A former corporate lawyer for Conoco Phillips, Rodgers began taking on pro bono asylum cases in his spare time in 1998. After retiring from his day job in 2008, he’s been representing clients in asylum and other pro bono immigration cases full time and helping other attorneys do the same.
Rodgers personally has worked on 30 asylum cases and has mentored dozens of attorneys through another 50. Asylum law is much more than an interest, for Rodgers, it’s a dedication born of a passion for justice, and helping people escape peril and persecution in their home countries.
From his first case, involving a man from El Salvador who had fled civil war, he was hooked.