Christopher A. Roach represents clients in a wide range of disputes, including trucking accident defense and complex foreclosure and real estate cases, as well as breach of contract, creditor’s rights, products liability, and personal injury matters. His diverse practice also encompasses cases involving telecommunications, asbestos, tobacco, fraud, and medical malpractice issues.
With a strong familiarity with the “alphabet soup” of federal consumer rights’ statutes, Chris handles complex defense litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and Truth in Lending Act (TILA).
Chris began his legal career clerking for a federal judge in Dallas, Texas, the Honorable Sidney Fitzwater, and this experience of being on the other side of the bench gave him a much deeper understanding of what the key courtroom decision makers are concerned about and which arguments will succeed and how to frame them accordingly.
Placing a premium on the essential role that strong, clear communication and writing skills play in the legal realm, Chris crafts his written advocacy with great care and publishes frequently on litigation topics.
Having lived and worked in several states, Chris is able to relate to people of many different backgrounds, employing diplomacy that has proven helpful in gaining advantageous settlements and defusing some of the more emotionally contentious cases he takes on. Equally comfortable on the street, the library, and the courtroom, he routinely makes cold calls and knocks on the doors of potential witnesses in his tenacious hunt for information that will help favorably resolve his clients’ cases.
- University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2000
- University of Chicago, B.A., 1996
Professional Affiliations & Memberships:
- Florida Bar Association
- The Florida Bar, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “B” (Vice Chairman 2014-2016)
- Hillsborough County Bar Association
- Military Affairs Council, Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce (Chairman, Veterans Employment Committee 2012-2014)
- Florida Collectors Association, Board Member
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