Mr. Roach handles all phases of civil litigation and arbitration from pre-litigation negotiations and mediations through trial and appeal. Mr. Roach is experienced and practices in both state and federal courts as well as in domestic and international arbitration venues. Mr. Roach's approach to litigation is based on three principles. First and foremost, Mr. Roach pursues his client's business objectives in an efficient and cost-effective manner, recognizing that the strategy needed to leverage the best outcome maybe different with every case. Second, while recognizing that trial is often a last resort, Mr. Roach treats and prepares each case as if it will go to trial. Third, Mr. Roach believes in leveraging technology throughout the litigation process, to gain the most from discovery and, more importantly, to tell his client's story in the most compelling fashion.
Mr. Roach has represented businesses and individuals across varied industries (including technology, hospitality, education, golf clubs, public utilities, insurance, retail, commercial and residential real estate. and aerospace) as both defendants and plaintiffs in cases of all levels of complexity from the most basic contract disputes to the international license disputes. Whether it is a straight forward and low exposure dispute or a high-stakes, bet-the-company lawsuit, Mr. Roach attacks each case with the same passion and commitment to prevailing for his client.
Mr. Roach is experienced litigating the following types of matters:
- Breach of contract
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Bad faith
- Disputes among partners/owners
- Fraud and unfair competition
- Whistleblower claims
- Employment related disputes (discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination)
- Intellectual property (copyright, trademark, trade secrets);
- Real estate
- Commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes
- Professional malpractice (doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects, real estate brokers/agents)
- Premises liability