James M. Roth (Jim) grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. He pursued his undergraduate studies at Valdosta State University, where he received his Bachelors Degree with Honors. Mr. Roth worked for a year in Public Service and then enrolled at the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.
While attending law school, he was a member of the Trial Competition Team, an organization consistently ranked among the top tier of competitive court programs across the country. Jim participated in several Mock Trial competitions while at law school, and won the Haley Trial Competition--the most prestigious competition in the program.
He served as a contributor of the Pro Confessio, a publication of Cumberland Law School.
After earning his law degree, Jim began his professional career as an In-house Trial Counsel for State Farm Insurance Company. While there, he handled cases ranging from personal injury car wrecks to multi-defendant complex liability litigation.
Jim has also practiced defense work for several major insurance carriers including Allstate, Progressive, Farmers, and U.S.A.A. He has represented clients injured as the result of mis-filled prescriptions, tractor-trailer wrecks, and interference with business relationships.
Jim participates at all levels of local and national bar organizations and other law-related community activities including the Atlanta and Birmingham Bar Association, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, and the Georgia Personal Injury Association.
In addition to his professional representation, Jim has lectured and presented seminars on complex discovery, witness interviews, case preparation, pre-filing investigation, informal discovery, computerized research, as well as various other topics.
Jim focuses on complex trucking and common carrier wrecks, wrongful death, serious motor vehicle wrecks, bad faith insurance litigation, premises liability, general civil litigation, and commercial litigation.
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Licensed since 2000
I've known Jim Roth for many years. We were formerly opponents on several cases and I was always impressed with his abilities. Now that we're on the same side representing injured people, I see in Jim a kindred spirit who is passionate about his work and zealous in representing his clients.
Bruce Hagen Car Accidents Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Each time I meet a successful trial attorney, I ask them what advice they can give a young lawyer, like myself. Each time I have been told to learn under attorneys like Mr. Roth, whom provide an unmatched level of experience and skill in the courtroom. His reputation precedes him, and clients will be well-served with Mr. Roth.
Patrick Wheale Defective and Dangerous Products Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|AL||Authorized to practice law||2001||08/11/2015|
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||2000||08/22/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Outstanding Volunteer||Brookhaven Neighborhood Association||2008|
|Winner Judge James Haley Trial Competition||Cumberland School of Law||1999|
|Most Outstanding Oral Argument||Speakers Club of Cumberland||1999|
|Attorney||Shur, McDuffie, and Morgan||2003 - 2007|
|Claims Attorney||State Farm Insurance Company||1999 - 2003|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Champion Member||2011 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Active Member||2009 - Present|
|Buckhead Bar Association||Active Member||2009 - Present|
|North Metro Trial Lawyers Association||Active Member||2008 - Present|
|Trial Lawyers College||Active Member||2008 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of Atlanta||Active Member||2007 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Active Member||2006 - Present|
|DeKalb Bar Association||Active Member||2005 - Present|
|Georgia Trial Lawyer Association||Holding Insurance Companies Accountable||2012|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)||Taking Moderate Sized Injury Cases to Trial||2012|
|Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)||Medical Narratives-Why, When, and How||2010|
|Newsletter||What to do when in an automobile crash||2007|
|Pro Confesso||Basic Guide to Torts in the Southeast||1999|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Juris Doctor||N/A||1999|
|Valdosta State College||Business Studies||Criminal Justice||1994|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||Demand Packages That Really Work!||2011|
|Jury Trial||Voir Dire||2010|
|Plaintiff's Personal Injury||Medical Narratives- When, Why, How||2009|