Jennifer H. Rogers


Jennifer’s practice focuses on assisting clients who need help navigating regulatory issues related to licensure and certification of nursing homes in Texas. Working on a daily basis with representatives of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (“HHSC”), Jennifer enjoys opportunities to facilitate clients’ needs by working with the agency and its staff members in the spirit of cooperation and mutual resolution.

This most often includes the transfer of Medicaid beds between existing facilities, managing Medicaid beds for new facilities, waiver applications and oppositions, high occupancy increases, low occupancy decertifications, replacement requests, changes in floor plans, as well as regulatory deadlines associated with construction benchmarks. Jennifer is honored to have been invited by HHSC (formerly DADS) to participate as a member of the State’s regulatory Work Group convened in 2010-2013 and again in 2015 to help develop ongoing regulatory changes to the Medicaid bed rules.


  • Invited by HHSC (formerly DADS) to participate as a member of its regulatory Work Group convened to retool the regulations associated with Medicaid bed allocations in Texas, 2010-2015
  • Selected as Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting programs that encourage fair and equal justice, ethical practice of law, and legal assistance for needy and underserved populations in Texas, 2010-Present
  • Named “Rising Star” by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2008-2012 for lawyers under 40 (associated with the annual “Super Lawyers” edition) READ SUPER LAWYERS
  • Graduate of the Power Pipeline program, 2008 (associated with Leadership Texas, a program of the Foundation for Women’s Resources, the longest-running leadership program for women in the U.S.)


  • 2018-Present – Volunteer with Kairos Prison Ministry International (“Kairos”) bringing Kairos-based ministry to women’s prison facilities.
  • 2015-Present – Facilitator for The Institute for Racial Sobriety, certified to conduct “Racial Sobriety” workshops for schools, churches, civic groups, etc. that wish to improve racial harmony awareness and accountability in their communities.
  • 2005–Present — Board Member, Executive Committee Member, and Treasurer for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition. TCJC is dedicated to fair and equal treatment for all people affected by the Texas youth and adult criminal justice systems, with an emphasis on policy reform, legislative action, and community-based programs to aid and empower individuals and families who are most often disenfranchised or disproportionately impacted by the current youth and adult systems. For more information about TCJC’s award-winning efforts and initiatives, please visit
  • 2011-2016 — Volunteer within the juvenile justice system working with incarcerated youth.
  • 2005-2011 – Volunteer member of the Certification Committee for the Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council to review applications by minority-owned businesses in central, south and southwest Texas to be formally certified by the SMDC.


  • Texas, 2000


  • B.S., Biology, University of Houston, 1994
  • M.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Houston, 1997
    • Master’s Thesis: The Effects of Dissociation on Neural Specification and Determination
      in Xenopus Ectoderm
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Houston, 2000
    • Journal of International Law
    • Order of the Barons
    • Dean’s scholarship 1997-2000
    • Instructor for Kaplan’s LSAT preparation course 1998-2000
  • M.P.S., Master’s in Pastoral Studies, Loyola University (Distance-Learning Program), 2020
    • Institute for Ministry Scholar Award
    • Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society