Michelle L. Roberts

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employee Benefits Attorney in Oakland, CA

Roberts Disability Law
66 Franklin St, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510-230-2090
Fax: 510-230-2091
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Employee Benefits
Attorney Profile

“Fighting for the Underdog”

The theme of my life has been a determination to fight for the underdog. My work is a natural extension of that theme and fulfills me every day. I value hard work above most other things in my life. I often find myself preoccupied with how to fix a client’s problem or how to fix ERISA on a larger scale. Helping clients with disabilities became a personal mission of mine after seeing my father, a disabled veteran, struggle to work and support his family while dealing with the consequences of debilitating medical conditions. I like to think I got from him my strong work ethic, compassion, and desire to serve. I also value taking advantage of every opportunity for personal growth and am always looking for a way to become a better person. Running a business and raising children in a busy city is all consuming, but I am as happy as I’ve ever been, and wouldn’t have it any other way. For fun and relaxation, I enjoy the ritual of Peloton or a hike in the mornings so that I can start work with a clear head and ready to face the challenges that may lie ahead. I also try to practice mindfulness throughout the day, which helps me stay calm in stressful situations. At the end of the day, I enjoy listening to music on Spotify, a book on Audible, or a podcast. In addition to fighting for my clients, I volunteer with the Federal Bar Association, the Legal Aid at Work Workers’ Rights Clinic, and the AIDS Legal Referral Panel. I hope to show my kids by example that giving to others is the best way to lead a life of fulfillment.

About Michelle L. Roberts

Admitted: 2005, California

Professional Webpage: https://robertsdisability.com/profile/

Educational Background

  • University of California, Berkeley School of Law (J.D.), 2005
  • University of California, Riverside (double majors in Economics/Law & Society and Political Science), summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa., 2002


  • Distinguished CELA Lawyer, California Employment Lawyers Association, 2007
  • ALRP Volunteer of the Year Award, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Labor & Employment Law Section's Employee Benefits Committee, Ethics Co-Chair, 2009
  • Labor & Employment Law Section's Employee Benefits Committee, Welfare Plans/Benefit Claims Co-Chair, 2014
  • Federal Bar Association, Vice President of Oakland and Social Media Site Administrator (N.D. Cal Chapter), 2014
  • Labor & Employment Law Section's Employee Benefits Committee, Social Media committee, 2014
  • Labor & Employment Law Section's Employee Benefits Committee, Diversity subcommittee, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Co-chair of Board of Directors, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, 2012
  • Board of Directors, AIDS Legal Referral Panel, 2010
  • Amicus brief writer for United Policyholders, 2014
  • Supervising attorney at the Workers Rights Clinic program run by the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center., 2005
  • Amicus brief writer for United Policyholders, 2013

Articles about Michelle L. Roberts appearing in Super Lawyers

Show More
Office Location for Michelle L. Roberts

66 Franklin St
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607

Last Updated: 2/19/2021

Page Generated: 0.52139616012573 sec