Joseph M. Roberts represents injured workers who have suffered catastrophic workplace injuries and illnesses, including brain injury, toxic exposure, cancer, and other disease caused or made worse by work. He also advocates for families of workers who have tragically passed away because of their workplace injuries or illness. An exceptional lawyer, Mr. Roberts has obtained tens of millions of dollars in settlements and awards for his clients.
Mr. Roberts is a litigator and trial lawyer by training and experience, having successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials in a broad array of cases and areas of law, including general and white-collar criminal defense, personal injury, wrongful death, high conflict child custody, and divorce, and workers’ compensation. In fact, Mr. Roberts has spent nearly a decade advocating for the rights of injured workers throughout the state of California and has demonstrated his commitment to taking on the toughest, most complex cases. He is consistently at the forefront, litigating some of the most exciting cases of emerging law.
A Los Angeles native, Mr. Roberts attended Chaminade High School in the San Fernando Valley where he was the captain of both the varsity wrestling and varsity sailing teams. After high school, Mr. Roberts graduated from the University of California where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. From there, he went on to graduate from Loyola Law School in downtown Los Angeles. As a law student, Mr. Roberts played a pivotal role in the team of students and professors that exonerated Obie Stephen Anthony III (after 18 years in prison) for a murder he did not commit. Mr. Roberts also spent much of his time in law school at the Federal Public Defender’s office working on final, death row appeals. During his last year in school, Mr. Roberts was a judicial extern to the Hon. Daniel J. Buckley at the Los Angeles Superior Court.
Immediately before joining the Barkhordarian Law Firm in May of 2021, Mr. Roberts worked at one of downtown Los Angeles’ premier ligation law firms (an AM Top 100 law firm) where he represented insurance industry giants and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Roberts has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of complex and interesting cases and is absolutely thrilled to be with the Barkhordarian Law Firm