Joseph B. Roberts (Retired) III

Joseph B. Roberts (Retired) III

Gastonia, North Carolina

Joseph B. Roberts, lll is the senior partner at The Roberts Law Firm, PA located in Gastonia, North Carolina. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (1962 AB Degree, 1964 LLB Degree). He served in the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1983 and 1984 and was a lay member of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy from 1982 through 1989. He is chairman of the North Carolina Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section. He is a frequent speaker at Workers' Compensation seminars. His primary practice is in workers' compensation, personal injury and medical malpractice.

Areas of Practice

  • Litigation
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Torts
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1964
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1971
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1971
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1971


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • LL.B. - 1964
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • A.B. - 1962

Published Works

  • Editor, "Course and Scope", North Carolina Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section, September, 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Alpha Delta. William T. Phillips Scholar

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Gaston County, 27th Judicial District, President, 1970
  • Gaston County, 27th Judicial District, 1980 - 1982
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Workers Compensation Section, Chairman, 1998 - 1999
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, National Transportation Safety Board, 1976
  • Chairman, Gaston-Lincoln Mental Health Board
  • Member, Flynn Homes, Inc.
  • Chairman, Gaston County Board of Elections, 1977
  • Lay Member, Appointed by Governor Jim Hunt, North Carolina Pharmacy Board, 1982 - 1988
  • Member, North Carolina House of Representatives, 1983


  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Delta