Christopher A. Roach
Firm:
Adams and Reese LLP
Phone:813.227.5531
Address: 101 East Kennedy Blvd., Suite 4000
Tampa, FL 33602

Membership: PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS / AFFILIATIONSFlorida Bar AssociationThe Florida Bar, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee B State Bar of Texas Hillsborough County Bar AssociationMilitary Affairs Council, Greater Tampa Bay Chamber of Commer
University: University of Chicago, B.A., 1996, University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2000
Admitted: 2000, Texas; 2008, Florida; United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida; United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas; United States Distr
Biography: 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, products liability defense, medical malpractice, foreclosures, qui tam cases, construction litigation, class actions, as well as white collar criminal defense. His representative experience includes: •Successful first chair defense in the trial of a national bank in lawsuit seeking to invalidate a secured loan in a dispute arising from a contractor's lien. •Representation of lenders and special servicers in multiple commercial foreclosure matters involving retail and commercial properties. •Achieved successful dismissal of spurious TILA claim on behalf of national bank. •Responsible for depositions and witness preparation for medical experts as part of the defense of a tobacco manufacturer in the Engle product liability litigation. •Representation of plastic surgeon in compensation claim alleging medical malpractice that led to emergency room care. •Obtained compensation for national telecommunications company in e-discovery dispute. 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 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 and Middle Districts of Florida, and the United States District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Publications •Supreme Court Takes on Housing Discrimination; Adams and Reese Client Bulletin, August 2015 •The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europe, Journal of Property Rights in Transition, March 22, 2013 •Residential Mortgage Foreclosure: Burdens of Proof, Real Defenses, Blind Alleys, and Recent Developments, Parts I and II, Orange County Bar Association, May and June 2010, Vol.'s 78 and 79, Issues No. 5 and No. 6 of The Briefs •Avoiding Antitrust Risk When Settling Intellectual Property Litigation, 42nd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas November 2004 Other DistinctionsAV Peer Review Rated - Martindale-Hubbell Articles / Publications Supreme Court Takes on Housing Discrimination 8/17/2015 The Politics of Privatization: Wealth and Power in Postcommunist Europe - Journal of Property Rights in Transition 3/22/2013 Press Releases Tampa Attorneys Succeed in Religious Freedom Challenge to Affordable Care Act on Behalf of Christian Ministries 7/16/2015 Adams and Reese Attorney Chris Roach Receives “Volunteer of the Year” Award from Tampa's 'Are You Safe' Anti-Domestic Violence Group 10/1/2012 Adams and Reese Sweeps Pig Roast Awards at Tampa's Annual Hillsborough County Bar Association Judicial Pig Roast 3/26/2012 Adams and Reese Attorneys Receive HUGS “Volunteer of the Year” Awards 2/27/2012 Christopher Roach Joins Adams and Reese Tampa Office 6/30/2010 Newsletters / Alerts Supreme Court Takes on Housing Discrimination 8/17/2015 Announcements Christopher Roach Joins Adams and Reese Tampa Office 6/30/2010