About Us

Pursuing good through expert lawyering.

At Rogoway Law, we take pride in the work we do for each of our clients as well as in the larger social change that we’ve helped effectuate. We place great emphasis on the acquisition and retention of subject matter expertise which has been gained through many years of working on a variety of matters which have a regulatory nexus overlapping different practice areas.

We have earned our reputation as a go-to multidisciplinary firm for regulated substance industries with our deep regulatory expertise and an experienced  team of powerful litigation, transactional, intellectual property, and regulatory attorneys.

While we work hard for our clients, we also make sure to set aside time meaningfully dedicated to social causes. Since our inception, we’ve worked on matters such as statewide ballot initiatives to legalize cannabis, litigation on behalf of families of disabled children, and local ordinances to expand cannabis permitting or reform outdated tax laws.



Rogoway Law was founded in 2011. In the beginning, we were focused on litigating cases in courts across California, in the Court of Appeal, United States District Court, and as pro hac vice counsel in other states. At that time, we primarily helped patients, collectives, and caregivers fight to effectuate their rights. It was this initial trial work which first provided the firm with recognition and the opportunity to grow.

Our work to legalize cannabis began in 2009 with California’s Prop. 19 and includes 3 separate statewide initiatives to legalize cannabis through 2016.

Today, Rogoway Law’s practices have expanded beyond cannabis to include clients involved in wine and beverage, psychedelics, hemp, technology, and hospitality industries as well. This is all while our dedication to using our practice as a vehicle to do good is stronger than ever.

One of the key proponents of the California Cannabis Initiative in 2010, Joe Rogoway has been an involved and outspoken advocate for adult-use legalization in California well before Prop 64.

Joe Rogoway, Esq. is pictured in 2009 as one of the key proponents of an Initiative to Legalize Cannabis in California for the 2010 election cycle.



From our roots in regulatory enforcement and governmental investigations, our practice has grown to include an accomplished team of attorneys with practice areas including corporate transactions, civil litigation, regulatory compliance, and intellectual property. Our attorneys, and non-attorney professionals, utilize their diverse set of skills and perspectives to help provide our clients with value and mitigating risk.

You can visit our team page to learn more about the legal professionals who will be working on your matter.



Our attorneys demonstrate their professional commitment to social justice through their work on behalf of families of disabled children, trade associations seeking a more hospitable business environment, and with the Cannabis Law and Policy Center. These efforts are integral to our values and culture.

Jana Adams with her daughter Brooke. In a landmark ruling, we were able to help Brooke–a kindergartner diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy–secure access to life-saving cannabis-based rescue medication while on school grounds.


matters that have influenced the industry.

We have influenced the cannabis industry since before the industry was regulated. We fight the good fight, we take on hard cases, we don’t shy away from challenging policy issues, and we help execute significant transactions.

To learn more about some of the significant matters we’ve been involved with, please take a look at our Press page.


Technology Law
Josh Zetlin

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Most nationally recognized brands seem to remain bullish on expanding into next-generation frontiers, such as Web3, non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”), virtual goods, and even cryptocurrencies. Taking their cue from giants in other industries, ambitious cannabis, beverage, and other highly-regulated industry companies may want to shore up their brand protection assets in these important spaces before it’s too late.

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Rogoway Law Group is a professional corporation; as such, it does not have partners, it has members who are the equivalent of shareholders. Because of the prevalence in the industry to refer to members and senior attorneys as partners, we use that term and have referred to them as such throughout this website.