Helen Sfikas Rogers

Helen Sfikas Rogers

Location:
Nashville, Tennessee
Phone:
888-521-9952
Fax:
615-320-9933
Email:

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1981

Education

  • Nashville School of Law, Nashville, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: Class Rank: 17 in Class of 54
  • Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida - 1975
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1974
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Economics

Published Works

  • Six Months or Six Days: When You Can File for Divorce in Tennessee? , Tennessee Bar Association
  • "The First Amendment Option in Civil Rights Cases", The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer, 1988
  • "Divorce, It Will Affect Your Business Sooner or Later", Nashville Business Journal, Spring, 1997
  • "If You Live Together, It Will Cost You", Nashville Bar Journal, Vol. 11, 7, July, 2002
  • "Gonewski and Alimony in Tennessee", The Tennessee Trial Lawyer, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer, 2010

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • Adventist Risk Management
  • Brauer Material Handling
  • Kentucky-Tennessee Conference, Association of Seventh-Day Adventists
  • South Central Conference Association of Seventh-Day Adventists

References

  • Sun Trust Bank

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, New Lawyers Seminar, Law Office Management, 1990 - 1993
  • Speaker, "Prime Time" Program, Wills & Estates, Memorial Hospital, 1990 - 1992
  • Speaker, Capital Gain and Valuation, Tax Aspects of Divorce in Tennessee, 1993 - Present
  • Speaker, Mediation Tax Consequences, Key Issues in Family Law, 1993 - Present
  • Speaker, Spring and Fall Education Programs, Wills and Estates, YWCA, 1989 - Present
  • Speaker, Child Custody & Visitation in Tennessee, Experts and Modification of Decrees, National Business Institute, October 27, 1994
  • Speaker, Ethical Considerations in Family Law, Nashville Bar Association Convention, July 14, 1994
  • Speaker, Podiatric Malpractice Featuring Dr. Brian Bacardi, ABC's 20/20, April 14, 1995
  • Speaker, Paralegals in Family Law Practice, Ethics and Appellate Procedure, National Business Institute, May 11, 1995
  • Speaker, Child Custody and Visitation in Tennessee, Ethics, Experts and Change of Custody, NBI, December 12, 1995
  • Speaker, Mock Trial, Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Issues, Certified Property and Casualty Underwriters Annual Meeting, March 14, 1996
  • Speaker, Education Program, Estate Planning and Trusts, Nashville YWCA, May 7, 1996 - May 30, 1996
  • Speaker, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Ethics, Modification and Litigation, September 26, 1996
  • Speaker, Pre-Nuptial Seminar, Legal Rights, Modification, Provisions & Drafting, Nashville YWCA, May 13, 1997
  • Speaker, Domestic Law, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 - 1998
  • Speaker, Advising Family Business in Tennessee, Heritage Professional Publishing, October 22, 1997
  • Speaker, Wills & Trusts, People's Law School, 1998
  • Speaker, Ethics and Procedures, Adoption Law, NBI, October 8, 1997
  • Speaker, Ethics, Grounds for Divorce, Domestic Relations in Tennessee, NBI, January 15, 1998
  • Speaker, Recent Developments in Sexual Harassment Cases, Middle Tennessee Claims Managers Council, October 2, 1998
  • Speaker, Procedure and Ethics, Adoption Law, NBI, March 16, 1999
  • Speaker, Seminar on Cases Study of Jackie Beard Case, Tennessee Association of Private Investigators, Annual Meeting, June 2, 2001
  • Speaker, Ethics: Know Your Rules, Know Your Role, Family Law, NBA, October 2, 2003
  • Speaker, What's New in Domestic Law, Williamson County Bar, March 5, 2004
  • Speaker, Update of Domestic Law, Williamson County Bar, February 4, 2006
  • Speaker, Practical Application of the New Child Support Guidelines, Nashville Bar Association, February 9, 2005
  • Presenter, Significant Topics in Domestic Law, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., April 6, 2006
  • Speaker, 2005 Child Support, Williamson County Bar Guidelines, February 8, 2005
  • Mediation Training, American Arbitration Association, 1992
  • Arbitration Training, American Arbitration Association, 1992
  • Civil Mediation Training, Dispute Resolution Services David Strawn, 1996
  • Advanced Mediation, Tennessee Bar, 1999
  • Presenter, Domestic Law Seminar, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., May 6, 2004
  • Presenter, Domestic Law Seminar, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., April 14, 2005
  • Presenter, Domestic Law Forum, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Assn., April 5, 2007
  • Instructor, Law Office Procedure, Domestic Relations and Corporations, Southeastern Paralegal Institute, 1984 - 1992
  • Speaker, Client Communication and Management, Tennessee Association for Justice, February 3, 2012 - February 4, 2012
  • Speaker & Program Chair, Mediation Techniques that Work and the Ones that Do Not, Tennessee Association for Justice, April 15, 2012 - Present
  • Presenter, 2012 Domestic Case Law Update, Sumner County Bar, May 3, 2012 - Present
  • Presenter, 2012 Domestic Case Law Update, Williamson County Bar, May 4, 2012 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • National Directory of Who's Who in American Executives and Professionals, Membership Number 16531
  • Honorary Member, Tennessee Association of Private Investigators
  • AV Rated Attorney, Martindale Hubbell
  • Top 50: 2013 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Committee Chairperson
  • State of Tennessee, Hearing Panel Member, Board of Professional Responsibility, 1990 - 1996
  • Nashville Bar Association, Ethics and Professionalism Practice Committees, 1990 - 1993
  • Nashville Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service, Chairperson, 1992 - 1994
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member, Pro Bono Board of Directors, 1992 - 1994
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member, ADR Committee, 1998 - Present
  • Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association, Member, Fee Dispute Committee, 2000 - Present
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association Lawyers Association for Women
  • American Arbitration Association, Panel Member
  • Mediation Association of Tennessee, Nashville Chapter
  • National Association for Women Business, Owners, 1998
  • Tennessee Association of Private Investigators, Honorary Member
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors Member, 2005 - 2007
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, Vice Chair, Legislative Committee, 1993 - 2007

Past Employment Positions

  • Little, Thrailkill & Owen, P.C., Nashville, Tennessee, Paralegal, 1975 - 1978
  • Ken Innis Advanced Financial Planning (Now Southeastern Financial Group), Nashville, Tennessee, Technical Assistant, 1978 - 1980
  • Watts, Sweeney, Lewis & Rogers, Nashville, Tennessee, Solo Practitioner, 1980 - 1983
  • Link, Jones, Rogers & Porter, Nashville, Tennessee, Partner, 1983 - 1984
  • Jones & Rogers, Nashville, Tennessee, Partner, 1984 - 1997
  • Special Judge in Circuit and General Sessions Court, 1993 - 1996

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer, YWCA Legal Clinic, 1981 - 2000
  • Youth Advisor, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1999 - 2009
  • Member, Greek Ladies Philoptochos Society at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church
  • President, Myrtlewood/Highlands Homeowners Association, 1989
  • President, Parish Council at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1994 - 1996
  • Chairperson, Metropolitan Transportation Licensing Commission for Nashville and Davidson County

Languages

  • Modern Greek
  • French