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trey.roberts​@FaegreBD.com

2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

T: +1 612 766 8541
F: +1 612 766 1600

Education

Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. (2002)
Louisiana State University
B.S., magna cum laude (1999)

Bar Admissions

Minnesota Texas

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

W.T. Roberts, III (Trey)

Partner

Trey Roberts is a litigator who has amassed a broad base of diverse product liability, mass tort, commercial, and trusts and estates litigation experience.

Trey has experience across the United States and internationally. Since 2011 alone, he has litigated cases in Texas, California, Delaware and Minnesota involving depositions, witness interviews, investigations and clients in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Florida, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Texas and Washington, as well as internationally in Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Japan, Latvia, Philippines and Russia.

Trial Experience

Trey thrives in the courtroom, where he frequently appears in both state and federal courts for motions practice, and has first-chaired multiple trials and dozens of extensive evidentiary hearings. He has also successfully handled such matters on appeal. Trey typically serves as the lead lawyer, but has also played prominent roles on larger trial teams and managed cases on a national scale.

Trusts and Estates Litigation

Trey represents institutional and private trustees, individuals, family offices, family and closely held companies, insurance companies and nonprofit organizations in disputes involving wills, trusts, fiduciaries and charitable gifts that require sophisticated consideration of legal issues, as well as the emotional and personal implications for those involved. He is active in monitoring and assisting with drafting legislation impacting this area of law. Representative clients include Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Minnesota Public Radio, and numerous private families and individuals.

Pro Bono

  • Conciliation Court Clinic, Hennepin County
  • Conciliation Appeals Clinic, Hennepin County
  • Hurricane Katrina Response Project

Honors

  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014
  • North Star Lawyer — 2012 and 2013
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2010

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Probate & Trust Legislation Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Probate & Trust Litigation Committee

Presentations

  • The Life of a Case in the Trusts and Estates Area
    Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate & Trust Section, December 2011
  • Fiduciary Due Diligence in Engaging and Monitoring Investment Managers
    Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate & Trust Section, April 2010

Published Articles

  • The Fiduciary Exception: When the Attorney-Client Privilege Is Not Yours
    Minnesota State Bar Association, Probate & Trust Law Section Newsletter, May 2010

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