Since 1999, Troy Roe has been a full-time Neutral and specializes exclusively in Mediation. He has had over two decades
of experience resolving all types of disputes, both in Private Law Practice and as Judge Pro Tempore in Orange County
Superior court. Through his hard work and dedication at resolving big injury cases with challenging legal issues, Mr.
Roe has become one of Southern California's most requested Mediators. For several years since 2002, he has been selected
by the Daily Journal as one of California's Top Neutrals. Both plaintiff and defense concur; he is an attentive listener
who understands the parties and their issues. He knows how to explore all the legal, business and personal ramifications,
and he is especially proficient at guiding parties to reach resolution. Among our clients' comments: "Mr. Roe is knowledgeable,
patient, hardworking and accommodating with his time" and "you can really see how much he is dedicated to helping the parties,"
another attorney commented "He is straightforward and cuts right to the issues and doesn't waste anyone's time." "He was
wonderful to work with and I would use him anytime." Troy is a Fellow with the International Academy of Mediators and is a
member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).
Private General Civil Practice, most recently as Law Offices of Troy D. Roe, (1976-99)
Chair and Faculty Member, College of Trial Advocacy (1981-98)
Judge Pro Tempore, Arbitrator and Member of Approved Panel of Arbitrators & Mediators, Orange County Superior Court (1981-Present)
Education & Professional Affiliations
Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
Member, American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law (1976)
B.A., California State University, Long Beach (Cum Laude) (1973)
Board Member, Orange County Bar Association (1990-96)
Member, Orange County Bar Association; Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
President & Former Board Member, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (1987)
Member, Board of Governors, California Trial Lawyers Association (1986-89)
Former Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
Mediation and Settlement Skills Training, Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Achievements & Awards
Mr. Roe was selected by the Daily Journal as one of California's Top Neutral's for almost every year since it's inception in 2002 (including 2014) and was awarded CTL-PAC Chairman's Award for Excellent Service in 1984 and 1985.
Additionally, he was honored CTLA Certificates of Recognition in General Personal Injury, Experienced Trial Lawyer and Products Liability.
Hobbies & Interests
Mr. Roe retired from practicing law to pursue his love of golf and Mediation.
Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff injured in a bar fight and is rushed to the emergency room. Plaintiff claimed slow response by the medical team caused an anoxic event and brain damage. Settlement: $3.2 million.
Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff argued his medical team failed to monitor his sodium levels such that he suffered brain damage. Settlement: $4.5 million.
Med Malpractice: Defendants failed to diagnose a dissection of plaintiff's aorta resulting in loss of vascularization of his lower extremities - resulting in bilateral above the knee amputations. Plaintiff is a 68 year old appliance repairman.
Three Plaintiffs suffered multiple individual injuries from a natural gas explosion during the building of an office building. Settlements: $16 million, $14.25 million and $9.5 million.
Moderate traumatic brain injury and multiple orthopedic injuries suffered in an unwitnessed fall. Settlement: $4.5 million.
Drunk driver who is alleged to be in the course and scope of his employment seriously injures the plaintiff. Settlement: $4.5 million.
6 injured Plaintiffs claim that they were injured due to the poor design of a highway and bus station. Settlement: $9 million.
Truck vs. Bicycle accident. Plaintiff (age 76) sustained a below the knee amputation. Settlement: $5.8 million.
Plaintiff hit in the head by a cross-bar while disassembling a pergola in a store. The unit was on sale, but only if the customer took it down. Very modest head strike. No LOC. ER diagnosed a concussion and abrasion. Case settled in mediation.
Plaintiff (a minor) lost an eye from the illegal use of fireworks by the defendant. Defendant's insurance carrier refused to settle for policy limits ($100,000) and plaintiff's counsel argued "open policy." Settlement: $2.25 million.
Construction site accident. Settlement: $2.45 million.
Work place injury. Plaintiff fell from a make-shift scaffold. Defendant alleged comparative fault. Serious ankle fracture. Settlement: $1.9 million.
Several bystanders were hit at a bus stop by a car, all sustaining significant injuries including a traumatic brain injury. Liability and comparative negligence issues were contested with multiple defendants. Mediated case to settlement for over $6 million.
Truck vs. Motorcycle - liability was disputed. Plaintiff was a police officer who claimed traumatic brain injury and multiple fractures resulting in a multi million dollar settlement. Settlement: $7.75 million.
Mediated mild brain injury case involving different insurance issues. Settlement reached seven figures.
Auto vs. Motorcycle. Plaintiff suffered multiple leg fractures requiring multiple surgeries. 6-figures worth of medical bills. Disputed wage loss claim. Plaintiff collected a 6-figure settlement from driver's coverage and made this UIM claim against his carrier which settled for 7-figures.
Auto vs. Pedestrian with comparative fault alleged. Defendant driver had a $100,000 policy limit and their carrier did not accept Plaintiff's demand. Blunt head trauma, multiple spinal fractures, leg fracture and pelvis fracture. After factoring in medical treatments, the parties agreed on a seven figure settlement amount.
Auto vs. Pedestrian. Plaintiff (26 year-old college student) suffered burst fracture in low back requiring two surgeries. Serious bodily scars and future cost of medical care. Settled in mediation.
Three care collision. Plaintiff a negligent free passenger in a taxi. Received multiple internal injuries requiring bowel surgery and loss of his job (a 77 year old psychiatrist working for the state). Settled in mediation.
Auto vs. Auto: Defendant made a left turn in front of Plaintiff. Injuries included a subarachnoid hemorrhage, wrist fx, bilateral leg fxs, and claimed TBI (with a great recovery). Case settled in mediation.
Plaintiff suffered from a drug overdose. Plaintiff's friend drove him to a nearby fire department and no one answered the door. The friend went to get help and left plaintiff in front of the garage. Defense responded to a fire alarm, opened the garage door and ran over the plaintiff resulting in catastrophic injuries.
Products Liability and Negligence action against multiple defendants requiring 4 sessions of mediation. Plaintiff suffered gasoline burns over 40 percent of his body. Settlement: $22 million.
Pool chemicals exploded when mixed. Plaintiff claimed failure to warn. Settlement: $3 million.
Stage collapsed injuring minor plaintiff. Claim was for failure to warn and design flaw in stage itself. Settlement: $2 million.
Plaintiff claimed a boom lift manufactured by defendant was "top heavy" by design. Injuries included traumatic brain injury (mild). Settlement: $2 million.
In home steam unit was defectively designed causing burns to both legs below the knees. Settlement: $1.25 million.
Plaintiff injured while testing a Zipline. Multiple fractures with over six-figures in medical expenses. Settled in mediation for a seven-figure amount.
Wrongful Death of 21 year old survived by his parents. Settlement: $2.8 million.
Wrongful Death of a 14 year old survived by her parents. Others in the car are also injured. Settlement: $5.1 million (policy limits).
23 Plaintiffs injured in a bus roll-over. 22 cases settled in a single session of mediation.
Motorcycle vs. auto collision. Wrongful death of a 46-year-old, single adult with no children. Survived by his elderly parents.