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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

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 20%
    18 years, 19 thousand cases
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    18 years, 19 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
    18 years, 19 thousand cases
  4. Trucking Accident: 20%
    18 years, 19 thousand cases
  5. Car Accident: 20%
    18 years, 19 thousand cases



Contingent (33-40%)

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  • Brendan Chase Flanagan

    Jim sets the standard for superior service in the Atlanta personal injury arena. I recommend Jim because of his proven track record of maximizing results in even the most complex injury cases.


    Brendan Flanagan Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Bruce Alan Hagen

    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 accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


950 East Paces Ferry Road
Suite 1650
Atlanta, GA, 30326

Offices in Atlanta and Fayetteville Georgia, GA



ALAuthorized to practice law200108/13/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200008/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
av ratedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Outstanding VolunteerBrookhaven Neighborhood Association2008
Winner Judge James Haley Trial CompetitionCumberland School of Law1999
Most Outstanding Oral ArgumentSpeakers Club of Cumberland1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyShur, McDuffie, and Morgan2003 - 2007
Claims AttorneyState Farm Insurance Company1999 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationChampion Member2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeActive Member2009 - Present
Buckhead Bar AssociationActive Member2009 - Present
North Metro Trial Lawyers AssociationActive Member2008 - Present
Trial Lawyers CollegeActive Member2008 - Present
Lawyers Club of AtlantaActive Member2007 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationActive Member2006 - Present
DeKalb Bar AssociationActive Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lawrence Hudson v. Allied Truck CompanyConfidential Settlement
T.V. v. City of Tickfawconfidenital amount
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgia Trial Lawyer AssociationHolding Insurance Companies Accountable2012
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)Taking Moderate Sized Injury Cases to Trial2012
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Michigan)Medical Narratives-Why, When, and How2010
NewsletterWhat to do when in an automobile crash2007
Pro ConfessoBasic Guide to Torts in the Southeast1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawJuris DoctorN/A1999
Valdosta State CollegeBusiness StudiesCriminal Justice1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationDemand Packages That Really Work!2011
Jury TrialVoir Dire2010
Plaintiff's Personal InjuryMedical Narratives- When, Why, How2009