Redwood City insurance coverage attorney Norman Roger died June 17 of cancer. He would have been 60 in August.
Roger, a name partner at Roger, Scott & Helmer, which he helped found in 1997, will be missed by colleagues and clients. Name partner Ed Scott said Roger was known by the whole firm as “a brilliant lawyer, one who was always there when you had a question.”
“Many of our clients refer to him as ‘their guy,’” partner Patricia Fama said. They could turn to him with “the simplest question or the most intricate analysis,” she said. Roger practiced in the area for more than 30 years and authored policies and endorsements on behalf of some of his clients, she said.
He mentored not only his firm colleagues, but some opposing counsel, as well, Fama added. When they were just starting their careers, Fama said he’d “gently guide them even though he took an opposite position, to help them see the correct analysis.”
Roger, a San Francisco native, earned his J.D. in 1974 from the University of San Francisco.
Roger is survived by wife Mary Ann Roger, daughter Jennifer Roger, son-in-law Chris Burgin, and a number of brothers and sisters.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, June 23, at Cunningham Memorial Chapel at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.
— Petra Pasternak