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Thomas Robert Rogers

Thomas Robert Rogers

also known as Thom Rogers, Thomas R. Rogers

About me


Mr. Rogers, an attorney and accountant by profession, designs estate/asset protection plans and provides probate and trust administration.  He founded Sweetwater Law Offices, PLC, an estate, asset protection and charitable planning law firm, in Longwood (Orlando), Florida in 1981, Wealth Strategies Collaborative, Inc., a collegial group of attorneys nationwide, who collectively combine their expertise designing asset protection and wealth preservation plans in 2000, and Cornerstone Advisory Consulting, LLC, which provides Advisory Services offered through CSSC Investment Advisory Services, Inc., a Registered Investment Adviser Securities offered through CSSC Brokerage Services, Inc., Member FINRA and SIPC.



BACKGROUND:         Thom Rogers is a tax attorney and Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Mr. Rogers designs asset protection / estate plans and preserves wealth through estate, income and charitable tax planning.  Mr. Rogers received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and his J.D. from Ohio Northern University.  Mr. Rogers attended Ohio Northern on scholarship and received the highest distinction as a Getty Scholar.



EXPERIENCE:            Mr. Rogers' areas of professional concentration are asset protection, wealth preservation, estate planning, trusts, probate administration, business, charitable and tax planning.


                                        He has been a lecturer and instructor on estate and charitable planning and asset protection techniques for accountants, financial planners, stock brokers, insurance agents, the National Network of Estate Planning Attorneys, the Wealth Strategies Institute, and the public.


Prior to practicing law, Thom practiced in the tax departments of international, regional and local accounting firms.




Practice areas


  1. Estate Planning: 40%
    38 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Tax: 20%
    38 years, 500 cases
  3. Business: 15%
    38 years, 100 cases
  4. Trusts: 15%
    38 years, 500 cases
  5. Probate: 10%
    38 years, 100 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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  • John J. Peck

    I endorse this lawyer. Thom is truly a dean among estate planning attorneys and instructs attorneys all over the country in these matters. He is one of the most ethical and competent attorneys I know.


    John Peck Elder Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Janet H. Mclamb

    I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together on various matters. I think Thom is an excellent lawyer. Janet H. McLamb, Esq. North Carolina


    Janet Mclamb Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Sweetwater Law Offices, PLC

Sweetwater Square, Suite 102
900 Fox Valley Drive
Longwood, FL, 32779


FLMember in Good Standing197709/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Getty ScholarOhio Northern University1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Manager - Attorney-CPASweetwater Law Offices, PLC1981 - Present
Estate Tax Attorney-CPAW.O. Daley & Company, CPAs1977 - 1980
CPA - Tax PlannerArthur Andersen & Company, CPAs1973 - 1974
Association namePosition nameDuration
Seminole Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1980 - 2005
Florida Bar, Probate and Real Estate CommitteeMember1977 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Asset Protection & Estate Planning DesignProperties transferred to and “held” by a Limited Partnership are now protected from attack by “outside” creditors and no estate tax will be paid now or in the future on the property transferred.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Quantum Press publicationGiving - Philanthropy for Everyone2002
Esperti Peterson Institute Contributory SeriesGenerations: Planning Your Legacy2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Ohio Northern UniversityAccountingBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
St Edward's High SchoolCollege PreparatoryN/A1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate PlanningBuilding the Foundation of an Estate Plan2013
Maranatha Volunteers International 2012 ConventionEstate Planning Services2012
Estate Planning PresentationEstate Planning Open Forum2012
Maranatha Volunteers International 2011 ConventionIn an Uncertain World- 5 Steps to a Secure Future2011
Maranatha Volunteers International 2010 ConventionPlanning Strategies in these Uncertain Times2010
15th Annual Estate, Business and Financial Planning Continuing Education SeminarContemporary Estate Planning in Uncertain Times2009
Union College Homecoming Planned Giving SeminarCreate a Legacy: Practical Estate Planning Strategies2008
International Conference of PhilanthropyCharitable Gift Planning: How to Work with Professional Advisors that can Influence Planned Gifts2008
International Conference of PhilanthropyGuaranteed Retirement Income Trust with a Remainder to your Charitable Organization2008
Advanced Estate PlanningSavings for College 529 Plans2007
Virtual UniversityFixing Common Problems with the Ownership of Life Insurance & Life Insurance Trusts2006
11th Annual Estate, Business and Financial Planning Continuing Education SeminarAsset Protection Planning– Why Estates Remain at Risk2005
Specialty Program (2 Day)Advanced Irrevocable Life Insurance2004
Specialty Program (2 day)Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts2003
Specialty ProgramFamily Limited Partnerships2001
Specialty WorkshopFamily Limited Partnerships & Limited Liability Companies2000
Practicum 3Family Limited Partnership Compendium1999
Estate Planning CollegiumEngagement Letters1998