He said such tactics are often successful, and he pointed to Betty Ford as an example.
But Hinerman disagreed.
"In this case, it wasn't just an intervention, where they went to his house and tried to persuade him to seek treatment. It was a filing of false information about what happened at that cafe.
"The hearing panel did address the respondent's pure heart," Hinerman said. "But it did not outweigh the aggravating facts in this case and the underlying evidence in this case.
"He stands convicted of those matters," she said. "That is sufficient to impose discipline in the matter."
Davis said she was troubled by the fact that Rogers pleaded nolo contendre in the criminal case, and now challenges the ethics violation and the annulment of his license.
Daugherty said Rogers wanted to "get it over with."
Rogers was sentenced to jail, but the sentence was suspended and he was placed on probation.
In her brief to the Supreme Court, Hinerman said Rogers violated duties owed to the public, to the legal system and to the legal profession.
Rogers ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Supreme Court last year. He has also been a candidate for governor and the legislature.
In 1980, Rogers punched a WSAZ-TV reporter in the eye when he asked a question about his treatment in a mental facility. At the time, Rogers was announcing his candidacy for the United States Senate against Robert C. Byrd.Contact writer Cheryl Caswell at cher...@dailymail.com or 304-348-4832.