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Megan L. Roach

Biography

Megan L. Roach joined Zinober, Diana, & Monteverde P.A. as an associate attorney where her areas of practice include general liability, first and third party property and casualty defense, insurance coverage counsel, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Zinober, Diana, & Monteverde P.A., Ms. Roach was an associate attorney at a prominent local insurance defense firm for several years, where she handled first-party property and casualty defense. Previously, Ms. Roach spent several years as an associate at a national creditors rights firm litigating on behalf of large national financial institutions.

Ms. Roach received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, along with minors in History and Spanish, from the University of Florida. She received her law degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2012. At Stetson, Ms. Roach received Certificates in Trial Advocacy and Leadership and served in various leadership roles. She was the recipient of the Paul Barnard Award for Clinic Excellence for her work as a Certified Legal Intern in the Office of the Public Defender of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.

Ms. Roach is a St. Petersburg native and serve as the vice chair of the civil Trial Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. She is also an active member of the Young Lawyers Section of the St. Petersburg Bar Association. Ms. Roach serves as the President of the Junior League of St. Petersburg, as the President of the Patrick Brett Foundation, on the Board of Directors for the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay, as the Chair of Young Floridians for Opportunity, as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Mainsail Art Festival, and on the Gala Committee for the Drug Free America Foundation. She is the past Vice Chair of the Florida Federation of Young Republicans and the Past President of the Pinellas County Young Republicans.

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law, Gulfport, Florida
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: Certificates in Trial Advocacy and Leadership
    • Honors: Recipient of the Paul Barnard Award for Clinic Excellence
    • Honors: Certified Legal Intern in the Office of the Public Defender of the Sixth Judicial Circuit
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
    • B.A. - 2010
    • Major: Political Science

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Patrick Brett Foundation, President
  • Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay, Board of Directors
  • Young Floridians for Opportunity, Chair
  • Mainsail Art Festival, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Drug Free America Foundation, Gala Committee
  • Florida Federation of Young Republicans, Vice Chair
  • Pinellas County Young Republicans, Past President

Past Positions

  • Marone Law Group, Attorney, 2016 to 2020
  • Albertelli Law, Attorney, 2013 to 2016

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Civil Trial Section Vice Chair, 2020 to Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association, Member, 2013 to Present
  • The Federalist Society, Member, 2018 to Present
  • National Association of Parliamentarians, Member, 2019 to Present

Current Employment Position

  • Associate Attorney

Practice Areas

  • First Party Property Defense 80%
  • Third Party Property Defense 10%
  • Bad Faith Litigation Defense 5%
  • General Civil Litigation 5%

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2013

Honors

  • Paul Barnard Award for Clinic Excellence, 2012