Jennifer L. Roberts is from Macon, Georgia. She obtained her J.D. from the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 2002, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude, ranked 1st in her class. Before law school, Ms. Roberts attended Auburn University in the School of Engineering and joined Phi Mu sorority. She graduated from Auburn in 1995 with a B.S. degree in Aviation Management and Professional Flight. While at Auburn, she also earned a commercial pilot’s license with instrument and multi-engine ratings. Ms. Roberts put her aviation expertise to use, in 1995, as an intern with the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”) where she worked in numerous aircraft accident investigations. Ms. Roberts then went on to serve as an assistant airport operations manager at an international airport and as an aviation insurance underwriter for the United States Aircraft Insurance Group (“USAIG”) assessing the risks and liability coverage needs of aircraft owners, pilots, corporate flight departments, and fixed-based operators.
Ms. Roberts left the aviation industry to enter law school in 1999 and shortly thereafter developed a keen interest in both constitutional and employment law. She thus naturally transitioned into working for the United States District Courts even before graduating law school in 2002. She worked as a career clerk for the Honorable C. Ashley Royal in the Middle District of Georgia for many years, before moving into a federal staff-attorney position – where she worked for all Magistrate and U.S. District Court Judges within the Middle District of Georgia. During her more than a decade of practice with the federal judiciary, Ms. Roberts gained experience in complex tort litigation, constitutional law, employment discrimination, and all other facets of federal practice. Ms. Roberts also served as an adjunct legal professor at her alma mater, the Walter F. George School of Law, teaching advanced legal writing to third-year law students from 2008-2010, and authored various legal reference materials including: Agnor’s Georgia Evidence 4th ed. (West 2007); Georgia Settlements and Strategies, 2nd ed. (West Supp. 2006); Medical Torts in Georgia: Handbook on State and Federal Law, 2007-2008 ed. (West 2007); and Georgia Guardian & Ward 2007 ed. (West 2007).
Ms. Roberts now utilizes her federal practice experience to assist clients in matters of employment discrimination, civil rights, aviation accidents and insurance, federal administrative law, and general tort litigation. Ms. Roberts is also a registered neutral in the State of Georgia and serves as both a civil mediator and arbitrator as part of her practice. Admitted to practice in 2002, she is a member of the Georgia State Bar, an invited member of The American Society of Legal Writers, and an active volunteer for the public schools, special needs students, Southside Church, and the Fayette County Humane Society.