Complex Litigation Aviation Multi-District Litigation Catastrophic Personal Injury
The Roberts Firm is a highly experienced, AV-rated firm that undertakes selective engagements in civil litigation and aviation law. Our engagements typically originate by referrals from other legal professionals.
- We represent clients who require the highest levels of skill, judgment, and experience in the conduct of civil trials and aviation law;
- We represent clients who require highly personalized services that are uniquely focused on the requirements of the client's individual case;
- We co-counsel with other attorneys who share an uncompromising commitment to exemplary professionalism and the ethical conduct of civil litigation.
The Roberts Firm's selective practice profile allows it to bring unparalleled quality and energy to the conduct of civil litigation. The common denominator throughout the firm's litigation practice is technology, in both the merits as well as the process.
Primarily, the Roberts Firm represents injured consumers in complex litigation matters and aviation organizations in commercial litigation matters.
Mr. Roberts' background in engineering systems and technology has caused his practice to gravitate towards cases where technological issues predominate, including forensic accident investigations, quality assurance failures in manufacturing processes, and human factors engineering.
Discovery Technology and Information Management
Some of the greatest practice challenges faced by contemporary litigants are the retrieval, analysis, and management of Electronically Stored Information ("ESI") that occurs in litigation discovery.
A recognized leader in the field of discovery technology and information management for consumers' lawyers, Chad Roberts is a founding partner in a separate law firm, eDiscovery CoCounsel, pllc. That firm advises and assists other consumer law firms in the search, collection, analysis, and organization of discovery information using state of the art technologies.
Chad Roberts has deeply established roots in Florida's Aviation and Maritime sectors. Not only does this business experience inform our effectiveness in the conduct of commercial litigation generally, it also gives us a comprehensive understanding of the complex regulatory framework that our aviation clients operate in. Chad Roberts is currently one of only thirty-eight lawyers certified as an expert in Aviation Law by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise
Similarly, our commercial litigation practice provides sharp insight into transactional best practices unique to the business aviation community: we represent Part 135 On-Demand Air Carriers, Maintenance and Repair Stations, Fixed Base Operators, Brokers, and Aircraft Owners. We regularly conduct purchase and sale transactions, dry leases, securitizations and financing, management agreements, and regulatory compliance assessments for corporate flight departments.
Chad S. Roberts
With a litigation career spanning twenty-five years of first-chair trial practice in state and federal courts, the breadth of Chad Roberts' experience ranges from the representation of institutional clients as a litigation partner at a multi-national law firm to the successful representation of hundreds of mass tort claimants at a small trial firm.
Continuously AV-Rated for twenty years, he has obtained multi-million dollar verdicts for individuals as lead trial counsel and has been appointed to the leadership positions in high-profile multi-district litigation. He is Board Certified as a specialist in Aviation Law by the Florida Bar.
- B.S.Eng., Engineering Science and Mechanics, The Georgia Institute of Technology, 1981
- J.D., with high honors, The Florida State University College of Law, 1991; Law Review, Assoc. Editor
- Spohrer & Dodd, P.L., 2000-2014
- Holland & Knight, LLP, 1992-2000
- U.S. Naval Officer, 1981-1988
- Florida, 1991
- Georgia, 1992
- All United States District Courts for the State of Florida and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.