Maya Simmons Rogers is the Managing Partner of Simmons Rogers, LLC. Attorney Rogers attended Florida A&M University and interned with several Fortune 500 companies including Southern Company - Georgia Power, Procter & Gamble, and Ernst and Young during her tenure. After graduating from Florida A&M with both her undergraduate and graduate degrees, Attorney Rogers moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan to attend law school. During her tenure at The University of Michigan Law School, Attorney Rogers was very active on campus and served in several elected and appointed leadership positions. While attending law school, Attorney Rogers also had the opportunity to extern with the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town.
Following her externship, Attorney Rogers went to work in the ERISA Litigation group at Alston & Bird, LLP. During her time at Alston & Bird, Attorney Rogers gained extensive experience representing numerous Fortune 500 employers and defending large national insurance companies against claims for denied health, disability (short and long term), and life insurance benefits.
After leaving Alston & Bird, but prior to founding Simmons Rogers, LLC, Attorney Rogers was able to gain extensive experience serving as outside general counsel to a number of businesses in varying stages from startups to mid-sized multi-million dollar companies. In this capacity, Attorney Rogers had the opportunity to represent entrepreneurs and business executives in a wide variety of transactions and industries. From selecting the most appropriate business entity, negotiating the purchase of a new business, to contract review and negotiation, patent prosecution, and copyright and trademark registration and licensing. Attorney Rogers has also had the opportunity to assist clients with developing various employment agreements, creating company policies and handbooks, hiring and terminating employees, and negotiating severance packages for employees and high level executives.
Attorney Rogers is no stranger to conflict or litigation. She has represented her clients in numerous litigation matters, mediations, and arbitrations.
Attorney Rogers continues to represent businesses but now also has the opportunity to assist her business clients and others with more personal matters. Attorney Rogers has helped entrepreneurs and other clients plan for the end of life as well as possible incapacitation. Attorney Rogers has also helped her clients navigate life-changing events ranging from pre-nuptial agreements to tragic accidents.
While practicing law is time consuming, Mrs. Rogers has always found time to give back. She has served on the executive board of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys ("GABWA"), a bar association of more than 600 judges, lawyers, and law students; participated with Everybody Wins Power Lunch Reading Program, Project SALUTE, Georgia Appleseed's Heir Property Project, and completed countless hours of pro bono legal services throughout her career. Mrs. Rogers served on the Board of Directors for the Refugee Women's Network for four years and was also the Board Treasurer. She currently teaches Business Law and Ethics courses at a national university in the metro-Atlanta area.
Mrs. Rogers is a native of Albany, Georgia who relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to practice law. Mrs. Rogers believes deeply that practicing law is a way for her to help people and to help make the world a better place.