S. D. Roberts Moore

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  • Senior Counsel at Gentry Locke Attorneys (60 Attorneys)
  • SunTrust Plaza, 10 Franklin Road SE, Suite 900, Roanoke, VA 24011
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Biography

Roberts Moore is Senior Counsel with Gentry Locke. After over 50 years with Gentry Locke, Roberts has retired from the active practice of law, but remains closely associated with the firm. He regularly consults with other members of the firm, plays an important role in mentoring our young lawyers, and continues to be a role model for all of our attorneys. Roberts has had a remarkable career. He received the Roanoke Bar Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award, is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and has been recognized consistently as one of the leading trial lawyers in the Commonwealth of Virginia by Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in America and Virginia Super Lawyers.

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Had you not chosen law, what career might you have pursued?

Professional baseball player. I love sports. Growing up, I played football, basketball and baseball.

You take great pride in the work you do. Tell us what this career means to you.

It’s always seemed a credit to me when someone asked me to be his or her lawyer. It demands that I be available, that I look out for the interest of the client, that I do everything I can to perform my job perfectly and that I conduct myself with honor. Inside the firm, I have tried to set an example of hard work and respect. I believe that we’ve earned a reputation as a firm with truly great lawyers, and I am very proud of that.

What do you enjoy doing to relax?

I play competitive bridge and attend sporting events. I like to spend time with my family and love listening to good music ranging from bluegrass to the Roanoke Symphony.

Experience

•Represented plaintiffs in products liability cases ending in settlements or verdicts ranging from $13 million to $750,000
•Represented plaintiffs in tractor-trailer and automobile accident cases ending in settlements or verdicts ranging from $7,500,000 to $250,000
•Represented plaintiffs and defendants in medical malpractice cases with settlements or verdicts in favor of his clients in excess of $1.5 million
•Represented university coaches, professors, athletic directors in breach of contract claims
•Represented individuals in various white collar criminal matters at trial and before grand juries in federal and state proceedings
•Negotiated separation and termination of employment matters
•Represented plaintiffs and defendants in slip and fall cases ending in settlements or verdicts in favor of his clients for $700,000-$800,000
•Represented plaintiffs and defendants in sexual abuse civil cases
•Represented plaintiffs in nursing home litigation ending in settlements ranging from $350,000 to $400,000
•Represented defendants in intellectual property matters, including patent infringement cases
•Represented defendants in RICO litigation

Involvement

Awards

•Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 years in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants (1987-2018) and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs (1987-2018), also listed in Best Lawyers in America - Business Edition (2016); named “Roanoke Personal Injury Litigator of the Year” by The Best Lawyers in America (2010)
•Awarded the Frank W. “Bo” Rogers, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award by the Roanoke Bar Association (2016)
•Elected a Top Attorney: Personal Injury by Roanoke-area attorneys surveyed by the Roanoker Magazine (2009, 2012)
•Named a Top Rated Lawyer for Litigation, Professional Liability, and Medical Malpractice law by American Lawyer Media (2013)
•Listed in Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star for Personal Injury, Product Liability, and Employment (2012-2015), and Benchmark Plaintiffs for Product Liability (2012-2014), Personal Injury, and Product Liability (2014)
•Named to Virginia Super Lawyers in the area of Professional Liability: Plaintiff (2007-2017)
•Named a “Legal Eagle” for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants and Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs by Virginia Living magazine (2012)
•Designated as one of the Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine in the Alternative Dispute Resolution category (2006) and Civil Litigation (2007)

Case Studies

The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
•Aug 5, 2017 - Wrongful death surgery blame game results in verdict of over $8.75M
•Jun 22, 2016 - Tragic Failure to Properly Diagnose and Treat Results in Jury Verdict for $2.75 Million
•Jun 26, 2015 - Settlement in Post-surgery Wrongful Death
•Jun 10, 2015 - Patient Prevails, Receives Settlement in Cancer Misdiagnosis Case
•May 21, 2014 - Client Awarded Over $387,000 for Surgical Injury
•Mar 7, 2014 - $6.4 Million Verdict for Faulty Injection Causing Permanent Paralysis
•Nov 21, 2013 - Medical Hardship Ignored by Physician Results in $300,000+ Award
•Jul 26, 2012 - Unnecessary Procedure Leads to Wrongful Death

Library

•Gentry Locke Partners Russell and Moore achieve largest verdict in Virginia in 2017
News
Feb 2018
•22 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers in America
News
Aug 2017
•Wrongful death surgery blame game results in verdict of over $8.75M The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Aug 2017
•28 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
News
Apr 2017
•Twenty-Two Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America
News
Oct 2016
•Tragic Failure to Properly Diagnose and Treat Results in Jury Verdict for $2.75 Million The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jun 2016
•Gentry Locke Partner S.D. Roberts Moore receives Roanoke Bar Association Frank W. “Bo” Rogers, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award
News
May 2016
•Twenty-six Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers
News
Apr 2016
•Fourteen Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers in America Business Edition/Winter 2016” by Best Lawyers
News
Jan 2016
•Gentry Locke and Three Attorneys Earn Recognition in Benchmark Litigation Publication
News
Dec 2015
•23 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to 2016 “Best Lawyers in America”
News
Aug 2015
•Settlement in Post-surgery Wrongful Death The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jun 2015
•Patient Prevails, Receives Settlement in Cancer Misdiagnosis Case The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jun 2015
•28 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers
News
Apr 2015
•Gentry Locke and Three Attorneys Recognized in Benchmark Litigation Rankings
News
Oct 2014
•Twenty-One Gentry Locke Attorneys Earn Best Lawyers Designations and One Lawyer of the Year
News
Aug 2014
•27 Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to Lists of 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars
News
Jun 2014
•Client Awarded Over $387,000 for Surgical Injury The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
May 2014
•$6.4 Million Verdict for Faulty Injection Causing Permanent Paralysis The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Mar 2014
•Medical Hardship Ignored by Physician Results in $300,000+ Award The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Nov 2013
•Twenty-two Attorneys named to 2014 Best Lawyers in America list; Firm Ranked in Tier 1 for Best Law Firms
News
Aug 2013
•Twenty-five Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to Virginia Super Lawyers for 2013
News
Jun 2013
•2013 Top Rated Lawyers at Gentry Locke
News
Oct 2012
•Twenty-four Gentry Locke Attorneys Named Best Lawyers
News
Sep 2012
•Gentry Locke, Attorneys Noted in 3 Benchmark Litigation Publications
News
Aug 2012
•Unnecessary Procedure Leads to Wrongful Death The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Case Studies
Jul 2012
•Twenty-four Gentry Locke Attorneys Named to Virginia Super Lawyers for 2012
News
Jun 2012
•Gentry Locke Attorneys Listed in 37 Legal Eagle Categories
News
Apr 2012
•S.D. Roberts Moore on CLE Panel Discussion
Events
May 2007

American Bar Foundation
•Member, Board of Trustees, University of Richmond (2013-Present)
•Chairman, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, Virginia State Bar, 1986
•Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Areas of Practice (15)

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Birth Injuries Catastrophic Injury
  • Motor Vehicle & Water Craft Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Traumatic Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Airplane Accidents
  • Commercial Torts
  • Administrative & Regulatory Disputes
  • Antitrust
  • Contract Disputes
  • Unfair Business Competition & Trade Secrets
  • Malpractice
  • Director & Officer Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
540.983.9348  Phone
540.983.9400  Fax
www.gentrylocke.com
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 40013, Roanoke, VA 24011
University Attended:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1955-1958
Law School Attended:
University of Richmond, LL.B., 1961
Year of First Admission:
1961
Admission:
1961, Virginia
Memberships:

Affiliations

•Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
•fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
•Member, Roanoke Bar Association
•fellow, The Virginia Bar Foundation
•fellow, American Bar Foundation
•Member, Board of Trustees, University of Richmond (2013-Present)
•Chairman, Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, Virginia State Bar, 1986
•Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

ISLN:
902392463
Payment Information:
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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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