Wilson D. Rogers, III

Attorney at Law

A highly experienced trial attorney for the South Shore.


Wilson Rogers is an attorney with nearly thirty years of experience. A graduate of Holy Cross and Boston College Law School, he holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest "AV" peer review rating. He has been selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America ®, the universally regarded definitive guide to legal excellence. He has also been named as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer, as published in Boston Magazine. For twenty-five years, Wilson Rogers represented the Archdiocese of Boston in numerous litigation matters, including the sexual abuse crisis. He had a lead role in the resolution of a global settlement for $10 million for then pending claims of eighty-six alleged victims of the defrocked priest, John Geoghan. At one time, he oversaw nearly six hundred claims of sexual abuse pending against the Archdiocese of Boston.

He has successfully represented both Plaintiffs and Defendants in a wide range of civil litigation matters over the years of his practice, in both the state and the federal courts, including personal injury, wrongful death, business litigation, negligent hiring, trip and fall, civil rights, motor vehicle, sexual abuse, breach of contract, and employment matters.

Wilson Rogers has represented clients before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, and before the Boards of Registration in Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy.

He also provides counsel to individuals with respect to buying and selling residential properties. He also represents individuals with respect to the preparation of wills, powers of attorney and healthcare proxies.

Wilson Rogers is admitted to practice in both the state and federal courts in Massachusetts, as well as the United States First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Representative Matters

  • mediated over 250 settlements, including one settlement for $10,000,000
  • tried to verdict over 35 medical malpractice trials
  • tried to verdict 15 wrongful death cases
  • litigated numerous matters including breach of contract, sexual abuse, medical malpractice, civil rights, wrongful termination, claims under the Massachusetts Wage Act for both wages and commissions, motor vehicle, and trip and fall matters
  • represented numerous entities against claims for the alleged negligent hiring, retention, and/or supervision of employees or agents, who allegedly sexually abused a student, patient or resident of the entity
  • in a bifurcated trial, secured a verdict with co-counsel for $2,000,000 in a breach of contract action involving a real estate commission; before beginning the second trial involving an alleged breach of M.G.L. c. 93A settled the entire matter for $4,250,000
  • obtained a settlement of $250,000 from the United States in a medical malpractice claim on behalf of a patient of the Veteran’s Administration
  • obtained an arbitration award of approximately $200,000 on behalf of a local business for the early termination of a contract for services, which included an award of attorneys’ fees
  • have secured settlements on behalf of clients for both wages and commissions not paid by their employers incident to claims asserted under the Massachusetts Wage Act
  • during trial obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a commercial tenant who lost his business as a result of the tenant’s wrongful eviction by a landlord on Martha’s Vineyard
  • obtained a defense verdict for a nursing home and its Director of Nursing in a case in which it was alleged that they had negligently hired and supervised an employee who admitted to sexually assaulting a patient
  • secured a settlement of $200,000 on behalf of the estate of a patient of a nursing home in a claim in which the patient was terminally ill with cancer and suffered a stroke due to a medication error
  • secured a settlement on behalf of clients who had entered into a partnership with a family member and purchased with the family member a significant investment property; the family member stopped making his required contributions to the mortgage and had a lien asserted against him for failure to pay taxes which resulted in a federal tax lien being placed on the property; in addition to the settlement, which included the property being placed in the clients’ names, the federal tax lien was removed from the investment property
  • secured a defense verdict on behalf of a physician who participated in a surgery in which a device was left behind in the patient necessitating a subsequent surgery
  • obtained a settlement for a hotel guest against a national hotel chain as a result of an injury the guest suffered at a pool which subsequently became infected requiring hospitalization
  • obtained a defense verdict in an informed consent case on behalf of a cardiologist who perforated an artery while using an experimental laser, which was approved by the F.D.A. only as an investigational device; the patient required bypass surgery and there was no record of the required signed informed consent
  • brought suit on behalf of a motor vehicle accident victim in which a significant lost wage component was disputed, ultimately resulting in a settlement for the policy limits of $500,000
  • secured a defense verdict on behalf of a commercial landlord which was sued by a church tenant who alleged the landlord had not offered the tenant the opportunity to purchase the property under a right of first refusal set forth in the lease
  • obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a cardiologist who allegedly misdiagnosed a patient’s congestive heart failure resulting in the patient’s death
  • after bringing suit, secured a significant settlement on behalf of the estate of a nursing home patient who sustained injuries while a patient of the nursing home resulting in the patient’s death
  • obtained a settlement of a significant severance package on behalf of an employee wrongfully terminated
  • secured a defense verdict on behalf of a local private school and its principal who were sued for damages when a parent was banned from the school property for the school year including for that parent’s student’s high school graduation
  • secured the settlement of numerous claims for personal injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents
  • obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a nurse who administered a medication allegedly contraindicated which resulted in a maternal death in the immediate aftermath of the mother giving birth
  • secured the dismissal of several lawsuits brought against the Archdiocese of Boston arising out of parish closures
  • obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a nurse practitioner and two nurses in which it was alleged that they had failed to appropriately identify that a newborn in the neonatal intensive care unit had developed necrotizing enterocolitis which led to the newborn’s death
  • brought suit in federal court on behalf of four college students against a local town and a police officer for civil rights violations resulting in a settlement for $165,000
  • secured a defense verdict for a cardiology resident who was performing a cardiac catherization which resulted in the perforation of an artery and the patient’s death
  • secured the successful settlement of a claim against a national chain for a breach of warranty claim for the installation of vinyl siding on a residential home
  • obtained a defense verdict for eight employees of a local community hospital in a case in which a patient sustained significant physical injuries while being restrained
  • secured a settlement of a claim brought against a national restaurant chain on behalf of guest who’s prosthetic device was damaged due to the negligence of wait staff
  • secured a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency room nurse in a case in which a twelve year old boy with a shunt was scheduled to be transferred to another hospital, suffered a seizure, and died shortly after the transfer; there was no documentation of the seizure in the emergency room record, the nurse maintained that she had advised the doctor of the seizure, and the doctor denied any knowledge of the seizure
  • successfully secured a significant settlement on behalf of a local business for the wrongful termination of a contract for services
  • obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a physician in a wrongful death action in which he had treated a 21 year old lobsterman who died as a result of staph endocarditis after having been bitten by a lobster
  • obtained a settlement from a national hotel chain on behalf of a handicapped hotel guest who was injured when a shower bench collapsed
  • obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a psychiatrist in a wrongful death action in which her patient committed suicide in the hospital
  • secured a defense verdict on behalf of a religious order in which a priest of the order entered into a sexual relationship with a married woman who was seeking counselling from the priest
  • obtained a defense verdict for a doctor in an informed consent case in which a 4 year old boy underwent a blood transfusion which was HIV tainted resulting in the boy’s death
  • brought suit on behalf of a teenage boy shot by his father who was convicted for attempted murder; settlement was reached with the father’s homeowner’s insurer
  • secured a significant settlement against a youth organization and its leader after bringing suit on behalf a young boy who sustained a nerve injury during a youth outing
  • Represented clients before The Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, The Board of Registration in Medicine, The Board of Nursing and The Board of Pharmacy
  • Extensive experience providing counsel to clients on a broad range of legal issues including employment, real estate, corporate, and risk management matters


Wilson D. Rogers, III

89 Essex Heights Drive

Weymouth, MA 02188

(781) 794-1600