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Michael L. Roberts

Attorney
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Phone: 256-543-0400
Fax: 256-543-0488

153 S. 9th Street
Gadsden, Alabama 35901

Education

J.D., Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, 1977
Honors: Cum Laude Honors: Member, Curia Honoris Law Review: Cumberland Law Review, Member, Editorial Board, 1976 - 1977

B.A., Samford University, Birmingham, 1974
Honors: Summa Cum Laude Major: Economics Major: History

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

Alabama, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1979
U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Published Works

  • Alabama Tort Law, 4th Edition, Lexis, 2004
  • Alabama Tort Law Handbook, Michie Company, April 1990
  • Alabama Tort Law Handbook, 2nd Edition, Michie Co., 1996
  • Alabama Tort Law Handbook, 3rd Edition, LEXIS, 2000
  • Alabama Tort Law Handbook, 1991-1995 Cumulative Supplements, Michie.
  • Alabama Tort Law, 2nd Edition Cumulative Supplements, 1997-1999
  • Alabama Tort Law, 3rd Edition Cumulative Supplements, 2001-2003
  • "ATLA's Litigating Tort Cases, Chapter 68 "Fraud" (Thomson-West 2003)
  • Recovery for Lost Profits of Nascent Businesses, 3 Matthew Bender Commercial Damages Reporter 67, April-May, 1988
  • Sexual Harassment Remedies, 4 Alabama Trial Lawyers Journal 15, 1985
  • Proposed Alabama Rules of Evidence: What's the Same? What's Different?, 45 Alabama Law Review 109, 1993
  • Profit Recovery for the New or Unestablished Business, 48 Alabama Lawyer 78, March, 1987
  • he Televised Trial: A Perspective, 7 Cumberland Law Review 323, 1976
  • Note: Expert Economic Testimony Regarding Inflation's Effect on Future Pecuniary Damages Held Admissible, 6 Cumberland Law Review 733, 1976

Representative Cases

  • Super Valu Stores, Inc. v. Peterson, 506 So.2d 317 (Ala.¸1987)
  • Dillard v. Pittway Corp., 719 So. 2d 188 (Ala¸1998)
  • Kelton v. Gulf States Steel, Inc., 575 So. 2d 1054 (Ala.¸1991)

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Premises Liability, 1989 and 1996, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • Proving Lost Profits - Plaintiff Perspective, Business Torts Litigation Seminar, 1992
  • Recovery of Lost Profits for New Business, Alabama State Bar Business Torts Section, 1987
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, Alabama Bar Institute, 1992
  • Lecturer, Tort Law Update, Continuing Legal Education, Alabama Bar Institute, 1998-2004
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1989
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1996

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2001 - 2006
  • 2001 Professionalism Award, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2003 Walter P. Gewin Award, AL Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alabama State Bar, 1977 - Present Member
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1987 - Present Member, Executive Committee
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America Member
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, 1984 - 1987 Member, Board of Governors
  • Etowah County Bar Association, 1979 - 1980 Secretary-Treasurer
  • Etowah County Bar Association 2004 President
  • The Alabama Lawyer, 1991-1992 Board of Editors
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association

Past Employment Positions

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Presiding Judge L. Charles Wright, Law Clerk, 1977 - 1978

Fraternities/Sororities

Phi Alpha Delta; Phi Delta Phi; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi

Litigation Percentage

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Birth Information

February 26, 1952, Gadsden, Alabama, United States of America