David A. Roberts
Hall, Arbery, Gilligan,
Roberts & Shanlever LLP
3340 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
University of Texas School of Law
Florida State University
Admitted to Practice:
Dave Roberts is an experienced and accomplished employment litigation attorney whose practice primarily involves the representation of clients in the areas of restrictive covenant litigation and drafting (non-compete, non-solicitation, non-recruitment and non-disclosure agreements), general employment contract litigation and drafting, trade secret cases, employment discrimination and harassment litigation, employment related torts, wage and hour disputes and general business contract disputes.
While Mr. Roberts has nearly 18 years of private practice experience in many different areas of employment law, his Georgia non-compete agreement practice is especially highly regarded and Mr. Roberts is known for his significant level of experience, expertise and courtroom abilities handling Georgia non-compete agreement cases. Additionally, Mr. Roberts litigates, drafts and negotiates non-compete agreements in other jurisdictions as part of his broad non-compete and employment law practice.
From 2005 – 2013, prior to becoming a Partner at Hall, Arbery, Gilligan, Roberts & Shanlever LLP, Mr. Roberts was the Managing Partner of The Roberts Firm, P.C. where he focused his practice in the areas of Georgia non-compete agreement law, employment law and business litigation matters. Prior to founding his own firm, Mr. Roberts limited his practice to Georgia non-compete agreement law and employment law matters as an attorney for Greenberg Traurig, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious law firms. Mr. Roberts’ Georgia non-compete agreement and employment practice at Greenberg Traurig including the representation of Fortune-500 companies nationally in matters relating to Georgia non-compete law and agreements and other employment law matters. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Roberts was an attorney at two of the top employment law firms in the nation, Fisher Phillips, LLP and Seyfarth Shaw. While at these firms, Mr. Roberts also practiced exclusively in the areas of Georgia non-compete agreement law and employment law. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Roberts gained significant jury-trial experience as an Assistant State Attorney in Tallahassee, Florida where he prosecuted drug-related offenses and other crimes.
Mr. Roberts is licensed and practices non-compete and employment law in all state courts in Georgia and Florida as well as in federal courts in Georgia and Florida. Mr. Roberts also represents clients nationally in non compete matters and other employment law and business litigation matters.
Mr. Roberts received his law degree in 1994 from the University of Texas School of Law. Mr. Roberts received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University which he attended on a football scholarship. During his playing career at FSU, Mr. Roberts was a four-year letterman, Academic All-American and was awarded an NCAA post-graduate scholarship to attend law school. Mr. Roberts’ career highlights included four consecutive major bowl victories, a 4-0 record versus the University of Florida, a single-game receiving record for FSU tight ends and catching the winning touchdown pass for FSU in 1989 in their win over rival Florida. A long-time elite-level baseball coach, in 2006, Mr. Roberts became the Head Baseball Coach for the East Cobb Astros 14U team which is part of the top youth baseball program in the nation. Mr. Roberts 14U East Cobb Astros teams have won 13 major National Championships and most of Mr. Roberts players have gone on to play major college and/or professional baseball. Mr. Roberts also sits on the Board of Directors of East Cobb Baseball and serves as its General Counsel. Mr. Roberts also coaches youth football at the Northside Youth Organization (“NYO”) at Chastain Park.
Born and raised in Griffin, Georgia, Mr. Roberts and his wife Courtney have a son Cade (10) and a daughter Libby (7). The Roberts’ are members of Roswell Presbyterian Church.