2487 Demere Road Suite 400
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
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James L. Roberts, IV
James L. Roberts, IV "Jay"

James L. ("Jay") Roberts, IV is a partner in the firm. He is a litigator and trial attorney who practices civil litigation and advises clients in risk management and corporate matters. Mr. Roberts has extensive experience in numerous types of litigation, with a particular focus on business, commercial and employment litigation. He has served as lead counsel in numerous partnership disputes and fraud and racketeering claims. He has developed a sub-specialty in advising clients in ad valorem tax matters and has assisted clients in obtaining over a billion dollars in market value reductions. He is one of the foremost authorities on ad valorem taxation in the State and is often called upon for input in proposed legislative charges in this area. His knowledge of the effective techniques for litigating value have created a demand for his services in condemnation and other cases with complicated issues concerning property and its value. Additionally, Jay has an active practice in land use matters and related litigation. His experience also extends to toxic torts, construction, fiduciary and real estate litigation at both the trial and appellate level. He has extensive experience in complex litigation and has served as counsel in numerous class and collective actions. Jay also routinely represents injured parties in personal injury claims. 

As an active member of the State Bar, he has served on the Judiciary and Professionalism Committees of the Georgia Bar. He is a past President of the Glynn County Bar Association. He is regularly a special invitee to the Advisory Committee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

Mr. Roberts is admitted to practice law in the State of Georgia, as well as before the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Georgia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh and Federal Courts.

Mr. Roberts earned his Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Georgia. Prior to forming Roberts Tate, Jay was a partner in the law firm of Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, P.C. He is a former law clerk for the late Honorable Anthony A. Alaimo in the Southern District of Georgia.

Jay was named "Rising Star" for 2006, 2009 - 2011 and 2014- 2015 and "Super Lawyer" for 2016 - 2017 in the publications of Super Lawyer Magazine and is an AV rated lawyer by Lawyers.com and Martindale.com.

He has served as a Board Member for the United Way of Coastal Georgia, Golden Isles Soccer Association, Southeast Georgia Health System Ethics Committee, Brunswick Judicial Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules Committee and Wesley United Methodist Church Staff Parish Relations Committee.

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