Christopher J. Roberts

State of Practice : Florida
Member Since: 2/16/2012
Last Answer: 07/04/2013
Total Answered Questions 378 Free Answers on the LawQA Network

About Me

Chris has been in private practice for more than twenty years. He has extensive trial and other courtroom experience and a proven track record litigating against the Goliaths of the business world. He has handled cases against Ford Motor Company, Bridgestone of Japan, Firestone, General Motors Corporation, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Toyo Tire & Rubber, and many others.

Chris grew up in Midland, Michigan where he attended H.H. Dow High School, named after the most famous resident of Midland, the founder of the Dow Chemical Company. Chris always had an interest in the law, and was active in debate in high school where he was selected to compete in the Michigan state finals two years in a row. Chris pursued an English degree in college at Lawrence University, a small liberal arts college in Appleton, Wisconsin. Chris graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1991. His law school was recently named one of the top twenty law schools in the country by U.S. News and World Report. While in law school, Chris was invited to write for the law review publication, Journal of Urban and Contemporary Law.

Chris spent the first part of his career representing some of the largest corporations in the world. He began practicing law in Denver, Colorado. He moved to Florida in 1996, and eventually became the managing attorney for the Tampa Bay office of a state-wide defense firm that represented household name corporations and insurance company. But in 2003, Chris found his true calling of representing individuals who have suffered avoidable tragedies. Since 2003, Chris has focused his practice on complex product defect matters involving preventable catastrophic injury or death. While insurance companies and large corporations spend millions of dollars to spread propaganda against the right of individuals to file lawsuits against them, Chris has repeatedly stood up for the rights of individuals. The jury system is one of our most cherished rights as citizens of this country, and Chris proudly represents individuals who have been wronged and who need and deserve compensation for losses that could have been prevented by the exercise of reasonable care and respect for human life. Money may be the root of all evil, but corporate executive greed is the root of most preventable product defect related tragedies. Countless lives have been broken or lost because corporate titans have decided to cut corners on safety in the name of bigger CEO bonuses. Fortunately, we still have a legal system in this country where companies and their leaders can be held accountable for reckless behavior.

Chris has a proven track record of achieving successful results for his clients, even against some of the largest law firms the big companies can throw at him. Among other successes, Chris was lead counsel for the plaintiffs in one of the largest verdicts in the history of Pasco County, Florida in 2010. The New Port Richey jury returned a $5.6 Million verdict for Chris’ clients against The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. Goodyear refused to accept personal responsibility for the avoidable tragedy, and offered only $250,000 to settle the case before trial.

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    101 Main Street, Suite D
    Safety Harbor, FL 34695
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  • Personal Injury
  • Injury

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