David J. J. Roger
David J. J. Roger
Retired Clark County District Attorney David Roger is General Counsel for the Las Vegas Police Protective Association. David represents approximately 2800 Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers and Las Vegas City Marshalls and Bailiffs. David is also a Partner with the law firm of Sgro & Roger.
David was Las Vegas’ top prosecutor from 2003 to 2012. Clark County voters elected David as District Attorney in 2002 and re-elected him in 2006 and 2010. During that time, David supervised 160 prosecutors and 600 investigators and support staff.
Prior to being elected DA, David was a Chief Deputy District Attorney for over 15 years. During that time, he was assigned to the Major Violators Unit where he prosecuted capital murder cases. During his 25-year career as a prosecutor, David handled thousands of cases and approximately 80 jury trials including 38 murder trials.
David became a household name in 2000 when he successfully prosecuted and convicted Richard Tabish and Sandra Murphy for the murder of casino mogul Ted Binion.
While he was District Attorney, David prosecuted and convicted former NFL star running back O.J. Simpson for an armed robbery he committed at the Palace Station Hotel and Casino.
David and defense attorney Anthony P. Sgro became friends early in their careers, and actually tried several high profile criminal cases against each other. Mutual respect and capabilities eventually led not only to a strong friendship, but also a strong legal partnership. Anthony is also the godfather of David’s daughter.
David has received significant recognition from his peers in the legal community. In the Martindale – Hubbell legal guide, David has the “AV” rating, which is the highest rating for professional and ethical standards.
David is a Fellow with the American College of Trial Lawyers. The college members are the top trial lawyers in the United States and Canada.
David is also past President of the Nevada District Attorney’s Association and a former Director with the National District Attorney’s Association.
A longtime Las Vegan, David graduated from Bishop Gorman High School in 1979. He went on to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he majored in accounting and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration. David earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in 1986.
David is married to Judge Susan Roger. The couple has one daughter, Holly Marie Roger.