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Civil litigator

Shawn Rogers

Member in Kansas City

Shawn Rogers has been a Member of Baker Sterchi since 2005. Experienced in all phases of litigation, his practice is dedicated to the defense of trucking, premises liability, hospitality, product liability, and employment cases.

Shawn has taken and defended hundreds of depositions, including depositions of expert engineers, reconstructionists, economists, physicians, and geologists.

He has first chair jury trial experience and has appeared in jury and bench trials in state and federal courts. Most notably, Shawn successfully defended a case at jury trial involving a tractor trailer collision (including obtaining an affirmative recovery on a claim for downtime and property damage to a tractor’s grill against the driver of a rear-ended passenger vehicle).

He has also appeared in jury trials involving alleged contamination of diesel fuel, product liability claims, and various other aspects of tort liability defense, and has defended physicians before the Board of Healing Arts.

Shawn has served as a guest lecturer on business law at a local college, taught continuing legal education courses, presented on cross-examination strategies, and moderated panels on a variety of legal issues.


  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • USDC, Eastern District of Missouri
  • USDC, Western District of Missouri
  • USDC, District of Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit


  • University of Kansas School of Law, J.D., 1998
    • Recipient of the Payne & Jones Award in Appellate Advocacy
    • Recipient of the CALI Award in Property
  • Binghamton University, B.S., 1994
    • Member of Sigma Beta National Honors Society
    • Taught Appellate Advocacy Small Sections at University of Kansas, 1997-98


Memberships & Activities

  • ALFA International
    • Member, Trucking Practice Group
    • Steering Committee Member, Hospitality Practice Group
    • Steering Committee Member, Labor & Employment Practice Group
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association

Awards & Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2013-2018, 2020-present
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2010-2012

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers/Sisters


  • Contributor, ALFA International Compendium, Transportation Law, Kansas Section (2023)
  • Co-Author, ALFA International Compendium, Hospitality Law, Kansas Section (2017, 2019)
  • Co-Author, ALFA International Compendium, Hospitality Law, Missouri Section (with Jonathan Benevides) (2016)
  • Author, "Limit your liability when serving alcohol" (HotelNewsNow, September 2013)
  • Author, A State-By-State Look at Liquor Liability Laws (2012)
  • Author, "Federal Civil Litigation in Missouri" (2005)


  • You’ve Got Mail! To Reply or Not to Reply – Social Media User Critiques and How to Deal With Them, ALFA International Hospitality & Retail Seminar (2016)
  • MoBar CLE Presenter: Section on Dealing with the Problem Witness, the Hostile Adversary, and Overcoming Obstructions of the program “Taking and Defending Effective Depositions” - Independence, Missouri (August 21, 2015)
  • The X's and O's of Cross Examination: Strategies & Techniques For Cross Examining Your Opponent's Expert (2014)
  • Deposing a Plaintiff in a Trucking Case, Lorman Education Services (2012)
  • Liquor Liability: Thank You Sir... Can I Have Another (2012)
  • Federal Civil Litigation in Missouri, Lorman Education Services (2005)

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