Christopher A. Roach '00 Joins Adams and Reese as Special Counsel

Christopher A. Roach has joined Adams and Reese as Special Counsel, practicing out of the firm's Tampa office.

Mr. Roach has been practicing as a trial lawyer since 2001, beginning his private practice at the Baker Botts firm in Texas and working most recently with Ruden McClosky in Orlando.

Mr. Roach specializes in civil, commercial, tort, and real property litigation. His practice allows him to represent clients in a wide range of business litigation matters including breach of contract disputes, foreclosures and evictions, antitrust matters, qui tam cases, construction litigation, as well as white collar criminal defense.

He also has experience in products liability matters in state and federal courts. Mr. Roach's practice often brings him to the front lines of the national housing and credit crisis, representing lenders in commercial and residential foreclosure matters and advising stakeholders in evictions and other post-foreclosure legal matters.

In addition, he has defended national banks from Truth in Lending Act (TILA) and Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (FDCPA), claims arising from residential loans and revolving credit accounts.

Mr. Roach 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 from the University of Chicago in 1996, where he graduated with general and special honors.

He is admitted to The Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. He remains a member in good standing of the Texas Bar on inactive status.

In the community, Mr. Roach is a member of the Business Law Committee of the Orange County Bar Association and the Law Student Mentoring Committee of the Orange County Young Lawyers Association.