About: Lex Rogerson


Lex Rogerson is bankruptcy lawyer in Lexington, South Carolina. He is a native of Darlington, SC and attended public schools in Columbia. He graduated from Yale University and the University of South Carolina School of Law.

After admission to the bar in 1978, Lex worked for the state department of labor, trying occupational safety cases. He then realized a dream of living in the Rocky Mountains, moving to Missoula, Montana, where he worked with a small civil law firm. In 1981, he returned to South Carolina to work as a public defender.

Lex began private practice in Lexington in 1984 and has been representing consumers in bankruptcy cases since. He has always concentrated on representing ordinary individuals and throughout his career has assisted clients in criminal defense, police misconduct, personal injury, small estates, and appeals. For the last 10 to 15 years, bankruptcy has been his primary area of practice.

Bankruptcy attorneys and other lawyers frequently ask Lex to speak at seminars. He has led presentations on bankruptcy law the general practitioner needs to know, ethical issues in bankruptcy practice, and current developments in consumer bankruptcy. In 2008, a bankruptcy judge asked his collaboration in a seminar on trial evidence in bankruptcy court.

For three years, Lex taught legal writing as an adjunct at the USC School of Law. He understands that explaining the law clearly, not in jargon, is as important when discussing options with a client as when writing for a court. As someone told a group of lawyers many years ago: like it or not, when you entered law school, you became a professional communicator.

Understanding a lawyer’s obligation to serve the public and the justice system, Lex has been president of the Lexington County Bar Association and serves on its advisory committee. He is circuit and regional chair of the Resolution of Fee Disputes Board and a member of the SC Bar Pro Bono Committee. In 2001, he was named Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. The SC Supreme Court awarded him a certificate of appreciation for public service in 2002, and in 2006, he received the Billy Robinson Public Service Award from the SC Bankruptcy Law Association.

Lex has been lead attorney on published decisions in the South Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and in the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He maintains an “AV” rating in Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest category for both legal ability and ethical standards.

Lex and his wife Shirley have been married for 27 years. They have two daughters, ages 19 and 22. While away from the office, Lex enjoys backpacking and hunting. He plays catcher in the SBL, a senior men’s baseball league. Though an unimpressive hitter, his teammates nevertheless say he plays hustling defense, calls a good game, and is fearless on plays at the plate.

Contact Information:

Lex A. Rogerson, Jr.

P.O. Box 365

111 E. Main Street, Ste. C

Lexington, SC 29072

(803) 359-5520

(803) 359-5555 (facsimile)

[email protected]

**CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure standards and policies.

Lex Rogerson, Columbia Area Bankruptcy Lawyer

Posts by lrogerson:

Appeals Courts: Keeping Social Security In Bankruptcy Can Be Good Faith

Appeals Courts: Keeping Social Security In Bankruptcy Can Be Good Faith

12.05.2012  |  No Comments ››

Two federal courts of appeal hold that Chapter 13 debtors who receive social security benefits do not act in bad faith by failing to contribute that income to their bankruptcy plans. The 2005 bankruptcy law changes ... Continue Reading »

Fourth Circuit Adopts Economic Unit Definition of Household

Fourth Circuit Adopts Economic Unit Definition of Household

07.23.2012  |  No Comments ››

By Columbia - Lexington Bankruptcy Attorney Lex Rogerson The Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has decided the means test, the statutory formula for determining disposable income of consumer debtors, must take into ... Continue Reading »

Bankruptcy Means Test: Knowns and Unknowns

Bankruptcy Means Test: Knowns and Unknowns

11.12.2011  |  4 Comments ››

Written by Columbia Bankruptcy Lawyer, Lex A. Rogerson, Jr. Several years ago a then U.S. Secretary of Defense opined publicly, if confusingly, about foreign affairs, saying there are known unknowns and unknown unknowns.  ... Continue Reading »

File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Do Nothing?

File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or Do Nothing?

06.19.2010  |  8 Comments ››

Written by Lex Rogerson, Lexington Bankruptcy Lawyer Filing bankruptcy can be a lengthy process and require a good deal of effort on the part of the debtor.  For this reason, my Lexington, South Carolina ... Continue Reading »