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Karen R. Roberts

Karen R. Roberts

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Employment & Labor

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CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES


Karen is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, which is an honorary society of lawyers chartered by the Supreme Court of Texas. Ms. Roberts has received many honors including her recent election as a member of The Fellows by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. 


 


Karen has been honored to serve on the Board of Trustees for the American Association for Justice’s National College of Advocacy. She has helped to implement and oversee continuing education for attorneys across the United States. She has further attained the status of Fellow in the National College of Advocacy for her commitment to ongoing legal education and training.   She currently serves on The American Association for Justice Press Advisory Committee.  


 


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION


Karen received her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Colorado with Honors in 1985. She then worked as a broadcast journalist for NBC television affiliates in Colorado and Nevada. After working several years as a journalist, Karen went on to receive her Doctorate of Jurisprudence (J.D.) from the University of Utah School of Law inSalt Lake City, Utah in 1994. While in law school she was selected, due to her academic achievement, to serve on the Utah Law Review. Karen was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Writing and Research as well as Constitutional Law.


 


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND


Karen began her legal career in 1994 when she joined her brothers (Randy and Bruce) in the law firm of Roberts & Roberts. Since joining the law firm, she has devoted her practice to representing people injured by unsafe practices and products. Karen is heavily involved in the litigation practice of Roberts & Roberts and spends the majority of her time preparing cases for trial.


 


Karen is a member of the Smith County Bar Association, American Bar Association, East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and The American Association for Justice. She is licensed to practice in all Texas courts as well as before the U.S. District Court.


 


PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND INTERESTS
Karen was born September 16, 1962 and graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas. She has spoken to trial lawyer associations both nationally and internationally including Texas, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, West Virginia and South Africa.  Her work has been published in Trial Magazine.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
  2. Employment & Labor: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Christopher J. O'Brien

    Karen is a caring, compassionate lawyer who understands that what a client needs is someone to pay attention and fight for them. I highly recommend her.

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    Christopher O'Brien Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Paul J. Scoptur

    I have worked and taught with many lawyers around the country and Karen ranks right up there with the best. She brings intelligence and compassion to her clients and their cases and gets them outstanding results.

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    Paul Scoptur Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Roberts & Roberts

118 West 4th Street
Tyler, TX, 75701

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199405/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney At LawRoberts Law Offices, PC2008 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Department of Public Safety Officers' AssociationMember2010 - Present
The Sheriff's Association of TexasMember2010 - Present
MADDMember2010 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2009 - Present
American Bar FoundationFellow2009 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationChair of the Board of Advocates2007 - 2008
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationExecutive Committee2007 - 2009
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationVice President, Communications2007 - 2009
American Association for JusticeBoard of Trustee of the National College of Advocacy2006 - 2009
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - Present
Smith County Democratic PartyChair2004 - 2006
Tyler Junior College AlumniBoard of Directors2003 - 2009
Tyler Civic TheatreBoard of Directors2002 - 2006
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
Smith County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
East Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
National College of AdvocacyFellowN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Trial MagazineGrand Openings2008
First Presented at AAJ's Annual Convention, Chicago, ILWinning Techniques From the Beginning: Storytelling and Theming in Opening Statement2007
First Presented at AAJ's Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, Cleveland, OHUsing Depositions to Build Your Jury Bias Model2006
First Presented at AAJ's Winter Convention, Honolulu, HIVoir Dire: How to Ask Questions That Matter and Get Answers That Count2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of Colorado - BoulderN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
AAJ's Advanced Depositions College, Denver, COSpecial Considerations in Deposing Experts2010
Moderator, AAJ Education & Cosponsored by the AAJ Jury Bias Litigation Group, Atlanta, GAPsychology of Persuasion: How is the Economy Impacting Your Jury?2009
Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Convention, Steamboat Springs, COHow To Tell Your Client's Story2009
AAJ's International CLE Seminar - South AfricaUse of Focus Groups in Personal Injury Cases2009
AAJ's Case Workshop Program, Kansas City, MOConduction Focus Groups for Lawyers From Around the Country2009
AAJ's Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, Denver, COAddressing Juror Bias in Depositions2008
AAJ's Advanced Depositions College, New Orleans, LADealing with the Rambo Litigator2008
AAJ's Advanced Depositions College, New Orleans, LAUnderstanding Bias and its Role in Doscovery and at Trial2008
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Convention, West VirginiaPersuasion in the 21st Century: Using Focus Groups to Win2007
The University of Texas School of Law, Car Crash Seminar, Austin, TXRunning a Successful Motor Vehicle Accident Practice2007
AAJ's Annual Convention, Chicago, ILWinning Techniques from the Beginning: Storytelling and Theming in Opening Statement2007
Texas Trial Lawyers Association Personal Injury Seminar, Snowmass, COCo-Chair2006
AAJ's Winter Convention, Honolulu, HIVoir Dire Examples2006
AAJ's Trial Advocacy College: Essentials of Civil Litigation, University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, ALWinning Techniques from the Beginning: Storytelling and Theming in Opening Statement2006
AAJ's Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, Cleveland OHUsing Depositions to Build Your Jury Bias Model2006
AAJ's Trial Advocacy College: Depositions, Cleveland OHDeposing the Defense Medical Examiner2006
Texas Trial Lawyers Association's Advanced Personal Injury Course, Dallas, TXLearn and Effective Investigation of Personal Injury Claims2005
Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Car Wrecks Seminar, Dallas, TXTips for Maximizing Settlement Values in Automobile Cases2005
Tyler Area Association of Legal Professionals, Tyler, TXThe Basics of Contract Law2004