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Christopher A. Roach

Special Counsel
Litigation
  • P 813.227.5531
    F 813.402.2887

Chris Roach joined Adams and Reese in 2010 and is Special Counsel, practicing in the firm’s Tampa office.

Chris has been a trial lawyer since 2001, beginning his private practice in Texas, after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Sidney A. Fitzwater of the United States District Court, Northern District of Texas.

His practice allows him to represent clients in a wide range of litigation matters, including breach of contract disputes, creditor's rights matters, products liability defense, trucking accident defense, as well as complex foreclosure and real estate cases.

Chris’ representative experience includes:

  • Defense verdict as sole trial counsel for national bank in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate a secured loan in a dispute arising from a contractor’s lien.
  • Trial experience representing lenders and special servicers in multiple foreclosure matters involving retail and commercial properties.
  • Secured summary judgment upheld on appeal for defendant in seven-figure fraud claim against residential mortgage servicer.
  • Defended national trucking companies in complex accident matters involving severe injuries among multiple plaintiffs.
  • Advocated for banks, mortgage servicers, utilities, and collection agencies in multiple lawsuits involving TCPA, FDCPA, FCCPA, FCRA, and TILA claims.
  • Responsible for medical and factual investigations and expert witness preparation for tobacco manufacturer in Engle product liability litigation.
  • Represented national telecommunications company in e-discovery dispute in which court ordered reimbursement of discovery expenses under Zubulake factors.

Chris earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2000, where he received the Karl Llewellyn Award for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy and also was awarded the Bradley Fellowship in Law and Government. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 1996, where he graduated with general and special honors.

In the community, Chris received the Are You Safe Foundation’s 2012 Lawyer of the Year award for representing victims of domestic violence. Chris has also volunteered his time to assist veterans seeking employment as a Co-Chair of the Military Workforce and Retention Committee of the Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council.

Chris is admitted to The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Texas, as well as, the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas.

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