William H. Rogers, Jr.
Assistant Attorney General at Louisiana Department of Justice
BRBA: Tell us about your education.
Graduated High School from Prairie View Academy in Bastrop, LA followed by my first 2 years of undergrad at Millsaps College. I finished my undergraduate degree in Political Science at the University of Louisiana at Monroe with my high school sweetheart.
BRBA: Where are you from?
I was born in Pennsylvania and then spent my childhood moving between Brookhaven, Mississippi, Crossett, Arkansas and finally Monroe/Bastrop, LA so I’m well versed in the Delta.
BRBA:Where and what type of law do you practice?
I work for the Louisiana Department of Justice-Office of Attorney General, Jeff Landry. I practice, in the most important area of the law for our entire country, Antitrust.
BRBA: Why did you want to become an attorney?
As corny as it sounds, I’ve always wanted to help people, and try to make a difference in the world. I think that’s also what led me to work at the AG’s office.
BRBA: If you were not practicing law, what would be your alternate profession?
I really enjoy reading and learning new things, so a wall street analyst would be a good fit for me.
BRBA: What is one thing you wish you would have known before you went to law school?
That my son would be born right in the middle of it! I would have saved more!
BRBA: Are you involved with the BRBA? If so, how?
I am on the Belly-Up committee
BRBA: What motivated you to become involved with the BRBA?
Similar to the reason I became an attorney, I wanted to be involved and help however I can. Anything that allows me to intertwine my law life with my community is a plus. It also helped that Brett Bajon called me and asked if I wanted to join the committee.
BRBA: What is your favorite BRBA activity or event?
Belly-Up With the Bar
BRBA: Are you involved with any other organizations or causes?
The St. Jude Men’s Club, and I also coach little league soccer at my local YMCA.
BRBA: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
From my father-in-law, Leo Nelson: “when you have stuff, stuff happens”.
BRBA: What are your leisure activities?
I enjoy grilling outside on my back porch, any kind of project around the house, and a little Madden on my Xbox.
BRBA: What is the last book that you read?
Edwin Edwards, Governor of Louisiana by Leo Honeycutt.
BRBA: Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I’m an amateur “farmer” at home. I have a variety of fruit trees, and have tried my hand at corn, broccoli, bell peppers, and watermelons. Needless to say, we will have to continue to buy produce. That’s about as exciting or interesting as I get.
If you would like to contact Billy, his email address is RogersW@ag.louisiana.gov.
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