Mark L. Rodgers

Mark L. Rodgers

Managing Partner
Bemidji, Minnesota
800-798-3617 (Toll Free)

Mark graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, Minnesota) in 1978 and from the Northwestern School of Law/Lewis and Clark College (Portland, Oregon) in 1981. In 1981, Mark and Sally Rodgers moved to Bemidji. Mark worked in general private practice and also part-time as an assistant county attorney from 1981 to 1984. From 1984 to 1992, Mark continued in private practice emphasizing workers' compensation and personal injury as well as working part-time as assistant public defender for the 9th Judicial District of Minnesota. From 1993 to the present, Mark has limited his practice primarily to representing injured people who are attempting to collect fair compensation from insurance companies. (Mark also assists individuals when they seek to obtain Social Security Disability, Unemployment Compensation, and other employment-related benefits and rights.)

Mark has tried to conclusion well over one-hundred lawsuits on behalf of injured clients. Mark has a competitive mindset, pays close attention to detail, has a high level of dedication to his clients and thrives on the challenge of obtaining justice for his clients. This has resulted in a high percentage of favorable decisions on behalf of his clients. Because of Mark's successful trial record, he is able to obtain reasonable settlements from insurance companies. Mark has settled millions of dollars of claims on behalf of his clients over his long career as a trial attorney. Mark started practicing law in 1981. Mark’s many years of legal experience and high energy level allow him to use his skill and knowledge to the maximum benefit of his clients.  Mark is admitted to the Red Lake Nation Tribal Court.

Mark believes that personal attention to the client and thorough trial preparation are the keys to successful representation of his clients in relation to their workers' compensation and/or personal injury claims.

Mark has coached youth sports and is active in various other community activities. Sally Rodgers is a fourth grade teacher at J.W. Smith Elementary School in Bemidji. Mark and Sally have two daughters, Emily and Kristen. Mark enjoys all outdoor activities, especially hunting, fishing, skiing, rollerblading and horseback riding.


Workers' compensation and personal injury cases often involve complex medical, legal, and factual issues. Rodgers Law Office regularly works with investigators, experts and other law firms should your case require additional support.

When you choose Rodgers and Garbow PLLC to represent you rest assured our goal is the best result for each and every client.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1981
  • North Dakota, 2011
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986


  • Lewis and Clark College Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon
    • J.D. - 1981
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota
    • B.A. cum laude - 1978


  • Adjunct Professor, Environmental Law and Policy, Bemidji State University

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Minnesota Lawyer of the Year by "Minnesota Lawyers Magazine"

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Worker's Compensation Injury Litigation and Advocacy Group (WILG), Board Member, 2000 - 2011
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
  • Beltrami County Bar Association, Past President
  • North Dakota Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Cann, Haskell, D'Albani, Schueppert, Hazelton & Rodgers, Partner, 1994 - 1999
  • Kief, Fuller, Baer, Wallner & Rodgers, Ltd., Partner, 1984 - 1994
  • Anderson and Keyes, Assistant County Attorney, 1981 - 1984


  • Kappa Sigma Chi