Rogers & Greenberg Firm History
Rogers & Greenberg L.L.P. traces its history back to 1846 with the admission of D.W. Iddings, Sr. to the Ohio bar. D.W. Iddings and his sons, William B. Iddings and Charles D. Iddings, joined together in practice in the 1870s to form Iddings & Iddings. The Firm was carried on by Charles’ sons, Daniel W. Iddings Jr. and Andrew S. Iddings. The modern era of the Firm began in 1927 when Harry P. Jeffrey joined the Firm to form Iddings & Jeffrey.
From the outset, the Firm has focused on providing general legal services to the entrepreneur who created, developed and operated a business enterprise. Harry Jeffrey built on that foundation and established a strong interest in litigation, personal injury and divorce. After 35 years as a solo practitioner with an emphasis on business and real estate, William A. Rogers, Sr. joined the Firm in the 1940s to continue the business aspect of the Firm’s practice while Harry Jeffrey served as a United States Congressman. When William A. Rogers, Sr. left the Firm in the early 1950s to own and manage a business venture in Chicago, J. Robert Donnelly joined the Firm and developed a strong business and estate planning practice.
The Firm’s growth continued in 1960 with the addition of William A. Rogers, Jr. who concentrated his practice on the legal representation of medical and dental groups and small business enterprises, expanding the Firm’s estate and trust planning practice and beginning the Firm’s pension and profit-sharing planning practice. In 1967, Stanley Z. Greenberg joined the Firm and began expanding the Firm’s litigation and emerging family law practice, an area in which Stan Greenberg became the recognized leader in the Dayton Bar. With the retirement of Harry Jeffrey and Richard G. Snell in the 1980s, the Firm became known as Rogers & Greenberg and built upon the reputation of Iddings & Iddings as a well-respected member of the Dayton legal community.
Today, over 150 years after its founding, John M. Cloud, James G. Kordik, Michelle S. Vollmar and Channing M. Kordik form the Firm’s Small Business Planning and Transactional Group, focusing on the representation of business enterprises and medical and dental professional groups, with a special emphasis on tax planning, and the Estate Planning and Estate and Trust Administration Group, assisting individuals in all phases of estate planning. In addition, John Cloud has become a recognized expert in estate planning and pension and profit-sharing law. Barry W. Mancz, Cynthia Westwood and Christopher Cloud carry on the Firm’s excellence in litigation, focusing on commercial and employment related litigation as well as representing selected personal injury claimants. Barry Mancz, along with Jim Kordik, Michelle Vollmar and Channing Kordik also handle real estate transactions for the Firm. Keith R. Kearney and L. Anthony Lush, with over 30 years of experience in the field of family law, Amy R. Blair, Cynthia Westwood and Christopher Cloud form the Firm’s Family Law Group to carry on the tradition of excellence in the field since the untimely death of Stan Greenberg on June 10, 2003. Christopher Cloud also practices Criminal Defense and OVI/DUI Defense in local jurisdictions.