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Mary Therese Rogers

Mary Therese Rogers

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Appeals

About Me

Criminal Defense Practice


Our MA law firm specializes in criminal law cases after conviction. We handle appeals, motions for a new trial, motions to revise and revoke sentences, guilty plea withdrawals, parole hearings, commutation petitions, and federal habeas petitions.


Wrongful Conviction Practice


We also handle civil wrongful conviction MA cases under a new statute that allows innocent people convicted of serious crimes to seek compensation for their wrongful convictions. Please note: If you are not in MA, you need to check with lawyers in your own state about your case. There are time limits, so don't delay.


About Attorney Mary T. Rogers


Attorney Mary T. Rogers won a United States Supreme Court case as co-counsel on June 25, 2009. The case, Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, has widespread application to all criminal cases throughout the U.S. The Court ruled that under the Sixth Amendment all defendants have the right to confront and cross-examine forensic crime analysts. The government cannot rely on the forensic lab report in place of live testimony. Now, the government must call the live witness to the stand.


What sets us apart from other law firms:


We are known for our thoroughness. We spend more time with our clients than the average lawyer actually discussing with you the facts about your case and what you think went wrong at your trial. We review court documents. We discuss your case with your prior attorneys to gather additional information. We research many aspects of your case and choose the issues that have the greatest chance of success.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Appeals: 50%
    28 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    28 years

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mary is a thorough and dedicated appellate lawyer, who has helped many folks. Her work recently merited a United States Supreme Court argument - rare for the majority of lawyers praciticing.


    Pamela Thomure
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Mary is a very experienced and excellent attorney. She is well known in her area of expertise.


    Pasqua Scibelli
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Mary T. Rogers

P.O. Box 406
Peabody, MA, 01960




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"One of the Top Ten Lawyers in MA for 2009"MA Lawyers Weekly2010
Graduated Cum LaudeSuffolk University Law School1987
American Jurisprudence Award for Legal WritingSuffolk university Law School1987
Deidre H. Symington ScholarshipBoston University1984

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Mary T. Rogers1993 - Present
Public DefenderCommittee for Public Counsel Services1992 - 1993
AssociateDiMento & Sullivan1989 - 1992
N/AMassachusetts Superior Court1987 - 1989


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Massachusetts Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers groupMember2010 - Present
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Criminal Justice Policy CoalitionCommittee Member of Criminal Justice Policy Commission1998 - 2000

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts, 557 U.S. 305 (2009)Won

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Suffolk University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Boston UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Forensic SummitImplications of Melendez-Diaz2010
New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement Fall SymposiumConfronting Forensic Evidence: Implications of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts and Briscoe v. Virginia2009