Elizabeth Catherine Rogers

Elizabeth Catherine Rogers: Attorney with Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chartered


Liz Rogers is a land use attorney who helps clients secure zoning approvals in Montgomery County, the City of Rockville, Washington, DC and Prince George's County. She works on projects for developers of mixed-use, commercial and residential buildings, educational institutions, religious organizations, and individual property owners.

Liz merges a background in community planning with a thorough understanding of land use and zoning laws. Her background in interior design provides her with an understanding of the fine details of construction and design, allowing her to work effectively with project members like architects and engineers to develop technically sound plans.

Liz has provided assistance to clients through all stages of the development process, starting with zoning feasibility and due diligence, working throughout the process of obtaining various development and administrative approvals (such as sketch plans, site plans, special exceptions and variances), and assisting project engineers to obtain the necessary post-approvals and permits to help meet project construction schedules. She also has experience working on real estate matters involving easements, leases, subdivision approvals and deeds.

Liz, who was born and raised in Arizona, is an avid runner who enjoys running half-marathons. She also enjoys gardening, hiking and spending time outdoors with her husband and young son.

Honors & Awards

•Selected as one of The Daily Record's 20 in Their Twenties (2015)
•Listed as a Rising Star in Land Use & Zoning by Maryland Super Lawyers (2017)

Community Involvement

•Leadership Montgomery Emerging Leaders Program (Inaugural Class of 2015)
•Arts on the Block (Board of Directors 2014-2016)



•The Booming Question: Where Will Seniors Choose to Live? October 26, 2017
•Current Market Trends Impacting Inclusionary Zoning February 9, 2015
•Montgomery County Takes Steps Towards Rapid Transit February 10, 2014


•How Will Retail Trends Affect Future Development in Montgomery County? September 15, 2017
•Development Trends: Montgomery County's Projects of Today and Plans for Tomorrow September 23, 2016


•Rockville Project with Inclusive Community for Disabled Adults Gets Approvals January 3, 2018
•Community: Lerch Early Volunteers at Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen September 13, 2017
•Lerch Early Lawyers Named to 2017 Super Lawyers List April 24, 2017
•Lerch Early Lawyers Named to 2017 Super Lawyers List December 9, 2016
•Liz Geare Selected As One of The Daily Record's 20 in Their Twenties Honorees April 13, 2015
•Liz Geare Selected as a Member of the Education Committee for the ULI Young Leader's Group August 8, 2014
•Liz Geare Admitted Into Leadership Montgomery Emerging Leaders Program August 4, 2014
•Liz Geare Appointed to Arts on the Block Board of Directors June 24, 2014
•Liz Geare Admitted to Maryland Bar December 17, 2013
•Lerch Early Welcomes Land Use Attorney Liz Geare August 28, 2013

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Land Use & Zoning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(301) 841-3845  Phone
(301) 347-1784  Fax
University Attended:
Auburn University, M.C.P., Community Planning, summa cum laude, 2010; Auburn University, B.S., Interior Design, summa cum laude, 2008
Law School Attended:
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2013
Year of First admission:
2013, Maryland

Professional Memberships

•Urban Land Institute Young Leader's Group Education Committee (2014-present)
•CREW-Commercial Real Estate Women (2015-present)

Reported Cases:
Representative Matters: The Collection (Montgomery County): Worked on behalf of the Chevy Chase Land Company to obtain approval of a site plan amendment for the rebranding and revitalization of the Collection in Friendship Heights. The project also required representation before the Montgomery County Sign Review Board to obtain approval of a Comprehensive Sign Plan Amendment for the project.; Fusion Academy (City of Rockville): Obtained approval of a site plan amendment for a private educational institution in the City of Rockville, which involved technical assistance with working through complex transportation data in order to achieve a positive outcome for the client.; Four Brothers (DC): Worked closely with D.C. government agencies (including the District Department of Transportation and the Office of Planning) to obtain approval for a Use in Public Space permit, which was critical to the overall development efforts.; Hawthorne Senior Living (Montgomery County): Helped client obtain preliminary plan approval, which required working through several regulatory hurdles with local government agencies and the State Highway Administration.; Chevy Chase Lake (Montgomery County): Helped to obtain sketch plan, preliminary plan amendment and site plan approvals for the redevelopment of the existing low-rise commercial uses with a vibrant, transit-oriented mixed-use development.
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