Mr. Roeb was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated in 1984 with distinction from the University of California, Los Angeles with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He earned his juris doctor degree in 1987 from Loyola Law School. He was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1987. He is admitted to the Bars of the United States District Court for the Central, Southern and Northern Districts of California. He is also admitted to the Bar of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and United States Supreme Court.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Association of Business Trial Lawyersand the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel . He is also a pro bono Judge Pro Tem of the Los Angeles Superior Court as well a pro bono mediator with the court.
His published articles include:
- Eliminating Affirmative Defenses In Limine, analyzing plaintiffs’ opportunities for securing potentially devastating evidence exclusion at trial when defendants fail or refuse to furnish information supporting affirmative defenses in response to written discovery. California Lawyer, May 2010;
- Corporate Un-Privilege: Ensuring Your Communications With Corporate Personnel Are – – And Remain – – Privileged, exploring the circumstances when opposing counsel can legitimately contact employees of a represented corporate entity, and methods to create and maintain privileged communications between corporate employees and the corporation’s counsel. Los Angeles Lawyer, April 2010;
- Punishment By Interest: Rejecting Reasonable Statutory Offers to Compromise, examining the dangers lurking when a defendant fails to adequately evaluate a plaintiff’s reasonable Code of Civil Procedure section 998 statutory offer to compromise. Citations, May 2009;
- Discovering Foreign Tax Returns, examining state and federal legal principles pertaining to the discoverability in litigation of domestic and foreign-filed income tax returns. California Lawyer, April 2009;
- Disclose or Dismiss, analyzing the ramifications of inadvertently undisclosed or intentionally concealed bankruptcy petitions in pending or subsequent civil litigation. Los Angeles Lawyer, Nov. 2008;
- California’s Forum Factor in Cyberspace, reviewing California’s forum non conveniens law in the context of an expanding, Internet-driven global marketplace. California Lawyer, May 2007;
- Close the Deal with Enforceable Offers and Settlements, analyzing California law regarding mediation, settlement and judgments, and offering suggestions to enhance and enforce successful dispute resolution in litigation. Association of Business Trial Lawyers Report, Part I, Oct. 2001; Part II, Feb. 2002;
- Avoiding and Defending Professional Liability Claims in Business Management Engagements, examining exposure to accountants and other business advisors in management engagements, with recommendations to limit or avoid liability. The Verdict, July 1996;
- Recent Developments in Corporate Director and Officer Liability Law and Insurance.Barclays California Law Monthly, Oct. 1988.
Mr. Roeb has the distinction of achieving the highest rating of “AV” by the prestigious national lawyer rating organization, Martindale-Hubbell. He has extensive trial, appellate, arbitration and mediation experience. He specializes in business, product liability, bodily injury/catastrophic injury, and employment law. He also has experience litigating matters involving constitutional issues and strategic lawsuits against public participation.