main-curve-leftChristopher E RobertsChristopher E. Roberts

Partner

St. Louis, Missouri
P: 314.863.5700
F: 314.863.5711

croberts@butschroberts.com

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Christopher E. Roberts is a partner at Butsch Roberts & Associates LLC. Mr. Roberts’s practice focuses on consumer class action litigation, personal injury litigation and business litigation. Mr. Roberts has successfully tried and defended numerous cases in Missouri and Illinois. Mr. Roberts’s goal is to provide his clients with forward-thinking, yet cost-effective litigation strategies.

In law school, Mr. Roberts served as an editor for the UMKC Law Review and as a staff member for The Urban Lawyer. Mr. Roberts also received academic honors and the Candler S. Rogers Writing Award for the most outstanding piece of legal writing submitted to the UMKC Law Review.

At the University of Kansas, Mr. Roberts was a member of the football team and received academic honors.

In his free time, Mr. Roberts enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters and watching college basketball.

Awards & Recognitions

Super Lawyers – 2019 Rising Star – Consumer Law

Super Lawyers – 2018 Rising Star – Consumer Law

Missouri Lawyers Weekly – 2013 Up & Coming Lawyers

Publications

2020 Survey of Federal Class Action Law: A U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit-by-Circuit Analysis, American Bar Association (2020) (author of the chapter on class action law in the Eighth Circuit).

Tips for Tracking Down and Pursuing Robocallers and Spam Texters, American Bar Association – Section of Litigation, Consumer Litigation Committee (2019).

Competing Definitions of an Auto-Dialer Under the TCPA,  American Bar Association – Section of Litigation, Consumer Litigation Committee (2019).

2018 Survey of Federal Class Action Law: A Circuit-by-Circuit Analysis, American Bar Association (2018) (author of the chapter on class action law in the Eighth Circuit).

Emerging Issues Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, American Bar Association – Section of Litigation, Consumer Litigation Committee (2017).

A Guide to Navigating CAFA’s Home-State Exception, American Bar Association – Section of Litigation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee (2013).

Class Actions 101: Surviving a Rule 12 Motion to Dismiss, American Bar Association – Section of Litigation, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee (2013).

Can I Still Google My Yahoo? Reframing the Net Neutrality Debate – Why Legislation Actually Means Deregulation, 77 UMKC L. Rev. 765 (2009).

Is MySpace Their Space?: Protecting Student Cyberspeech in a Post-Morse v. Frederick World, 76 UMKC L. Rev. 1177 (2008).

Speaking Engagements

Presenter, “Using the Telephone Consumer Protection Act to Fight Back Against Robocalls, Unsolicited Calls and Spam Text Messages,” The Missouri Bar, 2020

Presenter, “Hot Topics in TCPA Litigation,” American Bar Association – Section of Litigation, Consumer Litigation Committee, 2020

Presenter, “How to Turn a Collection Defense Case Into a Case for Your Client,” The Missouri Bar, 2020

Presenter, “You Have Class! How to Identify Class Action Cases in Your Everyday Life and Practice,” The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2019

Presenter, “The Evolving Definition of an Automatic Telephone Dialing System Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act,” American Bar Association – Section of Litigation, Consumer Litigation Committee, 2018

Presenter, “Recovering Costs and Attorney’s Fees Defending Debt Collection Cases,” The Missouri Bar, 2017

Presenter, “How to Contest an Arbitration Clause,” The Missouri Bar, 2016

Presenter, “You Have Class! How to Identify Class Action Cases in Your Everyday Practice,” The Missouri Bar, 2014

Presenter, “The Fundamentals of Class Action Litigation – Identifying Potential Cases,” The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2013

Presenter, “Making Sense of Food Labels,” Slow Food St. Louis, 2013

Education
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • University of Kansas, B.G.S., 2006
Bar Admissions
  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the District of Kansas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
Professional Involvement
  • American Bar Association, Class Actions & Derivative Suits Committee, 2012-present
  • American Bar Association, Consumer Litigation Committee, 2016-present
  • The Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Committee, 2014-present
  • The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2009-2016
  • Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, 2011-2016
Community Involvement
  • Pathways to Independence, Board of Directors, 2012-2018
  • GenNext – United Way of Greater St. Louis, Steering Committee, 2013-2015