Jim Roberts

Candidate, Metro Council

Neighborhood service is in my blood. I’ve served 8 years on the board of directors of my neighborhood association, and in August 2015 my neighbors re-elected me to a fifth year as our association’s president. Along with my wife Kate, our three children, one dog, and several hives of honeybees, I reside in West Meade Park. For the last 17 years I have helmed the law firm I founded in 1998 after having served in the Office of the District Attorney in Nashville and another private firm following graduation from Vanderbilt Law School in 1995. Prior to my law career, I worked in accounting and commercial lending.  My undergraduate degree is in finance and marketing from UVA (University of Virgina). My experience uniquely qualifies me to be an effective representative of our District in all facets of Metro Council service, from proactive communication with constituents, community engagement, the budget and legislative process, helping neighbors interface with government effectively, and listening to you well enough to be your voice on the Metro Council. Will you please vote for me on Thursday, September 10th? 


Volunteer Service:

President, West Meade Park Neighborhood Association (2012-Present)

Board of Directors, West Meade Park Neighborhood Association (2008-Present)

Stop AMP organization

Pro Bono representation to secure proper prenatal care for incarcerated women

Member, Woodmont Baptist Church

Volunteer, Room at the Inn

Coach, Upward Soccer for Youth

Instructor, Bible Study Fellowship

Volunteer service building schools and installing clean water wells in Africa

Co-created the chili cook-off known as "Trial by Fire" benefitting Phil Bredesen's anti-hunger charity, Nashville's Table.



Vanderbilt Law School, J.D.

University of Virginia, B.S. in Finance and Marketing

The Webb School


President, Federalist Society

President, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society

Eagle Scout


Professional Experience:

Owner/Attorney Roberts & Associates (2015-Present)

Owner/Attorney Roberts & Layman (1998-2014)

Attorney, Lowenstein, Ziegler & Buffaloe

Staff Attorney, Office of the District Attorney in Nashville

Accountant, MCI Telecommunications

Commercial Lender for a Florida bank