•Juris Doctorate, Florida State University College of Law, Tallahassee, Florida •B.B.A., Finance, Baruch College, CUNY, New York, New York •Bar Admissions: Florida Bar; Federal Bar, Northern District of Florida •Traffic Court Hearing Officer, Tallahassee, Florida
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
Attorney Gary Anthony Roberts was born in Jamaica West Indies and raised in Brooklyn (Crown Heights Section),New York. In 1985 he began his college education at Baruch College in New York, New York. He graduated from Baruch in 1990 with a degree in Finance (Bachelor of Business Administration). In 1992, he moved to Tallahassee, Florida to attend Florida State University College of Law and received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1995. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1995 and the Federal Bar for the Northern District of Florida in August of 1998 and the Federal Bar for the Middle District of Florida 2007.
Upon becoming a member of the Florida Bar, Attorney Roberts began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) with the State Attorney’s Office for Second Judicial Circuit serving Leon County, Florida. He left that position and began his private law practice career as an associate with the law firm Knowles & Randolph, which later became known as Knowles, Marks, and Randolph of Tallahassee, FL.
Attorney Roberts started the law firm of Roberts & Giddings, LLC, in 1999 before venturing into solo practice in 2000 as Gary A. Roberts & Associates, LLC. In September 2010, attorney Bruce R. Meeks joined him to form Roberts & Meeks, P.L., which reverted back to Gary A. Roberts & Associates, LLC when Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet offered Attorney Meeks the position of inspector general of Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Attorney Roberts practices primarily Criminal Defense and Personal Injury. He is known more for his work as criminal defense attorney. Attorney Roberts has had criminal cases featured nationally on the CBS documentary 48 hours and Court TV involving the trial of NFL player charged with guns and gambling. Attorney Roberts is currently a Traffic Court Hearing Officer in Leon County, FL, a position that he has held for approximately 7 and a half years.
KRISTEN A. HANNA:
Juris Doctorate, Florida State Univerisity School of Law
B.S., Univerisity of Florida
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE: Attorney Hanna is an associate with our firm. As the head of our personal injury department, Attorney Hanna works to ensure favorable settlements for clients involved in car and truck accidents, slip & fall, and other serious injury cases. Attorney Hanna is responsible for all intake involved with our personal injury cases, and assists our clients in clearing their records through our sealing and expungement department. Additionally, Attorney Hanna also supports Attorney Gary A. Roberts in the area of criminal law. Attorney Hanna joined Gary A. Roberts & Associates, LLC in 2011 and quickly displayed a strong work ethic and tremendous compassion for the needs of our clients.
Attorney Hanna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism with a minor in Art History in 2008 from the University of Florida where she was a Bright Futures Platinum Scholar. Attorney Hanna has studied various elements of the law in England at St Edmund’s College of Oxford University, and has interned with Higgs & Johnson, a full-service corporate and commercial law firm in Nassau, Bahamas. While at the Florida State University College of Law, Attorney Hanna worked closely with members of the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade and Chinese businesses to complete an international trade simulation focused on international business transactions.
Attorney Hanna graduated from the Florida State University College of Law in 2010 with a Certificate in International Law with honors. Attorney Hanna served as the community service coordinator for her chapter of the Black Law Students Association and also as the 2010-2011 Director of Community Service for the Southern Region of the National Black Law Students Association and continues to remain actively involved in service to her community. Attorney Hanna is a member of the Florida Bar, the National Bar Association, and a proud member Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.