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Jeffrey D. Roberts

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Bio

Jeffrey was selected to appear in the Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Star listings each year from 2011 through 2016, and was named an Indiana Super Lawyer® for 2018 and 2019. Jeffrey focuses his practice on representing businesses, business owners and individuals in commercial matters, including negotiations, disputes, arbitrations and lawsuits generally covering the following areas:

  • Employee non-compete agreements
  • Employment law (wrongful termination, discrimination claims, wage payment claims)
  • Unfair business practices (e.g., trade name infringement, “passing off”, tortious interference with contracts and business relationships)
  • Business ownership disputes (business dissolutions, partnership disputes, shareholders of closely-held companies, minority shareholder oppression, minority shareholder “freeze out” claims)
  • Employment contracts
  • Fraud and fiduciary duty breach
  • Disputes between investors and investment advisors
  • Commercial leasing matters
  • Commercial collections

Jeffrey also has experience handling a broad range of civil matters, such as:

  • Representing behavioral and mental healthcare facilities and addiction treatment centers against claims of negligence
  • Professional negligence claims against hospitals and health care providers (medical malpractice), attorneys, registered representatives (FINRA arbitration), accountants and real estate professionals
  • Complex personal injury
  • Wrongful death matters
Professional Memberships

During law school, Jeffrey spent his summers clerking for a multinational law firm focusing on complex commercial litigation and general corporate work. Upon graduation from law school, Jeffrey returned home to central Indiana to begin his full-time legal career, first practicing in the areas of commercial and civil litigation at a mid-size law firm. He was recruited to join a real estate development company in a general counsel role, where he handled a broad range of matters including commercial leasing, contract negotiation and drafting, and general corporate work.

Jeffrey eventually returned to private practice to further pursue a career focused on representing individuals and business owners in commercial and civil matters. He collaborates with and counsels his clients throughout the course of their disputes, from initial negotiations, to litigation, through trial when necessary, drawing on his jury and bench trial experience. Jeffrey values the opportunity to look outside the perceived borders of an issue to truly understand each client’s business structure, model and goals.

Reported Decisions

Gibson v. M & M Service Station Equip. Specialist, Inc., No. 1:06-cv-00861, 2009 WL 899660 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 30, 2009) (employment law).

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Common Issues Arising when the Corporation and its Majority and Minority Shareholders Part Ways ISBA Business Law Newsletter, Spring 2011. April 12, 2011 Authors: Jeffrey Roberts, Alice Morical

Education
  • J.D., cum laude Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Graduate School Bloomington, IN 2002
  • B.A., Finance and Marketing Indiana University Kelley School of Business - College Bloomington, IN
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Stars: 2011-2016
  • SuperLawyers: 2018-2019
Memberships
  • Indiana State Bar Association
Community Involvement

Jeffrey is an active member of the Indiana State Bar Association. He was appointed to, and currently serves on, the Well House Society Advisory Board for the Indiana University Foundation on the Bloomington campus.

Qualities that Break the Stereotype

  • Personal, white-glove treatment for each client because we see you as more than just your case.
  • Working late nights and weekends, when necessary, in order to help you obtain the favorable case outcome you desire.
  • Passionate advocacy from experienced lawyers who are included on the prestigious list of Super Lawyers®.
  • Results-driven strategies that are personalized to your unique situation.

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