Criminal Defense Lawyers McDonald & Rogers, LLC Named to List of ‘Best Law Firms’

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For the fifth consecutive year, the Somerville, NJ-based law firm of McDonald & Rogers, LLC has been included in the “U.S. News & World Report” and Best Lawyers’ 2015 “Best Law Firms” list for criminal defense.

Pictures of John P. McDonald, Esq. and Michael J. Rogers, Esq.
"To have achieved this ranking for another year is both a privilege and an honor and reinforces that we are accomplishing our goal of providing the best criminal defense possible to those in need."

The law firm of McDonald & Rogers, LLC of Somerville, NJ has been named to the “U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers’ 2015” “Best Law Firms” list with a Metropolitan Tier 1 ranking in the areas of Criminal Defense: Non-White Collar and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. This marks the fifth year "U.S. News & World Report" and Best Lawyers have issued these rankings. McDonald & Rogers has been included on the list all five years.

The “Best Law Firms” list recognizes the professional excellence of law firms based on ratings received from the firms’ clients and peers. The tier rankings indicate the firm is highly respected by both their clients and other recognized lawyers within the firm’s practice areas for the ability, integrity and professionalism the firm exhibits.

Eligibility for the “Best Law Firms” listing requires at least one member of the firm to be included in the list of “The Best Lawyers in America,” which recognizes the top 4% of U.S. practicing attorneys, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. John P. McDonald, a partner in McDonald & Rogers, LLC, has earned inclusion on the “Best Lawyers in America” list for 20 consecutive years.

"To have achieved this ranking for another year is both a privilege and an honor and reinforces that we are accomplishing our goal of providing the best criminal defense possible to those in need," stated Mr. McDonald.

John P. McDonald and Michael J. Rogers established their partnership in 1980 and have been providing legal counsel to clients in the central New Jersey towns of Somerville, Bridgewater and surrounding municipalities since then. The partners, who specialize in criminal defense and civil litigation, each have over 30 years’ of litigation experience in all venues ranging from municipal to federal court.

John McDonald’s practice focuses mainly on State and federal litigation of both criminal and civil matters. He also represents employees of corporations being investigated for white collar criminal activities. Throughout his career, John McDonald has argued numerous appeals on both the State and federal level, bringing cases before both the New Jersey Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.

In addition to criminal defense and civil litigation, Michael Rogers specializes in appellate and public sector law. He possesses extensive trial experience in both criminal and civil matters, personal injury cases, family law, including juvenile matters, and municipal and administrative violations. Michael Rogers’ criminal defense experience ranges from traffic violations to DUI/DWI offenses to death penalty matters.

When forming their partnership more than 30 years ago, Messrs. McDonald and Rogers chose Somerville, the County Seat of Somerset County as their firm’s location, putting them in the heart of central New Jersey’s legal community. The partners credit the individual, personalized attention they give to each client for the success of their long-term partnership.

In addition to their robust legal practice, the attorneys are both involved in a number of State and local legal organizations and maintain an active volunteer commitment within their communities.

To learn more about these criminal defense lawyers and the law firm of McDonald & Rogers, LLC, visit

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Patricia Birchenough
McDonald & Rogers - Somerville NJ Attorneys at Law
since: 07/2014
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