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Elizabeth Vila Rogan

About me

I have been an attorney for more than 30 years, dedicating my career to the pursuit of justice for my clients, whether they are indigent defendants facing years in prison,or even the death penalty, or families in distress facing separation, divorce and alienation from loved ones.


I pride myself on being a thorough and attentive attorney, who is determined to see even the toughest case through to a good resolution.


I had the privilege of being appointed to serve as a Magistrate Judge in Fulton Superior Court in 2011. My skills and experience as a judge have enhanced my understanding of effective courtroom advocacy.


I have been an active volunteer in my community, as well, serving on the Board of Education and helping in myriad ways with my children's schools, as well as serving in leadership roles with Girl Scouts and as Chair of the Grady HS Foundation, the Grady HS Mock Trial Foundation and the Morningside Elementary School Local School Council.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    30 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Family: 40%
    8 years, 20 cases



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Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Noah Howard Pines

    Elizabeth is an excellent advocate for her clients and has a tremendous amount of experience both as a trial lawyer and her time as a Magistrate Judge.


    Noah Pines Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Benjamin David Goldberg

    Elizabeth works tirelessly to investigate her cases and prepare for her trials. She has a superb reputation in the legal community. If a friend or family member was in trouble, I would not hesitate to refer them to Elizabeth for help.


    Benjamin Goldberg Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Elizabeth Vila Rogan

1800 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA, 30309


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199101/14/2016
NYCurrently registered 198603/13/2015
DCInactive 198911/29/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2016
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Recognition1000 Lawyers for Justice1994
Charles Evans Hughes FellowColumbia University School of Law1985
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/FounderThe Rogan Law Firm2013 - Present
JudgeFulton County Superior Court2010 - 2012
Senior Trial AttorneyOffice Of The Georgia Capital Defender2009 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Grady HS FoundationChair2015 - Present
Grady HS Mock Trial FoundationChairperson2013 - Present
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2013 - Present
Grady HS PTSAVice President2012 - 2014
Girl Scouts of Greater AtlantaService Unit Director2011 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. JohnsonNot Guilty Murder
State v. ReeseNot Guilty all counts
State v. NwokoloNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Habeas CorpusThe Case Against the Death Penalty in CT2012
Study ResultsBias in Death Penalty Prosecutions in CT2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Columbia University School of LawN/ALaw1985
University of ChicagoSociologyAB1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Topics in Family LawFather's Custody Rights2016
Adjunct instructorCrime and Society2016
Merit Badge WorkshopLaw Merit Badge2015
Girl Scouts and the LawCriminal Law2014
GACDL Fall SeminarEffective Cross Examination2014
Capital Defense WorkshopDeath Penalty Litigation2010
Campaign for Board of Education seatPublic Education2005
State of Connecticut LegislatureRacial Bias Study Testimony1999
Organized CLE eventCriminal Law1995