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Sara S. Rogers

Senior Counsel

  • (T) 803.540.2172
  • (F) 803.727.1481

As the daughter of a high school history and government teacher, Sally Rogers grew up with a love of history and politics. Sally found her niche in the law while working for Senator Strom Thurmond on his Senate Judiciary Committee staff, first as a law clerk and then as Committee counsel. She served as a law clerk for The Honorable Emory M. Sneeden, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Following her clerkship with Judge Sneeden, she entered the private sector.  Now, years later, Sally continues to work at the intersection of law and politics representing businesses and professionals on matters before the South Carolina General Assembly and State agencies.


*Registered Lobbyist


Georgetown University Law School, J.D., 1979

College of William and Mary, B.A., 1975, with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions

South Carolina

District of Columbia


Civic & Professional Memberships
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • South Carolina Women Lawyers Association
  • Former Member of the South Carolina Commission on Women
  • South Carolina Bar
  • American Bar Association

  • Best Lawyers in America Lawyer of the Year Columbia, SC for 2019 - Environmental Law
  • Listed in Best Lawyers for Environmental Law, Since 2007 and Government Relations Practice, Since 2012
  • Columbia Business Monthly's Legal Elite of the Midlands, 2018


Sally serves clients as both counsel and as a registered lobbyist with a focus on environmental and health care matters, although she works on a variety of issues. She has been integrally involved in the enactment of significant legislation and promulgation of numerous regulations including:

  • the South Carolina Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991 and subsequent revisions;

  • the Atlantic Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Implementation Act of 2000;

  • the South Carolina Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Information Technology Act of 2010 (electronics recycling);

  • tax credit enacted in 2012 for the purchase or lease of a plug-in hybrid vehicle;

  • the complete rewrite of the Medical Practice Act in 2006;

  • substantial revisions to the Nurse Practice Act in 2004;

  • substantial revisions to the Physician Assistants Practice Act in 2013;

  • numerous sets of solid waste regulations, including the current DHEC Landfill regulation and the DHEC Demonstration of Need regulation for solid waste facilities;

  • various regulations and policies pertaining to health care, including DHEC’s recently promulgated Immunization Registry regulation.


  • Presentation to the Annual Assembly of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (June 2013) on “Healthcare Legal Topics”
  • Presentation to the Southeastern Family Medicine Forum (August 2012) on “Mobilizing Members – Impacting Issues”
  • Editorial Board of Advisors for the Third Edition of Environmental Law in South Carolina (2011)

When the South Carolina Legislature is not in session, Sally enjoys spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She also likes to sing in the choir at church and would love to get back to playing piano someday (more lessons would be required!).

Finally, Sally is an avid sports fan – thanks to a father who played and coached numerous sports and was inducted into the Erskine Sports Hall of Fame.  She also relishes being the only Tiger fan in a family of Gamecocks.

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“Helping clients understand and follow the law is one thing, but working with the legislature to fix laws that don’t work is the fascinating part of my practice.”