Stephen is a long time resident of the Kenner/Metairie area having attended Kehoe France and Archbishop Rummel High School. His career began as a police officer in Jefferson and St. Charles Parishes. Just before his daughter was born, he resigned from police work and began college at the age of 27. He attended Delgado Community College and the University of New Orleans where he majored in Chemistry. He obtained is Juris Doctorate at Tulane Law School.
Stephen started his private practice almost immediately after graduating and passing the bar exam. He has been the Director of Code Enforcement and Inspections as well as the Chief Prosecutor for the City of Kenner. His approach to legal representation is one of problem solving and simplifying complex issues and troubling times in the lives of his clients. He recently became certified in Family Law Mediation and hopes to help families navigate the process both economically and emotionally. “The process is tough enough by definition. An attorney doesn’t have to make it any tougher than it already is. A good mediator can bring people together to reconcile their own differences within the bounds of the law without the need for expensive and emotionally brutal fights in a court room.”
Ms. Rogers joined the Petit Law Firm in January of 2010 after graduating from LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center. She practices in the area of general civil litigation, with a focus on family law and personal injury. Her experience includes handling all areas of family law, including; divorce, custody, child support, spousal support, community property partitions and adoptions. While in law school, Ms. Rogers worked for the LSU’s Domestic Violence Clinic and the Family Mediation Clinic.
Ms. Rogers also has extensive experience in plaintiff’s personal injury relating to auto accidents, slip and falls and work-related accidents.
In addition to her family law and personal injury practice, Ms. Rogers advises clients in the area of estate planning.