I have been a litigating attorney for more than 40 years. I started my career in 1979 as a Plaintiff’s attorney. In 1991, I was recruited by State Farm to join their newly formed in-house attorney program. For most of my career, 26 years, I worked as a senior trial attorney at State Farm. At State Farm, I tried approximately one to two cases per year, deposed experts in various disciplines, including medical experts, biomechanical experts, accident reconstructionist, as well as financial experts. While at State Farm, I also arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases. I have extensive experience litigating cases involving personal injury, products liability, and premises liability, as well as assessing insurance coverage issues. I am familiar with most medical issues arising from injuries. There is rarely a case that is totally unique to me. I am familiar with many of the physicians and other experts who typically offer expert testimony at personal injury trials. Over my decades of experience, I have developed invaluable skills in evaluating and valuing cases.
In 2017, I tried my last case with State Farm and started Bud Roberts Dispute Resolutions, LLC. In this role, I now mediate and arbitrate personal injury cases including UIM and UM cases. I also consult with Plaintiff’s law firms on their larger litigation files. After leaving State Farm, I continued my service as a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore in mediating cases, a role which I have held for over 15 years.
- Legal Malpractice
- Libel & Slander
- Medical Malpractice
- Non-profit Organizations
- Personal Injury
- Premises Liability
- Product Liability
- Professional Fees
- Professional Liability
- Professional Malpractice
- Professional Negligence
- Property Damage
- Workers' Compensation
- Wrongful Death
- Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 1975
- Pepperdine University, Juris Doctorate, 1978
Memberships & Affiliations
- Judge Pro Tempore for Maricopa County Superior Court.
- Arizona State Bar Association
- ADR section
- Maricopa County Bar Association
RATE INFORMATION - I charge $350.00/ hour. I do not charge a cancellation fee but do charge for the time I spend on the case up to the time of cancellation.