John W. Rodgers, Founding Member

John W. Rodgers, Founding Member | 615-295-2500

John W. Rodgers received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University in 1988 and his law degree from the University of Memphis in 1991. His areas of practice include corporate and commercial litigation, insurance, governmental law, land use/zoning, real estate, contracts, estate planning, wills and probate.

Mr. Rodgers was admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 1991.   He is admitted to practice before all Tennessee state courts, the United States District Court for the Middle and Western Districts of Tennessee, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Rodgers is past president of the Rutherford – Cannon County Bar Association and a member of the Tennessee Bar Association. In 1999, he was appointed to the Board of Zoning Appeals for the City of Murfreesboro and served as its chair from 2008 to 2016. In 2002, he was elected to the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners and reelected for a second term in 2006.  During his tenure on the Commission, he chaired the Commission’s Steering, Legislative and Governmental Committee. Mr. Rodgers is a past chair of the Board of Directors for Journeys in Community Living and served as a member of the Main Street of Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Board of Directors.   He is a 1999 graduate of Leadership Rutherford. In 2004, he completed the Tennessee Bar Association’s Leadership Law program. The 32 member Leadership Law class of attorneys was the inaugural class and was competitively selected from over 100 nominations from across the state.

Mr. Rodgers and his wife, Tonja, have two children and enjoy spending time on their farm where they raise registered and commercial angus cattle.