Mr. Roden has over 40 years of experience involving class actions, mass torts, toxic exposure, and products liability. Since joining the firm in 1999, he has focused on automobile products litigation, dietary supplement litigation, and chemical/toxic exposure cases.
He has tried over 100 cases, and settled countless others, including a $700 million settlement over PCB contamination in Anniston, AL. Other notable case involvement includes a class action suit against McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company concerning its pollution of the Village Creek watershed and membership on the Plaintiff’s Coordinating Committee for a multi-district litigation against ephedra manufacturers for personal injuries and wrongful death. He has also worked on several mass chemical exposure cases in Lake Charles, LA as plaintiff’s counsel.
Mr. Roden has also had many charitable endeavors throughout his career. He was instrumental in establishing the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation in 1992, which serves as a source of funds available to charitable organizations in the state. Working through the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, he created the Foundation as a vehicle for the state-wide legal community to assist Alabama families, children and citizens in need. The grants awarded by the foundation are funded from Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA), a procedure approved by the Alabama Supreme Court.
Mr. Roden is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law and a member of the Alabama State Bar. He is also a member of the Birmingham and American Bar Associations and the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, previously serving on the Executive Committee.