Robert M. (Randy) Roach, Jr.


Office: 713-652-2032
Cell: 512-656-9655


Robert M. (Randy) Roach, Jr. is the founding partner of Roach Newton LLP, a Texas litigation and appellate boutique, with offices in Houston, Austin, and Beaumont.  Randy’s almost 40 years of practice have focused on a unique combination of high-profile appeals, major insurance litigation, and being the legal ruling specialist at trial for Fortune 500 companies and top trial lawyers.  He has served as state, regional, and national counsel for several major corporations regarding complex legal issues and insurance coverage disputes. Since 1993, Randy has served as a mediator and arbitrator, primarily in coverage cases and appeals.

For the past 30 years, Randy has been an adjunct professor of law in appellate advocacy and has taught it at both the University of Texas School of Law and the University of Houston Law Center. His class focuses on teaching his judge-focused and law-driven methods for identifying, developing and presenting winning legal arguments, at any point in the life cycle of dispute resolution.  The class allows Randy to teach advanced substantive law on insurance, fraud, fiduciary duties, punitives, and oil and gas.  He has made over 200 CLE presentations on the same topics.

Reflecting his unique fusion of appellate and trial practices, Randy is a Fellow in the invitation-only American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and is also a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He is board certified in Civil Appellate Law and Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  He has been named a Texas Super Lawyer and one of the top 100 lawyers in the Houston region.  He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law and Appellate Practice and in Chambers USA Leading Lawyers for Business-Insurance.  He is also listed as “Go-To” lawyer for Insurance Coverage Disputes on LinkedIn.  He is a sustaining member of PLAC and a member of the Insurance Information Council. He is a past chair of three bar organizations:  the State Bar of Texas’ Appellate Section, the Houston Bar Appellate Section, and the Council of Chairs of the State Bar of Texas.

Born in Westchester New York, he attended elementary school in Chicago and secondary school in Houston. While at Houston Memorial High School, Randy won numerous writing and debate competitions, won Superior Speaker at the National Student Congress, and was student body President. He received his undergraduate B.A. degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, where he was on the Texas Law Review and won the Hildebrand Moot Court Championship.  Prior to law school, Randy worked as a writer and researcher for the U.S. Senate Nutrition Committee and the U.S. Supreme Court.

"One impressed source describes him as 'a top talent and terrific advocate.'"
- Chambers USA
Robert M. (Randy) Roach, Jr.