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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Former General Counsel joins Wicker Park Group

Wicker Park Group, an international consultancy specializing in client feedback and business development strategy and training, is pleased to announce the addition of Shelby Rogers as a Senior Consultant based in Texas. Before joining Wicker Park Group, Rogers served as a Senior Instructor for the WJF Institute, training attorneys in client development and retention. During his nine-year tenure at WJF, he conducted more than 125 training workshops for over 1,600 attorneys nationally.

 “Having been a former General Counsel and law firm trainer, I recognize the value of the services that Wicker Park Group offers to support and improve the industry, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the team,” says Rogers. “Client feedback interviews are critical to improving the relationship between in-house and outside counsel, as well as reinforcing the importance of client service in the law firm.”

Rogers began his career in private practice 35 years ago, including serving as Managing Partner of his firm’s litigation section. He left private practice to become General Counsel of Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc. during one of the most tumultuous periods in Texas banking history. It was also the largest bank holding company in Texas and later became JPMorgan Chase Texas. Rogers also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel of Texas Medical Center in Houston as well as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for the State Bar of Texas.

“Shelby provides the perfect mix of experience and expertise for our clients who recognize that client service is just as important as providing sound legal advice,” says Nathaniel E. Slavin, founding partner at Wicker Park Group. “Shelby has been a long time friend of our firm, and we are thrilled he shares our passion for client service programs.”

Having chaired the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association from 1996-1997, Rogers also served as chair of the Corporate Counsel Section from 2000-2001 and the Futures Committee from 1999-2000 of the State Bar of Texas.  

He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976 and prior to that served in the U.S. Navy, including in-country combat duty in Vietnam from 1971-1973.

He is a frequent speaker and author for the Law Practice Management Section and the Business Law Section of the ABA as well as for the University of Texas School of Law and the State Bar of Texas.


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