Sean Roberts

“What is fulfilling about our work is every single day, we get to make right something that was once very wrong.”

Sean is recognized as one of the nation’s finest civil trial lawyers. He is passionate about representing individuals and businesses that have been harmed by the negligence, recklessness, or wrongful acts of others.

Sean has practiced law for 25 years and has been acknowledged as a “Board-Certified Expert in personal injury law”, a “Texas Super Lawyer”, a “Top 1% Distinguished Lawyer”, a “Multi-Million Dollar Advocate”, the “2020-2021 Litigator of the Year” and a “Fearless” trial lawyer for his clients.

Sean began his legal career in 1995 at the international law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston, Texas where he specialized in oil & gas disputes, automotive product liability (defective medical device), and pharmaceutical (bad drug) lawsuits. Sean was recruited away in 2001 by one of the nation’s most established personal injury law firms in Houston where he became the youngest partner in the 50-year history of the firm. Sean started what would later become Roberts Markland LLP in 2006 focusing specifically on catastrophic bodily injury, wrongful death, and business torts.

Today, Roberts Markland LLP is recognized as one of the elite law firms in the nation in the area of personal injury, wrongful death, and business disputes. The firm’s eight lawyers are uniquely skilled and multi-lingual to handle nation-wide a variety of accident and product liability lawsuits including transportation accidents (automobile, trucking, aviation, rail), maritime, offshore rig, and longshoreman accidents, oilfield explosions and accidents, refinery explosions, dram-shop/liquor host, defective products, pharmaceutical and injuries and death caused by toxic contamination and exposure and bad-faith insurance practices.

Sean is a member of various legal associations including the American Association for Justice, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Distinguished Trial Counsel Top 1%, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates, Texas Trial Lawyer’s Association, Texas Bar Association, Houston Trial Lawyer’s Association, Houston Bar Association, Houston Lawyers Association. Sean is also passionate about academics serving as a guest lecturer at the University of Houston Law Center and South Texas College of Law and various legal education programs.

Sean is heavily invested in the Houston community through his work with various local charities and non-profits – particularly those that support mental health initiatives and the arts. Sean is a member of the Board of Directors of the Houston Museum of African-American Culture (HMAAC), a sponsor of the Ensemble Theater, and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tairon Gray Foundation. Sean also does work through the Guide-Right program of his fraternity Kappa Alpha Psi.

Sean is a dedicated father of 11-year-old son Joshua and 1-year-old daughter Ava. Sean and Joshy are avid golfers, skiers, and travelers. Sean’s hobbies include politics and studying history.


  • University of Houston 1993 B.S. Economics
  • South Texas College of Law 1996


  • 2021 Lawyer Of The Year American Institute of Legal Profession
  • 2021 Litigator Of The Year American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • Texas Rising Star and Super Lawyer
  • 2020 Litigator Of The Year
  • NADC Nation’s Top One Percent
  • 2020 Top 25 Medical Malpractice
  • 2019 Top 100 Personal Injury Law American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2018-2021 Distinguished Counsel Top 1%
  • 2018 Top 100 Association of American Trial Lawyers
Sean Roberts portrait
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