SHELBY R. ROGERS, J.D.
Shelby joined The WJF Institute in 2004 as an instructor for the Client Development and Relationship Management Workshop. Shelby has extensive experience as general counsel and executive management in both public and private companies.
From 1987 to 1993, Shelby was General Counsel of Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc., a $20 billion banking organization. Shelby then served as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Texas Medical Center for seven years, serving fifteen non-profit hospitals, two medical schools, one dental school, four nursing schools and twenty supporting institutions. Shelby was the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the State Bar of Texas from 2000 to 2003, overseeing the overall daily internal operations with an operating budget of $30 million and 325 employees. Shelby also was in private practice for ten years with a Jackson, Mississippi law firm, as Partner-in-Charge of the Litigation Section.
Shelby has held several posts of distinction within the legal community. He chaired the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association (ABA) from 1996 to 1997. He has been the Chair of the Corporate Counsel Section (2000-2001) and Chair of the Futures Committees (1999-2000) for the State Bar of Texas. Shelby was also President of the Federal Bar Association, Mississippi Chapter. Shelby is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, the Houston Bar Foundation and the College of Law Practice Management.
Shelby frequently speaks and writes for the Law Practice Management, Litigation, Young Lawyers and Business Law Sections of the ABA, Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), Legal Assistant Management Association (LAMA), National Association of Legal Vendors (NALV), Mead Data Central, University of Texas Law School and the State Bar of Texas. He is also a graduate of the Governor's Executive Development Program.
Shelby received his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to practice in both Mississippi and Texas. Additionally, he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals - 5th and 11th Circuits, U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas, and U.S. District Court - Southern District of Mississippi.Shelby served in the U.S. Navy from 1971 to 1973, including combat duty in the Republic of South Viet Nam in 1972.