Scott M. Roberts

Scott Roberts

Legal Assistant
Shannon Woods


Sandra Bearden
205 795-3543

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Scott Roberts is a co-founder and the managing partner at Burgess Roberts LLC.


For over 30 years, Scott has provided practical, reasoned advice to clients, including businesses, insurance carriers, and individuals, to solve complex and challenging legal issues with a view toward minimizing or preventing legal difficulties.  Client engagement is essential to identifying and mutually selecting the best solution to legal problems, and Scott is committed to a high level of communication.  He takes pride in being accessible and promptly responding to clients seeking advice.


When litigation is necessary, Scott is a skilled trial lawyer and proficient negotiator.


Scott has held the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for over 20 years.  He has been selected for inclusion in the Alabama Super Lawyers publication and the 2023 edition of Mid-South Super Lawyers.  Scott has also maintained many other top rankings, such as Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys, the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and B-Metro’s Top Attorneys.


Scott has been lead attorney in many published appellate decisions.

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Practice Areas

  • Automobile Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Dram Shop
  • Employment Litigation
  • Property and Casualty
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Bad Faith
  • Contract Disputes
  • Contracts
  • Fraud
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Retail and Restaurant Defense
  • Tort Litigation
  • Trucking Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Workers’ Compensation


  • Alabama State Bar
  • Tennessee State Bar
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Alabama Workers’ Compensation Claims Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Self Insurers Association
  • Trucking Lawyers Association


  • Auburn University, B.A., 1987
  • The University of Alabama, J.D., 1990
Watch Scott Roberts speak on the topic of legalized marijuana and it’s effect on the workplace on Youtube.

 2022 presentation

 2021 presentation