Peter Michael Rogers

(412) 434-7500

Founding Attorney

Mr. Rogers practices exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration law.  He has more than 28 years of experience in business and family based immigration and litigating cases before U.S. immigration courts around the country and handling the most complex immigration issues.  Mr. Rogers has successfully represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies transferring multi-national managers and executives to the United States to professional athletes participating in nationally televised sporting events, to world renowned artists, performers, and scientists seeking permanent residence as aliens of extraordinary ability.

Mr. Rogers regularly works with entrepreneurs to establish businesses in the United States and to obtain status through those businesses as E-2 and E-1 treaty investors or traders. He also assists his business clients with meeting their short term personnel needs through temporary work visas including H-1B, H-2B, L and O visas and their long term personnel needs through PERM labor certification cases and EB-1 immigrant visa petitions. He has helped many individuals with changing their status in the United States and has obtained waivers of the two year foreign residence requirement for J-1 visa holders under section 212(e) of the INA based upon showings of hardship, persecution and no objection by the home country.

Mr. Rogers has extensive experience with helping families bring their loved ones to join them in the United States .  He works regularly with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services and the United States Department of State to obtain visas for spouses, parents and children. He has also successfully represented fiancees and fiances of United States citizens at a number of consulates around the world.

Mr. Rogers has particular experience with handling the most difficult cases which involve bars to admission due to criminal convictions or previous immigration violations.  He has worked with U.S. Immigration Offices around the world to obtain waivers of inadmissibility based upon showing extreme hardship to qualifying U.S. relatives and on other bases.  He also works closely with criminal counsel to ameliorate the immigration consequences of criminal activity. 

Mr. Rogers also handles matters of U.S. citizenship including through naturalization or derivation based upon the naturalization of a parent or through other means.

Mr. Rogers has successfully represented individuals before U.S. Immigration Courts around the country, in Federal District Courts, in United States Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court.  He has successfully argued cases involving asylum, withholding of removal, CAT, cancellation of removal, INA 212(c) relief, INA 212(a)(1)(H) waivers, adjustment of status and special relief programs such as NACARA, Life Legalization and Registry.  He has also successfully obtained adjustment of status for former permanent residents in conjunction with waivers of inadmissibility.   

Mr. Rogers is admitted to the Federal and State Bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1994. He is a graduate of Guilford College in Greensboro , NC . He received his Juris Doctor from Regent University in Virginia Beach , Virginia in 1994. At Regent he was captain of the Jessup International Moot Court Team and was the driving force behind the establishment of an Immigration Law curriculum at the University. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where is served as Chapter Chairman of the local Pittsburgh chapter from 2006-2007.  Mr. Rogers speaks Spanish.

Areas of Practice:

         Immigration Law

Bar Admissions:

United States Supreme Court, 2016

Pennsylvania, 1994

U.S Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1994

U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2003

U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1994

U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2004

U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2019

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2004


Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 1994

Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, 1988
B.S. - Political Science

Published Works:

Fundamentals of Immigration Law, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2004

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Fundamentals of Immigration Law, Allegheny County Bar Association, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1998 - Present

Past Employment Positions:

Founder, Rogers & Rogers, 1998 - Present

Attorney, Nagel & Goldstein, 1994 - 1998




  • "Very Knowledgeable"

    "Rogers & Rogers has handled my E-2 visa matters for the past 15 years. They were responsible for getting my E status and visa and I have always found them to be very knowledgeable about my visa options. They have been extremely capable and professional in their approach to my case and I always f...
  • "They never stopped fighting for me"

    "When I first met Pete Rogers, I was on my way back to Jamaica  . . . and not by choice! Today, I am a United States citizen due entirely to the hard work of Pete and his staff.  No matter how long it took and how hard the government fought to send me back, Rogers & Rogers never gave up on me.  I...
  • "Business Immigration Pros"

    "Rogers & Rogers, PC has handled our business immigration matters for years... our company's revenues multiplied more than ten times thanks in large part to their efforts."
  • "Found a solution where other lawyers could not"

    "I came to the United States from Vietnam in 1999 on a C-1 visa.  I met with several lawyers over the years and they all told me that, because I had come in on the C-1, they couldn't help me without sending me back to Vietnam which would be very risky.  I met with Pete Rogers and he too wasn't su...

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