Burr & Forman

James P. Roberts

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  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2014)
  • B.A., University of California Berkeley (2009)



  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Minorities in the Profession Committee
  • Discover Financial Diversity Mentor Program
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2021, 2022), Litigation - Bankruptcy (2022)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers "Rising Star," Bankruptcy: Business (2019-2020)
  • American Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division Minorities in the Profession Scholarship Recipient (2017-2018).
  • American Bar Association's Young Lawyer's Division Scholarship Recipient
  • Birmingham Business Journal's "Rising Stars" Lawyers of 2017
  • Mentor, Growing Kings

Associate | Birmingham, AL

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Creditors’ Rights & Bankruptcy Debtor in Possession Financing Private Equity & Venture Capital Receiverships Section 363 Sales Workouts, Restructurings & Enforcement

James Roberts is an associate at Burr & Forman LLP and works in the Creditors' Rights and Bankruptcy group in the firm's Birmingham office.

James’ practice focuses on all aspects of corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and insolvency proceedings, including Section 363 sales, disorderly winddowns, preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, as well as debtor and secured creditor representation. James works with clients in Chapter 11 proceedings, as well as financial institutions holding distressed debt portfolios.

Chambers Diversity & Inclusion Awards: North America 2020

James also sits on the firm’s diversity committee and is highly involved in the firm’s diversity initiatives. In 2020, James was named a finalist as a “Future Leader” by Chambers USA Diversity & Inclusion Awards.

James received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. While attending GULC, James was a mentor for the Georgetown Black Law Students Association. He also was recognized by the National Council of Bankruptcy Judges as a Blackshear Fellow. In 2014, James received the John F. and Noreen C. Sweeney Scholarship for academic performance

Outside of work James enjoys being involved in his local Birmingham community, and in addition to volunteering with Girls, Inc., he serves as a middle school mentor at inner-city Birmingham schools through Growing Kings.