Michelle L. Roberts, an Employee/Plaintiff lawyer with Springer & Roberts LLP in Alameda, CA has been practicing ERISA law for 10 years and has been a Section member for 9 years. Ms. Roberts became a member because she knew it would provide access to resources necessary to become a successful employee benefits lawyer, along with the conferences which she “hands down” enjoys the most. She has remained an active member as the Section has provided ample opportunities for leadership within the Employee Benefits Committee, including speaking and writing opportunities that have helped advance her career and law firm. Michelle chose to become a lawyer because “she wasn’t skilled enough with math and science to be admitted into medical school,” but she wanted to find her niche for helping “the underdog”, especially people with disabilities struggling to make a living. As an Employee/Plaintiff lawyer she represents individuals in employee benefit litigation, primarily disability benefit litigation. This self-described “gritty” lawyer is a great member to get to know.
Favorite Book: ERISA Watch
Hidden Talent: Acrobatic
Favorite Movie: “Fight Club"
Dream Vacation: The Philippines
Midnight Snack: Oreos and Milk