PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND ASSOCIATIONS
Jeff brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Roberts & Roberts and the firm’s clients. During his 25 plus years of law practice he has handled hundreds of personal injury matters across the great state of Texas. He has litigated cases involving wrongful death, 18-wheeler accidents, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace injury, construction accidents, oilfield accidents, premises liability, and defective products. In addition to representing injured individuals Jeff has experience in the litigation of complex oil and gas related matters, business disputes, and construction defect claims. Having been a professional firefighter prior to law school Jeff brings to the table a “blue collar toughness” when fighting to protect his client’s interests. He is licensed to practice law in all state courts in the State of Texas including the Texas Supreme Court, Federal courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Jeff is a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the State Bar of Texas Litigation Section, the Smith County Bar Association, and has attended the world-renowned Lanier Trial Academy Master Class.
Jeff received his B.A. in education from a small private college in Missouri in 1984, after which he became a firefighter for the City of Tyler, Texas. At age 29, after getting married and after he and his wife had two children, Jeff decided to further his education by leaving the fire department and attending Baylor University School of Law. While attending Baylor Law School, Jeff was named a “Top 10” speaker in the annual moot court competition. Baylor’s famous practice court was like a boot camp for litigators, so when Jeff graduated from law school in 1994, he was fully prepared to handle all aspects of a lawsuit.