Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers is a Connecticut native. After graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1979, she earned a
Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law in 1983.
Chief Justice Rogers spent her career as an attorney at the law firm of Cummings & Lockwood, where she specialized in commercial and employment litigation. In 1991, she was elected as a partner of the firm.
In January of 1998, Chief Justice Rogers was sworn in as a Superior Court judge. Her assignments included serving as the presiding judge for juvenile matters in Bridgeport, the presiding judge for civil matters in the Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, the regional Child Protection Session in Middletown, and the Complex Litigation Docket in Stamford.
On March 15, 2006 Chief Justice Rogers was sworn in as an Appellate Court judge, and on April 25, 2007, Chief Justice Rogers was sworn in as Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court.
The Governor nominated her for another eight-year term on March 31, 2015 and she was sworn in
on April 22, 2015.
Chief Justice Rogers currently serves on the State Justice Institute's Board of Directors and on June 13, 2016 was elected as Chairperson. She was appointed to the Board in December of 2010 by President Barack Obama, with the advice and consent of the Senate. She was appointed to the Federal-State Jurisdiction Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts in 2012. Chief Justice Rogers also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Conference of Chief Justices and as a member of the Civil Justice Implementation Steering Committee and was selected as Chairperson on August 18, 2016. She has also served on the National Center for State Courts Expanding Court Access to Justice Project Advisory Committee and the Conference of Chief Justices Civil Justice Initiative Committee.
In May of 2010, Chief Justice Rogers received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the Quinnipiac University School of Law and in December of 2011, she received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Hartford. Additionally, Chief Justice Rogers is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law since 2012.