B.S. (cum laude) Lamar University
M.A. University of Houston
J.D. Southern Methodist University (Articles Editor, SMU Law Review; President of the Student Bar Association; Outstanding Male Graduate)
Mediation Training: University of Texas School of Law, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution; Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Gene Roberts is the Director of the Office of Student Legal & Mediation Services. He has over 15 years’ experience as counsel representing clients in litigated cases. Gene’s philosophy—as a private attorney and now as the full-time Director of SLMS—is to help individuals understand their rights and responsibilities, comprehend the complexities of the legal system, and develop a proactive and productive strategy for the situation they face.
Gene was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers—Rising Stars Edition in the area of business litigation and Avvo.com rates his legal background as “superb.” Gene is also a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. He is authorized to practice law in all Texas state courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Western, and Southern Districts of Texas.
The Association of Attorney Mediators identified Gene as a “New Master of Mediation.” Gene is the Immediate Past-Chair of the Dallas Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2012) after serving as its Secretary for three years. During his time as chair, the DBA Board of Directors recognized Gene with the Special Section Award. Gene served the Dallas Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution as a member of its Board of Directors, President-elect and President. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Association of Mediators, Co-Chair of the 2013 Annual Conference and is its President-Elect. He is also a Council Member of the State Bar of Texas’ Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.
Gene served his church as an Elder, Sunday School teacher, and chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. He served on mission teams throughout Texas, Louisiana, and in the Agalta Valley of central Honduras. Gene is married with one son.
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right—for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
Stevie is from the small town of Frankston, Texas. She is a psychology major here at SHSU with a minor in human services in preparation for grad school, which will eventually lead her into a counseling career.
“With enough hard work and a little luck, anything is possible.”
Regan is from the small town of Brenham, Texas She is an English major with a Professional Writing minor at SHSU. Regan plans on entering the world of publishing to become a copyeditor after she graduates.
“Begin by doing what is necessary. Afterwards, do what is possible, and suddenly you will be doing the impossible.”
Trent is from Cypress, Texas. He previously attended Our Lady of the Lake University where he studied Theology. He is now studying Education at SHSU in the hopes of attaining a teaching certificate in bilingual elementary education.
“Today I will do what others won't so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.”
Lexi from Austin, Texas. She is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Marketing at SHSU in preparation for her application to law school.
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