Joshua S. Rogers


Josh Rogers is the office managing partner of the Morgantown office for Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. His legal practice focuses primarily on family wealth planning, asset protection planning, probate, and closely-held businesses. Josh also has significant experience representing both individual and institutional clients in various types of civil litigation including will contests, trust construction actions, family and probate disputes, real property rights, corporate and partnership business disputes, and federal and state taxation appeals. He has planned and probated hundreds of estates, including significant estates with sophisticated estate, gift, and generation-skipping tax issues. Josh is a frequent lecturer at various trust and estate continuing education seminars, and for the past four years he has conducted the statewide probate training for all fiduciary supervisors and county clerks in the State of West Virginia.


  • West Virginia University College of Law  (J.D., 2005)
    • Order of the Coif
    • West Virginia Law Review, Volume 106, executive research editor
    • Thomas N. Chambers Award in Taxation
  • West Virginia University  (B.S.B.Ad., summa cum laude, 2002)
    • University Honors Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • West Virginia State Bar Probate Committee
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Monongalia County Bar Association
  • Monongalia County Literacy Volunteers
    • Board of Directors
    • President
  • Leadership Monongalia
  • North Central West Virginia Estate Planning Council
    • Board of Directors
    • President
  • Leadership West Virginia (Class of 2015)
  • Senior Monongalians
    • Board of Directors
    • President
  • The Foundation of Monongalia General Hospital
    • Board of Directors
    • Finance Committee Chair
  • West Virginia University College of Law
    • Adjunct Lecturer
      • Nonprofit Organizations (Spring 2019, Fall 2020, Fall 2022)
      • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic (2012-2018)
  • West Virginia University College of Business and Economics, Young Professionals Network
    • Board Member
  • American College of Trusts and Estates Counsel
    • Fellow
  • Your Community Foundation, Inc.
    • Board of Directors
    • Vice Chair


  • West Virginia Rising Stars® (2010, 2013-2020)
  • West Virginia Super Lawyers® (2021-2022)
    • Estate & Trust Litigation (2021)
  • Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • AV Preeminent™
  • Chambers High Net Worth Guide 
    • Private Wealth Planning (Band 1)
  • Best Lawyers®
    • Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law (2020-2024)
    • Nonprofit/Charities Law (2023-2024)
    • Trust and Estates (2023-2024)