Troy Roberts

Troy Roberts

Attorney, Chairman
Chairman of Cybersecurity, Privacy and Emerging Technologies


Troy Roberts is a litigator with broad legal experience. Troy joined the Rose Law Group after practicing complex civil litigation at a large regional law firm. His civil litigation practice is inclusive, including products liability, personal injury and wrongful death, medical malpractice, insurance defense, commercial and business litigation, probate litigation, and landlord/tenant disputes. Troy is also experienced and involved the with legal issues related to emerging technology such as unmanned aircraft systems (drones) and automated vehicles, as well as cybersecurity and privacy.

He also is familiar with related policy and legislative issues after having completed his Master of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, including conducting policy work internationally for the Congressional Research Service.

Troy is a published author in various periodicals and blogs, including Arizona Attorney, American Bar Association: Corporate Counsel News and Developments Section of Litigation and Product Liability Section of Litigation, and Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology. His recent article “Arizona Civil Verdicts: 2017” was cited in the National Center for State Courts “Jur-E Bulletin.”

Troy also graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grand Canyon University with a B.B.A. in International Business. He acquired his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and, while in law school, Troy was a Willard H. Pedrick Scholar and was on the Executive Board for Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology serving as Production Editor.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Troy was an active duty Naval Aviator and Assistant Professor of Naval Science at the University of Texas at Austin. He still serves in the Naval Reserves holding the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Troy has a commercial instrument flight rating for single engine fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.

Troy is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Maricopa County Bar Association, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, and the Sandra Day O’Connor Inn of Court.  He is also a board member of the Arizona Insurance Claims Association.

Publications:

2018 – “Arizona Civil Verdicts: 2017,” Co-Author, Arizona Attorney (June 2018)

2017 – “Arizona Civil Verdicts 2016,” Co-Author, Arizona Attorney (June 2017)

2016 – Commercial Drones Set To Take Flight,” Co-Author, Into the Breach … Data Privacy and Protection Blog; Product Liability Update (June 29, 2016)

2016 – “Arizona Civil Verdicts: 2015,” Co-Author, Arizona Attorney (June 2016)

2016 – FAA Releases Interim Rule for Drone Registration,” Co-Author, Into the Breach … Data Privacy & Protection Blog; Product Liability Update (January 22, 2016)

2015 – “Almost Ready to Fly: New Federal Registration Requirements for Small UAS/Drones,” Author, Into the Breach … Data Privacy & Protection Blog; Product Liability Update (November 25, 2015)

2015 – “Arizona Civil Verdicts 2014,” Co-Author, Arizona Attorney (June 2015)

2015 – “Feds Release Proposed Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” Co-Author, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Corporate Counsel News & Developments (February 23, 2015); “Cleared for Takeoff? Feds Release Proposed Regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” Co-Author, Into the Breach … Data Privacy & Protection Blog (February 19, 2015)

2014 – “Planet of the Drones: The Evolution of Privacy Laws in Light of Emerging Drone Technology,” Author, Into the Breach … Data Privacy & Protection Blog (July 30, 2014)

2014 – “Making Sure Cybersecurity and Liability Concerns Don’t Ground the Drones,” Author, Snell & Wilmer Product Liability Update (April 30, 2014)

2013 – “The Drones Are Here, Bringing Liability Risks into View,” Author, Snell & Wilmer Product Liability Update (September 17, 2013)

2013 – “The FDA’s 510(k) Approval Process in Medical-Device Litigation,” Author, American Bar Association, Product liability Section of Litigation, Vol. 24 No. 2 (Summer 2013)

2009 – Published Amici Curiae attorney for Phoenix Children’s Hospital v. Grant (CV 2009-029563).

2009 – “On the Radar: Government Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Their Effect on Public Privacy Interests from Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence and Legislative Policy Perspectives,” Comment Author, 49 Jurimetrics J. 491-518 (2009)

2006 – “Port and Supply-Chain Security Initiatives in the United States and Abroad,” Co-Author, prepared for the Congressional Research Service (2006).


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