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I am a lawyer with more than twenty years of experience, including substantial experience litigating against household name corporate defendants. The primary focus of my practice is representing individuals who are victims of defective tires, other automotive products, and other defective products including bicycles.  I have extensive experience handling cases involving tread separation failures a.k.a. tread belt detachments or tire blowouts.  I recently obtained a $5.6 verdict as lead counsel for a family injured when a Goodyear G159 tire failed by a tread belt detachment mechanism.  I also handle employment discrimination, malpractice, consumer rights, and general personal injury cases.  I am located in the Tampa Bay area, but I handle cases through the United States.  


At many law firms -- especially those who handle a high volume of practice and who advertise on billboards and television -- cases are assigned to young associate attorneys, and the lawyer the client thought they hired may never even touch the case.  Conversely, I personally handle and oversee all work on my clients' cases.


I graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1988 with a BA in English.  I was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fratenity at Lawrence, where I made some life-long friendships.  I graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1991, earning a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Washington University was recently named one of the top 20 law schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.


Because of my fairly unique emphasis on tire and automotive product defects, I have a national practice. I have handled cases around the country involving defective components including in: Arkansas, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Georgia, California, Florida and other jurisdictions.


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Practice areas


  1. Defective Products: 45%
    15 years, 100 cases
  2. Insurance: 30%
    25 years
  3. Car Accident: 25%
    25 years, 750 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Lee R. Carr II

    I endorse this Chris. I've had the opportunity to learn about his practice and am comfortable referring complex litigation cases to him. His vast trial experience makes Chris a top-of-the-list choice when litigation is needed.


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  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    It is easy for me to endorse attorney Chris Roberts. With dozens of on-point, accurate and informative published answers to consumer questions on, a terrific and informative website and great blog, and the recommendation of fellow lawyers, it should be obvious to anyone that Chris cares about his clients and knows the law. And if you have a problem with a defective product, he is exactly the kind of lawyer you want on your side. I recommend him to you.


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Contact info

Chris Roberts Law Firm, P.A.

303 Main Street. #654
Safety Harbor, FL, 34695


FLMember in Good Standing199806/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Selected as Featured Speaker in "Litigation Spotlight"American Bar Association2012
Networking Award -- New MemberBNI2012
Invitation to Journal of Urban and Contemporary LawWashington University School of Law1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder/OwnerChris Roberts Law Firm, P.A.2014 - Present
ShareholderEwusiak & Roberts2011 - Present
AttorneySmith & Fuller2003 - 2011
Managing AttorneyVernis & Bowling of the Gulf Coast2000 - 2003
AttorneyLeoci, Meisenberg1996 - 1999
AttorneyMontgomery, Green1991 - 1996
United States Congressional InternThe Honorable William "Bill" Schuette1990 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Super LawyersNamed Super Lawyer by SuperLawyers.com2014 - Present
Safety Harbor Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationFeatured Speaker -- Litigation Spotlight/Sound Advice2012 - Present
Attorneys Information Exchange Groupmember and frequent speaker2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Schalmo v. GoodyearFavorable verdict for clients -- $5.6 Million awarded. This was the third largest jury verdict ever in the county in which the case was tried. For some of the plaintiffs, the jury awarded more money than was requested by plaintiffs.
Fortner v. Hampton ManorFavorable verdict for client. $250,000 jury award. 100% of requested back wages awarded. Substantial future lost wages awarded. Highest offer from the employer before trial was only $10,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Lawrence UniversityEnglishBA1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
American Bar Association Litigation Section WebsiteUncovering Hidden Automotive Defect Claims2012
Attorney Conference -- Memphis, TNDevelopments in tire defect litigation2011
Spring SeminarLatest Testing from Vehicle Control Experts2009