Governor Andy Beshear has appointed Murray Attorney, Jeff Roberts of the Roberts Law Office to be a Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court. Special Justices are appointed to sit in place of a regular Supreme Court Justice whenever a Supreme Court Justice has to recuse himself/herself from a case. Jeff Roberts is appointed as a Special Justice to hear the case Alexandria Stanziano, Et Al v. Andrew Cooley, M.D., Et. Al. Mr. Roberts will replace 1st District Supreme Court Justice Christopher Shea Nickell.
Jeff Roberts has practiced law in Murray, KY since 1992. He limits his private practice to representing personal injury victims (also including workers compensation and social security disability). He stated that this experience will assist him in fulfilling his duties as a Special Justice as the case in which he is appointed is a medical negligence type case. Mr. Roberts stated: “I am mindful of the trust that Gov. Beshear has placed in me and I take this responsibility very seriously. During my career, I have received accolades including requests to speak at legal seminars, appointments to leadership positions, awards, etc. I am grateful for all of them. However, to have my legal ability and knowledge recognized as being at the level of my being selected as a Special Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court tops them all and is truly an honor.”
Jeff wants his clients to know that he is just appointed to this one case and he will still be representing his clients in their ongoing cases without any interruption. Jeff lives in Calloway County with his wife, Anita. He also has a daughter and two step sons. In addition to his private practice, Jeff also serves as an Assistant County Attorney for Calloway County.
Jeff was born and raised in Mayfield, Ky. His parents are Jackie Roberts (who still lives in Mayfield) and the late Judy Roberts. He graduated from Mayfield High School in 1983.