Indianapolis Attorney Jeffrey D. Roberts
Jeffrey D. Roberts is a shareholder of Roberts Means, LLC. He is admitted to the Indiana State Bar, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana.

Jeff has been selected to appear in the Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Star listings each year from 2011 through 2014. Jeff focuses his practice on representing business, business owners and individuals in commercial matters, including negotiations, disputes, arbitrations and lawsuits generally covering the following areas:

  • business contracts
  • unfair business practices (e.g., intentional interference, trade name infringement, “passing off”)
  • business ownership disputes (partnerships, shareholders of closely-held companies, minority oppression)
  • employment contracts (non-compete agreements, non-solicitation)
  • employment discrimination matters and wage claims
  • fraud and fiduciary duty breach
  • disputes between investors and investment advisors
  • commercial leasing matters from both landlord and tenant side
  • commercial collections

Jeff also has experience handling a broad range of civil matters, such as:

  • professional negligence claims against health care providers, attorneys, registered representatives, accountants and real estate professionals
  • personal injury
  • wrongful death matters

Education

Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business-Bloomington, double majoring in finance and marketing.  He began his career as a financial analyst in the Chicago subsidiary of a multinational investment bank.  Jeff returned to Bloomington and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where he earned his J.D., cum laude.

Career

During law school, Jeff worked in the Chicago office of a multinational law firm, focusing on complex commercial litigation and general corporate work.  Jeff then returned home to Indianapolis to begin a full-time legal career, first practicing in the areas of commercial and civil litigation at a mid-size law firm.  He was recruited to a general counsel position at an Indianapolis real estate development company, where he was responsible for handling a broad range of matters including contract negotiation, commercial leasing, real estate transactions, vendor service agreements, and general corporate work.

Jeff eventually returned to private practice to further pursue a career focused on representing individuals and business owners in commercial and civil matters.  He collaborates with and counsels his clients throughout the course of litigation, through trial when necessary.  When litigating commercial matters, Jeff values the opportunity to go beyond the borders of the issue at hand, to truly understand each client’s business structure, model and goals.

Jeff was a founding shareholder of ROBERTS MEANS, LLC in 2012.

Professional Associations, Affiliations, and Community Involvement

Jeff is an active member of the Indiana State Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Association.  He is currently a Barrister of the Sagamore Chapter, American Inns of Court.

Jeff was appointed to, and currently serves on, the Well House Society Advisory Board for the Indiana University Foundation on the Bloomington campus.

Personal

Away from work, Jeff is a proud and devoted Indiana University alum, and a lifelong supporter of the Hoosiers.  His passion for local sports extends beyond IU, to the Colts, Pacers, and IndyCar racing (he will soon attend his 20th consecutive Indianapolis 500 race).  Jeff also enjoys spending time with friends and family, golf, and physical fitness.

Reported Decisions

Gibson v. M & M Service Station Equip. Specialist, Inc., No. 1:06-cv-00861, 2009 WL 899660 (S.D. Ind. Mar. 30, 2009) (employment law).

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Common Issues Arising when the Corporation and its Majority and Minority Shareholders Part Ways  ISBA Business Law Newsletter, Spring 2011April 12, 2011  Authors: Jeffrey Roberts, Alice Morical