A Law Firm That Gets Results
Devoted to Family Law and Criminal Defense Throughout the Houston Area
T.J. Roberts was born in Austin and raised in Lampasas, Texas. Playing baseball for the Lampasas Badgers earned T.J. a chance to attend Austin College in Sherman, Texas. In addition to being involved in Student Government, Model United Nations and numerous other organizations, T.J. graduated with a degree in political science and moved on to the Texas Tech University School of Law. In law school, T.J. served as president of the Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, Vice-Chair of the Board of Barristers, and was voted the Board’s most outstanding member. T.J. was one of eight individuals selected to participate in the Criminal Defense Clinic, where he received an American Jurisprudence Award. T.J. was also a member of several national trial advocacy teams, earning him a prestigious selection in to the Order of Barristers, a national merit-based advocacy organization.
T.J.’s primary practice areas are Family Law and Criminal Defense.
T.J. has handled hundreds of family law cases, giving each individual case the attention it deserves. Aggressively preparing and pursuing each case, T.J. handles family cases that include divorces, suits affecting parent-child relationships, custody battles, protective orders, enforcement and/or modifications of child support and visitation, paternity rights, grandparents rights, termination and adoption, name changes, and cases dealing with the Attorney General’s Office and Child Protective Services. T.J.’s primary focus in family law involves fighting for custody, whether as a parent or grandparent, complex property division, and protecting individuals from the burdening involvement of CPS.
In addition to his experience in family law, T.J. has zealously represented hundreds of individuals being accused of criminal conduct ranging from driving while intoxicated, drug possession/delivery, assault and domestic violence, theft, various forms of sexual allegations, intoxicated manslaughter and numerous other misdemeanors and felonies. T.J. has worked and tried cases on the county, district and federal level. T.J. has extensive experience and concentration in representing clients accused of crimes involving allegations of sexual assault, improper student/teacher relationships and possession of obscene materials. Whether you are facing an allegation of this severity, or even the simplest of allegations, T.J. has the experience and passion to advocate for you during this challenging time.
T.J. is licensed to practice by the State Bar of Texas and licensed to practice in the United States District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Brazoria County Bar Association. He is a former City Councilman in Lampasas, Texas, Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce, and former Officer of the Board of Directors of the Lampasas Child Protective Services Board.
In his free time, T. J. enjoys golfing, softball, Texas Tech football, the Houston Astros and everything sports related.
I highly recommend, Mr. T.J. Roberts, for anyone going through a divorce with a child. As, getting a divorce is stressful enough, having him represent my son and I was a huge relief. The entire staff is personable, trustworthy, and knowledgeable. There are not enough words to describe just how T.J. Roberts, had a way of simplifying a difficult situation and managed to keep me calm. I believe it’s because he exudes confidence and genuinely cares about his clients.
My son and I thank you!!
L.G. – Lake Jackson, Texas
I hired Mr. Roberts to represent me for a divorce. I could not be happier with the services rendered by TJ and his staff. TJ is great at setting real expectations, doesn’t sugar coat the truth, and will do his absolute best at getting you the results you are looking for. He treats all his clients as if he was representing his own family member. Talented in the courtroom. Extremely knowledgeable in the dirty tactics other divorce attorneys use, and cuts them off before they even take root. Exceeded my expectations!! Hopefully I will not have to get another divorce, but if I do, there is no one else I would rather have representing me!
“TJ has worked for me over the last couple of years on a child custody case. His demeanor and truly caring attitude were of great value to me. He made me comfortable with the entire process. I was impressed with his work ethic and knowledge of the law. I was also very confident with him going “to bat” for me and my daughter. The outcome of the case was in my favor.
I would recommend TJ to anyone who is looking for an attorney that believes in his clients. He will go to work for the best possible outcome in his client’s favor. He is a great attorney!”
-Anselmo Contreras, Angleton
“T.J. Roberts of Scott M. Brown & Associates displayed professionalism and expertise when handling my child support case. T.J. was very knowledgeable and represented my interests, just as I had wanted. He was able to meet my expectations, and then delivered more than I had hoped for! I am very happy about the end result and will be highly recommending Scott M. Brown & Associates to my family, friends, and colleagues in the future. Many Thanks.”
-Amanda Jamieson – Lake Jackson, Texas
“I wanted to first thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for my children and me. It was not looking good for me in the beginning and TJ, I am so glad you were there for me that first court appearance. You made things turn out better than I could have ever imagined and I will be forever grateful. My life could’ve been so different.
I know I was a real pain most of the time but you never turned your back on me. Thank you! I am so very appreciative.
You are so wonderful and I am eternally thankful for everything you did for me!”
-M.C., Pearland, Texas
“T.J. is amazing!! If anyone needs a lawyer call T.J.! He got my case completely dismissed. Thank you T.J.!!!
-Elizabeth Raiford, Pearland, Texas
T.J. Roberts is a very knowledgeable and skilled representative. I appreciated how accessible he allowed himself to be to me as a client, and the level of assurance and confidence he had in my case every step of the way.
-A.D.S., Pasadena, Texas
I would like to give my thanks to T.J. Roberts and the law firm of Scott M. Brown & Associates. T.J. was a very professional and proficient attorney that worked to get a resolution with a very fair outcome. If I am ever in need of another attorney I will definitely retain his services and would highly recommend him to others in need of a great attorney! Sincere Thanks!
-Jeffery Bozeman, Nederland, Texas
After several months with one of the top-rated divorce attorneys in the county, I was getting nowhere fast. My husband was filing motion after motion, denying mediators, and postponing court dates. My attorney was not being proactive or keeping in contact with me. Instead, my $15,000 retainer was quickly being drained with no results. I decided to change attorneys. That is when I found T.J. Roberts at Scott M. Brown and Associates. He was able to meet with me within the week and listened to my concerns and asked questions to make sure he completely understood my wishes. He was very straightforward about possible outcomes and offered different strategies to achieve the results I desired. Mr. Roberts kept in frequent contact with me throughout the duration of my case. He was excellent in returning my phone calls and emails and keeping me abreast of my current situation. Mr. Roberts was able to achieve in three months what the other “high-profile” attorney was not in nearly a year. I would recommend T.J. Roberts and his firm, Scott M. Brown and Associates, to anyone wanting to achieve results fast. Above all, Mr. Roberts is a class individual with a class firm.
-K. Koening, Brazoria, Texas
“Due to a negative experience with a previous attorney, I was very nervous about hiring someone to represent me and fight on behalf of my children in regards to child support enforcement and a visitation plan. I really wanted to find someone who I felt cared about my case as much as we did. After much research, I made the decision to hire TJ and honestly can say it was the best decision I ever made. TJ is knowledgeable, confident, realistic, no-nonsense, and really showed he cared about our case. This why I put all my trust and confidence in him when we chose to go to trial where his preparation, knowledge of the law, and desire to fight for us resulted in a ruling that exceeded our expectations. TJ and his staff are exceptional.”
J.C. Lake Jackson
Posted by Jenna
June 28, 2016
Areas of Practice
- 50% Criminal Defense
- 50% Family Law
- Texas, 2009
- U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2010
- Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
- J.D. – May, 2009
- Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Defense Clinic
- Honors: 40+ cases with 3rd year bar card, Criminal Defense Clinic
- Honors: Vice Chair of Client Counseling, Board of Barristers
- Honors: Awarded Board of Barrister’s Full Scholarship
- Honors: National Order of the Barristers Award
- Honors: Arbitration, Mock Trial, Moot Court and Client Counseling, Multiple National Advocacy Teams
- Honors: President, Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, 2008-2009
- Honors: 2L Class Representative
- Honors: Finalist, Numerous In-school Trial Advocacy Competitions
- Honors: Advanced Top Oralist Award, Numerous In-school Trial Advocacy Competitions
- Honors: Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
- Honors: Vice President and Treasurer, Roo Bar Association
- Honors: Kaplan/PMBR Representative
- Honors: University Traffic and Parking Appeals Bench
- Austin College, Sherman, Texas
- B.A. – May, 2006
- Honors: Academic Excellence Scholarship
- Honors: Dean’s List
- Honors: Pre-Law Society
- Honors: Model United Nations
- Major: Political Science
Honors and Awards
- Lampasas City Councilman, Place 5, previously held
- City of Lometa, City Attorney/Prosecutor, previously held
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association, Member
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2008 – Present
- Brazoria County Bar Association
- State Bar of Texas
Past Employment Positions
- Harrell, Roberts & Associates, PLLC, Lampasas, Texas, Partner, 2009 – 2013
- Gibson Carver, LLP, Lubbock, Texas, Law Clerk, 2007 – 2009
- Judge Sam Medina, 237th District Court, Lubbock, Texas, Judicial Clerk, 2008
Pro Bono Activities
- Board of Directors, Child Protective Services
- Board of Directors, Lampasas Chamber of Commerce
- Lampasas City Council, 2012 – 2013