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Marakay Jessica Rogers

Family Attorney at York, PA

4.6   9 reviews

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I do have an interest in politics, and have twice been my party's nominee for Attorney General of Pennsylvania.  I also enjoy travel, and particularly love England and St. Maarten.

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Licensed for 37 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 02/26/2023

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Marakay Jessica Rogers
1154 Mount Rose Avenue
York, PA, 17403


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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2013
Honest and reliable
Marakay Rogers helped me with a child custody case recently. She was honest and upfront with me about what we would be dealing with and our chances for success, although they were limited. Not only did she let me know what to expect, she was in my corner every step of the way. With her knowledge and persistence, we won the case on every count. Every phone call that I've left for her was returned in a reasonable amount of time and any necessary paperwork was delivered quickly. I'm happy to use her again and to recommend her to anyone who wants to know that they have a fighter with them in their corner.
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Posted by Diane | October 23, 2012
#1 in my book...
I have been fortunate to have had Ms. Rogers represent me on several occasions. All I can say is this: Any attorney who can put up with me as a client, and still hold her own in any courtroom is a winner in my book. I would recommend Marakay anytime, any day.
Posted by Terri | June 9, 2012
Not only would I recommend her, I have recommended her several times and all with the same experience I have had, very pleased. I have also worked for her as a Paralegal and her professionalism in every case is beyond reproach. Ms. Rogers never ceases to surprise me at the varied amount of law she has worked with and retains knowledge of.
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Posted by Robyn | May 31, 2011
highly recommend
Marakay provided services for my family when we desparately needed help in relation to a debt counseling service we had gone through. The debt counseling service was not very good or helpful,but fortunately for us they led us to Marakay's services and she was assigned to our account. We have been extremely satisfied with her representation on our behalf.
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Posted by Glenn | May 25, 2011
Wonderful Work
I am very fortunate to have found a lawyer who has provided guidance and knowledge in a caring way. Marakay has made herself always available for whenever i needed advice or answers to troubling questions.
Posted by Kay | May 15, 2011
Empassioned and thorough
MJ Rogers is committed to clients and the legal system.She's thorough and fair, and really listens to clients' issues. She goes after problems until they're settled.
Posted by Melissa | February 23, 2011
Very Good
Very good Attorney knows family law, very pleased with my results.
Posted by Carl | February 17, 2011
In My Humble Opinion
MJR was and is very personable. In preparing our case she challenged us to use our skills to prepare the documentation we needed for her to represent us and win a sizable decrease in our assessment. When we needed other professionals to bolster our case she had the appropriate contacts. The Chairperson of the Review Board complimented MJR on her preparation and the excellent exhibits. She credited us with the work, but she was ready to make the argument and we won. We have used MJR for several different cases and all of our experiences have been positive.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2013
To keep this short and sweet, I wouldn't recommend this women to anyone. She us unresponsive, unprofessional, rude and just plain wrong. I read these other reviews and wonder if relatives wrote them about her. If shes currently your lawyer. GOOD LUCK.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hoffmeyer and Semmelman
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Director of Paralegal Studies
  • Keystone Technical Institute (then AMAB)
  • 1989 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • part-time practice
  • 1988 - 1997
  • Executive Director
  • York City Human Relations Commission
  • 1985 - 1989
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  • Dickinson School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1984
  • Wilson College
  • A.B. (magna cum laude)
  • 1981

Legal Cases

  • Guardianship transfer
  • Guardianship transferred
  • M.A. v. K.A.
  • Court awarded 50/50 custody my client requested
  • G.P. v. S.P.
  • Father awarded majority custody, able to move children to NY
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  • Wilson College Alumni Association
  • 1981 - Present
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • N/A

Honors and Awards

  • Included
  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • 2011
  • (Law) Teacher of the Year
  • PA Association of Private School Administrators
  • 1996
  • Women in Government Award
  • Pennsylvania Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • LPPA state convention
  • Ballot access update
  • 2010
  • GPPA state convention
  • Ballot access law
  • 2008
  • League of Women Voters Forum
  • Addressing the PATRIOT Act
  • 2004
  • Newark, NJ
  • Copyright law and internet media fiction
  • 2002
  • Columbia, MD
  • Copyright Law and Internet Media Fiction
  • 2001
  • York organizations
  • Jewish Law and Organ Donation
  • 1988
  • Hellam, PA
  • AIDS Discrimination
  • 1987
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (10)
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Child custody Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Rogers serves the needs of her clients well in making sure that all of their legal matters are handled properly, even if it involves screening attorneys from out of state. I endorse her."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rogers is a passionate advocate for her clients."
Juvenile law Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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