenter, “Advanced Collection Law” – National Business Institute, December 2015

  • Presenter, “Enforcement of Judgments” – Lorman Education Services, May 2015

  • Presenter, “Collection Law From Start to Finish” – National Business Institute, December 2014

  • Presenter, “Enforcement of Judgments” – Lorman Education Services, November 2014

  • Presenter, “Collections: Seeking and Collecting a Judgment”- National Business Institute, December 2013

  • Presenter, “Enforcement of Judgments” – Lorman Education Services, November 2013

  • Presenter, “Collection Law” – LawReviewCLE, September 2013

  • Presenter, “The FDCPA and Debt Collection, What Every Law Office Should Know” – Nebraska Paralegal Association, February 2013

  • Presenter, “Enforcement of Judgments” – Lorman Education Services, December 2012

  • Presenter, “FDCPA and Collecting the Judgment” – National Business Institute, November 2012

  • Presenter, “My Client Was Awarded a Judgment – What Do We Do Now?” – NALS, Association for Legal Professionals, November 2012

  • Presenter, “Collect and Enforce Monetary Judgments: How to Locate Assets, Data & More” – National Constitution Center, November 2012

  • Presenter, “Enforcement of Judgments” – Lorman Education Services, December 2011

  • Presenter, “Collection Law From Start to Finish” – National Business Institute, November 2011

  • Panelist, “Blocking and Tackling: Lawyers, Advocacy and Persuasion” – SquareTwo Financial Annual Attorney Conference, Denver, Colorado, August, 2011

  • Presenter, “Collection Law From Start to Finish” – National Business Institute, March 2009

  • Presenter, “Nebraska Garnishment Handbook” – Lorman Education, 2009

  • Presenter, “Pratt’s State-by-State Debt Collections” – Nebraska section, 2008

Professional & Community

Admissions 

  • Nebraska
  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

Associations 

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
Honors & Distinctions
  • 2014 Bronze Pelican Award, Boy Scouts of America, 2014
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, 1984