Ty G. Roland, senior partner, co-founded the firm in 2004 when he combined his expanding personal injury practice with Frank Aloia’s business and real estate legal practice – a move many in the legal community considered risky. At the time, Roland was already very comfortable staring down risk.
Raised in a New Jersey household long on values and service to community, at 18, Roland left the comfort of those familiar surroundings and headed south 1,200 miles to Miami to attend The U. This would be the first in a long line of risks Roland would take in his life without flinching.
Roland’s injury and wrongful death practice grew steadily during the 2000s in large part based on this reputation to do what many other attorneys judged as too risky, namely going to trial. In an area of the law where the attorney does not get a fee if the injured party does not receive a cash award, the pressure is very often high to settle the case quickly and move on. Going to trial is a risk — especially against a giant corporation or insurance company where time and money are on their side.
The willingness of Roland to say, “See you in court,” and to back it up year after year has turned risk into reward for his many clients. Knowing that Roland, and partner Evan Lubell, will take on the risk of a trial to get justice and fair compensation for their clients regularly leads to a successful non-trial settlement. Should a case of Roland’s go to trial, as it did in December 2016 for a mother seeking justice for an electrocuted son, that “risk” produced a $23 million judgement.
Involvement & Education
Roland is deeply committed to serving his profession and the community at large. Since 1995, he’s been a member of the Florida Bar and is a member of the Trial Lawyers Section of the Bar. He’s admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States of America, all State Courts of Florida, and in the Federal Courts of Florida’s Middle District.
Roland is a trailblazer in various professional associations. Currently, he serves as president of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Southwest Florida Chapter. Additionally, he is currently the president of the Calusa Chapter of the American Inns of Court. He's active in the Florida Justice Association as an Eagle Member, the Southwest Florida Justice Association, the Lee County Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and Roland is former chairman of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee of the 20th Judicial Circuit, Group D and continues to serve the committee. Furthermore, he's active and supportive of various local community organizations and schools.
Roland was conferred a Juris Doctor at Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad College of Law and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Miami.