Originally from Albany, Georgia, Rogers graduated from Emory University, served in the U.S. Army, and completed law school at the University of Georgia. In 1974, Rogers started his prosecuting career in Floyd County.
Rogers served as a Cherokee County prosecutor from 1980-1988, then worked 11 years in private practice, returning to the DAs office in 2001.
Throughout his career, Rogers prosecuted many criminal cases, but his passion has always been juvenile court, where he handled nearly 6,000 cases in the last 10 years.
Its been a joy working with Wally for so many years, said District Attorney Shannon Wallace. As the most senior member of our office, Wally has for decades served in a leadership role to everyone in this office. His longevity has been a gift, as he has mentored and guided so many of our young prosecutors, investigators, and victim advocates. We will miss him tremendously.
Rogers and his wife Meg have four children and six grandchildren. During his retirement, Rogers will offer his services as a local defense attorney.