Jennifer S.D. Roberts


Jennifer caught the Cape Cod bug while working as a mate on a sportfishing boat out of Wellfleet Harbor in 1980, the summer after she graduated from Boston University School of Law and passed the Massachusetts and New York bar examinations. After stints in Manhattan at Chadbourne Parke, and in Boston at Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, Jennifer moved to the Cape in 1993, and, at their invitation, joined La Tanzi, Spaulding & Landreth in 2006.

Jennifer has more than 30 years experience in civil litigation at both the trial and appellate level. She has a wealth of experience in construction, real estate, condominium, small business and probate litigation, representing both owners and contractors in construction disputes in the courts and before arbitrators, handling real estate matters in the Superior and Land Court departments of the trial court, and representing family members and fiduciaries in probate disputes including, among other things, will contests, contested guardianships and disputes among trustees and beneficiaries. Her appellate work has resulted in a number of published decisions.

In addition to her legal practice, Jennifer has been a lecturer on real estate litigation for MCLE, Inc., and has had her work published in the annual Best Of MCLE. She has also taken an active role in civic life on Cape Cod, serving on the board of directors of Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc., serving as a board member and chairman of the board of the Cape Cod Foundation, and serving as an executive committee member and president of the Barnstable County Bar Association.

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  • J.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Law, 1980
  • B.A., cum laude, Bryn Mawr College, 1977

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1980
  • New York, U.S.D.C. Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, 1981
  • U.S.D.C., District of Massachusetts, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1984

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Barnstable County Bar Association, President, 2003–2004;
    Officer 1999–2004, Executive Committee Member, 1997–2005; 2008–2009
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Board of Delegates, 2003–2004

Professional History

  • Chadbourne Park, New York, Associate, 1980–1983
  • Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett, Boston, Associate, 1983–1985
  • Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, Boston, Associate, 1985–1989; Partner, 1990–1993
  • Bianchi and Paquin, Hyannis, 1993–1996
  • Jennifer S.D. Roberts, Attorney-at-Law, Centerville, Massachusetts, 1996–2006

Community Involvement

  • Boston University School of Law Alumni Association, 1993–1996
  • Cape Cod Foundation, Inc., Board of Directors, 1999–2006;
    2010–present; Chairman of the Board, 2011–2013
  • Cape Cod Healthcare, Inc., Board of Directors of Cape Cod Hospital,
    Falmouth Hospital, Cape Cod Human Services, JML Care Center,
    Falmouth Assisted Living,Visiting Nurse Association of Cape Cod, 1998–2008
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Central & Outer Cape Cod,
    Board of Directors, 1994–1998

Jennifer S.D. Roberts

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Direct Phone: 508.255.2133 x 127
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