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.
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“With enough hard work and a little luck, anything is possible.”
Regan is from Brenham, Texas. She graduated SHSU with a degree in English in the fall of 2013. A previous student assistant, her minor in Technical Writing and interest in law have continued to draw her to the office.
“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -Francis of Assisi
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.” -Jerry Rice
Lexi from Austin, Texas. She is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Marketing at SHSU in preparation for her application to law school.
“In the darkest places, the smallest light shines the brightest.”
Hugo is from Madisonville, Texas. He is studying Political Science with a minor in Psychology. He is a junior right now and plans on applying to law school after he graduates from SHSU. He wants to be an attorney with his focus in Immigration and Civil cases. One day he aspires to be President or a senator.
“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” -Theodore Roosevelt
Rick is from Saginaw, Texas. He is majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Legal Studies. He is currently serving as an ambassador for the College of Criminal Justice as well as President of the men's rugby club here at Sam. After graduation, he will accept his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and attend law school.
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