David Rogers To Become Managing Partner of Foulston Siefkin LLP June 1, 2023
May 8, 2023
The partners of law firm Foulston Siefkin LLP have elected David Rogers as the firm’s managing partner, effective June 1. Rogers is a trial lawyer with 35 years’ experience; he is based in Wichita as part of the firm’s Wichita litigation practice group. He succeeds interim managing partner Kevin Arnel, who stepped in after previous managing partner Jason Lacey departed to join another former Foulston partner in long-time firm client IMA’s legal department.
Rogers becomes only the firm’s 12th managing partner since the firm’s founding in 1919. While Rogers adds managing partner responsibilities, he will continue to advise clients in his litigation practice. Arnel, a member of the firm’s five-member executive committee, remains an active transactional attorney with a large not-for-profit, tax-exempt, and business practice. He had served as Foulston’s managing partner for eight years prior to Jason Lacey’s tenure.
“Kevin has served the firm so well,” Rogers said. “He and our executive committee have already set the firm on a steady and successful path. Like the managing partners before me, I intend to support our lawyers and staff by promoting the values we have followed for more than 100 years: delivering excellent counsel and representation for our clients and service to the community where we live and work.”
“David’s decades of top-notch legal experience and client service have earned him the respect and trust of the firm’s partners to guide Foulston,“ said Arnel. “He has demonstrated the leadership, sound decision-making, and commitment to the firm’s values that we know will make him an excellent managing partner for many years to come.”
Rogers joined Foulston’s litigation practice in 1998, after valuable stints in private practice with other law firms. He represents clients in jury trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals in state and federal courts. Many of Rogers’ cases involve product liability issues; he also handles insurance coverage disputes, employment matters, and a broad range of business cases. He serves as an arbitrator on the employment and commercial panels for the American Arbitration Association and also provides counseling and representation to faith-based and educational organizations.
Rogers has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© for more than 20 years, including recognition by Best Lawyers® in 2021, 2019, and 2016 as Wichita Product Liability Litigation – Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Benchmark Litigation has named Rogers a Local Litigation Star and Labor and Employment Star, and Chambers USA identifies him as a leading lawyer in the US in the area of Litigation: General Commercial. He earned his undergraduate degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas and University of Kansas School of Law, and is a member of the Product Liability Advisory Council, the Defense Research Institute, and the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel. He is a longtime member and former president of the South Central Area Command Salvation Army Board of Trustees and previously served on the Board of Trustees for Trinity Academy.
As the largest law firm based in Kansas, with offices in Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita, Foulston Siefkin LLP provides legal services to a broad range of clients — from large national and international corporations to small businesses to individuals. Foulston’s lawyers are consistently recognized as among the leading lawyers in the United States. For more than 100 years, Foulston’s lawyers have provided counsel in a wide range of practice areas, including civil and complex litigation, tax, business matters, employment and labor, and healthcare. For more information, contact Tammy Allen, chief marketing officer, at 316.291.9572, firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.foulston.com.