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Jax Daily Record Monday, Aug. 5, 201312:00 PM EST

Lawyer Snapshot: Josh Roberts


Family: Wife, Cori, daughter, Taylor, and son, Dane.

Pets: None. Not even a goldfish.

Education: B.S. in public relations, University of Florida, 1999; Juris Doctor, UF, 2007.

Admitted to the Bar: The Florida Bar, September 2007

Employed by: Holland & Knight

Field of practice: Commercial litigation — real estate, banking, construction, transportation, general business

Professional organizations: The Florida Bar, The Jacksonville Bar Association, Federal Bar Association — Jacksonville Chapter

Community involvement: Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, board of directors member; Holland & Knight's 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, volunteer; and providing pro bono legal services

How did you become involved?

I wanted to contribute to an organization that helped local youth realize their value and potential to succeed. The Police Athletic League's mission really struck a chord with me, so I asked how I could participate.

How can someone else become involved?

There are so many great organizations in this community. I think it's important to, first, find one you feel connected to or passionate about. Then just ask how you can help. I think it really is that simple.

What have you learned/achieved through the experience?

For me, serving others in need is uniquely satisfying and personally fulfilling.

What was the last book you read or are reading?

I have a bad habit of starting a couple of books at once and flipping back and forth. I'm currently — and slowly — working on "Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts" by Scalia and Garner and "John Adams" by David McCullough. I recently finished "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen, which was considerably easier to read and a bit more exciting.

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