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Maya Simmons Rogers Selected as One of The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Lawyers Under 40

Original Publish Date: 
March 21, 2015

Special to the Metro

ATLANTA, GA - Maya Simmons Rogers, native of Albany, who relocated to the Atlanta area to practice law, has been selected as one of The National Black Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40.

This honor is given only to a select group of lawyers based on their achievement, community involvement, leadership, superior skills and qualifications. Membership in this exclusive organization is by invitation only, and is limited to the top 40 attorneys under the age of 40 in each state or region who have demonstrated excellence and have achieved outstanding results in their careers.
The National Black Lawyers- Top 40 Under 40 is an invitation only professional honorary organization composed of the Top 40 Black Lawyers under the age of 40 from each state who serve individuals, families and businesses needing attorneys to represent them in the American legal system. Membership is limited to those attorneys who focus their practices in the following areas of law: Civil Plaintiff including Personal Injury; Criminal Defense; Civil Rights; Matrimonial and Family Law; Bankruptcy Law; Social Security Disability Law; Immigration Law; Employment Law; Wills, Trust, and Estates; Banking & Finance; Business Formation; Labor and Employment Law; Business Transactions; Corporate Law; Litigation Defense; Intellectual Property; Trademark and Patents; Real Estate; Securities and Antitrust Defense; and Taxation. 
The National Black Lawyers provides accreditation to these distinguished attorneys, and also aims to provide essential legal news, information, and continuing education to lawyers across the United States. By being selected, Maya Simmons Rogers has shown that she exemplifies superior qualifications, leadership skills, and has achieved successful results for her clients. The selection process for this elite honor is based on a multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third party research. As The National Black Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 is an essential source of networking and information, the final result of the selection process is a credible and comprehensive list of the most outstanding lawyers chosen to represent their state or region.

Mrs. Rogers, who founded Simmons Rogers, LLC in 2013, is a 2000 graduate of Westover Comprehensive High School and is the daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Daniel Simmons.  Mrs. Rogers believes deeply that practicing law is a way for her to help people and to help make the world a better place. 

She is the managing partner at Simmons Rogers, LLC, which specializes in providing skilled and knowledgeable legal services to businesses and individuals in the areas of business law, family law, personal injury law, and estate planning.  

Mrs. Rogers also attended Florida A&M University and interned with several Fortune 500 companies including Southern Company - Georgia Power, Procter & Gamble, and Ernst and Young during her tenure. After graduating from Florida A&M with both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Mrs. Rogers moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to attend law school. During law school, Mrs. Rogers was very active on campus and served in several elected and appointed leadership positions. While attending the University Of Michigan Law School, Mrs. Rogers also had the opportunity to extern with the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town.
Following her externship, Mrs. Rogers went to work in the ERISA Litigation group at Alston & Bird, LLP. During her time at Alston & Bird, Mrs. Rogers gained extensive experience representing numerous Fortune 500 employers and defending large national insurance companies against claims for denied health, disability (short and long term), and life insurance benefits.

While practicing law is time consuming, Mrs. Rogers has always found time to give back. She has served on the executive board of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, a bar association of more than 600 judges, lawyers, and law students; participated with Everybody Wins Power Lunch Reading Program, Project SALUTE, Georgia Appleseed's Heir Property Project, and completed countless hours of pro bono legal services throughout her career. Mrs. Rogers served on the Board of Directors for the Refugee Women's Network for four years and was also the Board Treasurer. She currently teaches Business Law and Ethics courses at a national university in the metro-Atlanta area. 

Some of her professional and civic organization affiliations include Georgia State Bar, Georgia Association Black Women Attorneys - 2011 Membership Chair, The National Black Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 Executive Committee, New Leaders Council Refugee Women's Netwok, Board Member and Board Treasurer, 2010-2014 and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

She and her husband have one son.