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Peachtree City, Georgia, United States
January 18, 2018

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Jennifer L. Roberts, Esq.

Peachtree City, GA ****9 478-***-****


Articulate and detail-oriented litigation attorney having many years of experience handling and deciding disputed issues in complex civil litigation Trusted legal advisor and counsel for federal courts, multiple judges, attorneys, and pro se litigants Member of the Georgia Bar, Registered Arbitrator, Mediator, Licensed Commercial Pilot, Published Author, and Law Professor with exceptional academic credentials Proven to be a uniquely-skilled, flexible, and self-directed legal professional with an even temper, sound judgment, and an innate gift for problem solving.


Legal Writer/Arbitrator/Mediator, 2017–Present, Atlanta, GA

-Independent contractor focusing on legal research and writing, general civil litigation, academic instruction, and alternative dispute resolution (civil mediation and arbitration).

-Hired by attorneys, law firms, courts, and private companies to

Review and draft legal documents, pleadings, procedural and substantive motions, memoranda, or briefs for federal and state court litigation or appeals.

Conduct discovery; provide special project assistance; assist in trial preparation; and mediate disputes.

Develop educational materials for law students relevant to the rules of civil procedure and discovery.

Attorney & Judicial Law Clerk, 2002-2005 (career clerk), 2008-2009 (term clerk), 2010-2017 (staff attorney)

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia & the Honorable C. Ashley Royal, Macon, GA

-Provided legal advice and services for numerous federal district court and magistrate judges on issues of both state and federal substantive law and procedure.

-Charged with, inter alia,

Independently drafting hundreds of published and non-published findings, conclusions of law, procedural orders, judicial correspondence, and an appellate opinion based on consideration of pleadings, motions, briefs, oral arguments, objections, prior rulings, the law, and/or evidence;

Participating, preparing for, and managing various court proceedings, including (but not limited to) civil and criminal hearings or appearances, pretrial conferences, oral arguments, in camera reviews, meetings in chambers, jury selection and voir dire, trials (bench and jury), sidebars on motions and evidentiary objections, jury instructions and verdicts, post-trial motions and proceedings, matters of judicial enforcement or sanctions, and an oral argument before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals;

Timely maintaining and managing a substantial caseload of active federal civil and criminal cases (as well as various other court-related projects) simultaneously with no direct supervision;

Acting as judicial liaison for hundreds of pro se litigants; conducting preliminary reviews of pleadings filed by indigent parties; and providing detailed case evaluations in pro se cases (on behalf of the court) prior to service on the defendants or the filing of responsive pleadings.

-Developed an expertise in federal civil ligation and substantive federal law - primarily civil rights and/or disparate treatment claims under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1981, 1983; Title VII; ADA; the ADEA; RILUPA; and FTCA.

-Supervised interns and other attorneys to ensure correctness, timeliness, and quality of work.

-Sharply-honed a natural talent for judicial discernment; analogical reasoning (i.e., legal research/writing, identifying key facts, and drawing the correct legal conclusions); and litigation administration (including multiple computer and internet-based platforms, perform legal research, and use relevant software (i.e., Microsoft Office), and perform electronic filing).

Law Professor, 2006–2011, Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, GA

Instructed third-year law students in techniques of practical and persuasive legal writing

Aviation Underwriter, 1996-2000, United States Aviation Underwriters, Inc. Atlanta, GA/St. Louis, MO

Responsible for mitigating risk of property loss and legal liability resulting from the operation of private & commercial aircraft, corporate aviation departments (including i.e., Coca-Cola Co.), and fixed-based operators.

Education & Credentials

Juris Doctor, Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law - Macon, GA

Summa Cum Laude - Class Rank: 1 - Recipient - George W. Woodruff Award of Excellence

Moot Court Team Member - Labor & Employment Law

Bachelor of Science, Auburn University, School of Engineering – Auburn, AL

Aviation Management & Professional Flight

Licensure & Certification

Member in “Good Standing” - State of Georgia Bar - No. 608530.

Registered Arbitrator, Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution; Henning Mediation & Arbitration Svcs., Inc.

Civil Mediator, Certified, Hill, Duvernay & Associates, LLC - GODR Registration Pending.

Certified Member, The American Society of Legal Writers (“Scribes”).

Licensed Commercial Pilot with Instrument & Multi-Engine Aircraft Ratings.


Thomson Reuters/West, 2006-2011

oAgnor’s Georgia Evidence - Co-author 4th Ed.; Supplemented text for 2009, 2010, 2011, & 2012 Eds.

oMedical Torts in Georgia: Handbook on State and Federal Law – Co-authored 2007-2008 Ed.; & Supplemented annually until 2011.

oGeorgia Guardian & Ward: an overview of guardianships & conservatorships of minors and adults in Georgia - Authored 2007 Ed.; Supplemented for publication of 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011, 2011-2012 Eds. - Still in publication with new author under the name “Georgia Guardianship and Conservatorship.”

oGeorgia Settlements and Strategies, 2d Ed. – Contributor, 2006 Supplement.

oCommentary on the Law of Evidence, 2d (Vols. 5, 6, and 6A, Oklahoma Practice Series) - Contributor 2009 Supplement.

oOklahoma Jury Instruction Handbook, 2010-2011 Ed. – Authored.

oCourtroom Guide to Oklahoma Evidence – Contributor 2008 & 2009 Supplements.

oWashington Civil Jury Instruction Handbook (Vol. 6B Washington Practice Series) – Contributor 2007 Supplement.

oMaryland Evidence, State and Federal (Vols. 5, 6, & 6A of the Maryland Practice Series) – Contributor 2012 Supplement.

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