Scott M. Roberts

Scott M. Roberts

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Birmingham, AL

Burgess Roberts LLC
 | 2017 Morris Avenue, Suite 100
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: 205-870-8611
Fax: 205-870-8688
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2021
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Workers' Compensation: Employer/Insurance (40%),
  • Transportation/Maritime (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Scott received his undergraduate degree from Auburn University in 1987 and his law degree from The University of Alabama School of Law in 1990.

    Scott is an experienced trial attorney who has successfully tried numerous jury and non-jury trials throughout Alabama. He has extensive experience in insurance defense litigation and concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, tort litigation, transportation litigation, workers’ compensation, employment law, premises liability, and products liability. Scott has been lead attorney in many published appellate decisions.

    Scott frequently advises claims representatives, in-house counsels, and business professionals on a wide range of topics, best practices, and defense strategies to successfully avoid or defend personal injury lawsuits. 

    Scott is admitted to practice in all Alabama State and Federal District Courts and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Scott holds the prestigious “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. For many years, he has been listed in AM Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys and the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Scott was recently included in Birmingham BIZ Magazine’s 2016 list of Top Lawyers in Birmingham, and the 2019 and 2020 editions of B-Metro’s Top Attorneys in Birmingham. 


    About Scott Roberts

    Admitted: 1990, Alabama

    Professional Webpage:


    • Voted by peers as a top attorney in Birmingham, B Metro Top Attorneys, Birmingham Metro Magazine, 2019
    • Nominated by peers as a top attorney in Birmingham, B Metro Top Attorneys, Birmingham Metro Magazine, 2020
    • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell; Best’s Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers;  B-Metro’s Top Lawyers of 2016; Birmingham BIZ Magazine’s 2016 list of Top Lawyers in Birmingham, 2016
    • B-Metro's Top Lawyers of 2017, 2017

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Alabama State Bar; Birmingham Bar Association; Tennessee Bar Association; American Bar Association; , 2017

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Ethical Issues in Claims Investigations; Tramatic Brain Injuries and the Older Worker; Alabama Workers' Compensation Law for Adjusters; Legal and Ethical Issues With THC in the Workplace; Social Media Investigation for the Insurance Adjuster; Alabama Workers' Compensation Legal Update; The Tort of Outrage in Alabama, 2017
    • Spoke at annual seminar for adjusters and employers on the impact of medical marijuana On workers’ compensation, Speaker, The impact of marijuana in workers’ compensation, Alabama Workers' Compensation Association, Workers' Compensation, 2019
    • Spoke at annual seminar for adjusters and employers on the impact of medical marijuana in the workplace, Speaker, Medical marijuana in the workplace, Alabama Workers' Compensation Association, Workers' Compensation, 2018


    • Settlement favorable to client in a high exposure tractor-trailer accident case, 2020
    • Defense verdict in workers' compensation case, 2018

    Representative Clients:

    • Great West Casualty Company, Cincinnati Insurance Company, Employers Insurance Group, AIG Insurance, Liberty Mutual, Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Carolina Casualty Insurance Company, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc., York Risk Services Group, Sedgwick CMS, Magna International, Michaels Stores, PJ United, Midwest Logistics, CVS, Inc., Dean Foods, Temp Force, Lowe's Home Centers, Starbucks Coffee Company, Addus Healthcare, APi Group, Capstone Logistics, CCMSI, Drury Hotels, USAL Logistics, CorVel Corp, FirstGroup America, Friedkin Companies, Pinnacle Work Force, Koch Foods, Healthcare Workers' Compensation Fund, 2020

    Other Outstanding Achievements:


    • Quarterly newsletter to claims professionals, HR Managers and Employers discussing recent chages in the law by the Alabama Appellate Courts, trends in claims investigation and handling, and important issues on the horizon that will impact the future of workers' compensation claims., Alabama Workers' Compensation Case Law Update

    Educational Background:

    • Auburn University; BA, 1987 University of Alabama School of law; JD, 1990

    Industry Groups

    • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
    • Alabama Self Insured Association
    • Alabama Workers' Compensation Organization
    • Business Council Of Alabama
    • Defense Research Institute
    • The Trucking Lawyers Association
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    Office Location for Scott M. Roberts

    2017 Morris Avenue
    Suite 100
    Birmingham, AL 35203

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    Last Updated: 12/29/2020

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