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Jesse Roth
Jesse L. Roth

Jesse L.
Roth

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JESSE L. ROTH, shareholder, brings a unique and diverse range of legal, business, and government experiences to his zealous representation of individuals and businesses across several legal disciplines. His penchant for finding innovative solutions for his clients has earned him recognition from his peers, who named him to the Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch lists in 2021 and 2022 for his work in insurance law.

A member of our Defense and Insurance Coverage and Appellate practice groups, Jesse represents clients in professional liability, insurance, labor and employment, class actions, attorney grievance proceedings, consumer litigation, and complex tort matters.  Jesse has advanced and defended his clients’ interests at the trial, appellate, and administrative level in multiple jurisdictions, including recent wins in the Michigan Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

A graduate of Emory University, Jesse earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.  Jesse has worked in the publishing industry and for a professional baseball team, in addition to internships with the federal judiciary and on Capitol Hill.  Actively involved in his community, Jesse and his wife founded and currently operate a non-profit organization that provides baby necessities to families in need.

When not serving his clients or community, Jesse can be found spending time with his wife, six daughters, and son.

Education

University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2014
– Clarence Darrow Scholar (full-tuition merit scholarship & stipend)

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Bachelor of Arts, 2004

 

Professional Memberships

State Bar of Michigan

 

Recognition

Named to 2021 and 2022 Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch

Publications

“Settle and Sue” Defense Strategies published in Detroit Legal News, March 21, 2017, published in Oakland County Legal News, March 24, 2017

COA Reverses Witness Immunity Ruling, Michigan Lawyers Weekly, January 2019 

Spokeo, 16 Months Later, State Bar of Michigan Litigation Journal, Fall 2017

 

Cases

Moore for Estate of Velez v Shafer, 960 NW2d 682 (Mich 2021) (Supreme Court reversed Court of Appeals and reinstated trial court’s dismissal of premises liability claim against general contractor arising out of construction accident)

Eickenroth v Roosen, Varchetti & Olivier, PLLC, No 20-11647, 2021 WL 1224912 (ED Mich 2021) (granting dismissal of FDCPA claims based on in-person service of process during COVID-19 state of emergency)

Van Vleck v Leikin, Ingber & Winters, P.C., No 20-11635, 2021 WL 1212702 (ED Mich 2021) (granting dismissal of FDCPA claims based on in-person service of process during COVID-19 state of emergency)

Clendening v Stillman, P.C., No 20-11820, 2021 WL 1313235 (ED Mich 2021) (granting dismissal of FDCPA claims based on in-person service of process during COVID-19 state of emergency)

Down v Ann Arbor Public Schools, No 17-13456, 2020 WL 6043293 (ED Mich 2020) (granting dismissal of employee’s retaliation claims)

Bates v. Green Farms Condominium Assoc., 958 F.3d 470 (6th Cir. 2020) (court affirmed dismissal of FDCPA claims against law firm attempting to foreclose on a lien on behalf of its condominium association client and rejected plaintiff’s attempt to thwart dismissal by submitting “evidence” to support opposition to motion addressed to pleadings).

Buchholz v. Meyer Njus Tanick, PA, 946 F.3d 855 (6th Cir. 2020) (court affirmed dismissal of case on ground that “anxiety” caused by alleged violation of consumer protection statute was not a sufficient injury to sustain jurisdiction under Article III of the U.S. Constitution)

Bates v. Green Farms Condominium Association, No 18-13533, 2019 WL 4073395 (ED Mich 2019) (granting dismissal of FDCPA claims on basis of new U.S. Supreme Court decision holding that FDCPA does not apply to law firms engaged in nonjudicial foreclosure)

Noel v. CARite of Garden City, No 19-11493, 2019 WL 3219845 (ED Mich 2019) (granting dismissal of claims for racially hostile work environment, wrongful termination and retaliation)

Bedford v. Witte, 318 Mich App 60 (2016), affirming in part this dismissal of a defamation claim against an attorney and law firm arising from out of court statements made about pending litigation.