Nicholas B. Roth

Firm: Eyster Key
Location: Decatur - AL

  • 402 E. Moulton Street
    Decatur, Alabama 35602
  • Tel : 256-353-6761
  • Fax : 256-353-6767

Nick Roth, an Eyster Key partner, with over 38 years of litigation experience, practices in all areas of civil litigation. He has also served as a mediator for more than 20 years. A primary focus of his litigation experience has been medical negligence cases where he has tried to a verdict approximately over 100 complex jury trials. He has also tried a large number of civil jury cases from motor vehicle negligence to complex product liability litigation.

Mr. Roth has substantial experience in other complex litigation, including class actions. He has served on the steering committee or in the management structure of a number of Multi-District Litigation cases in Federal Court. Among these are In Re: Managed Care, a class action suit by more than 900,000 physicians against the ten largest for-profit health insurance companies; Love v. Blue Cross Blue Shield, a putative class of all physicians in the country against every Blue Cross Blue Shield entity in the United States; and In Re Mattel, Inc., Toy Lead Paint Products Liability Litigation, MDL 1897, where he served as one of ten members of the executive committee. He is currently litigating an Antitrust case against all Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies in the U.S. and Puerto Rico on behalf of all BCBS contracted Providers.

He is admitted to practice law in the State of Alabama and in the United States District Courts for the Northern and Middle District of Alabama, as well as before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States of America.

He has been admitted pro hac vice for the purpose of litigating a case in the United States District Court for the Northern and Central District of California; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kansas; United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi; United States District Court, District of New Jersey; United States District Court, Northeastern District of Illinois; United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; United States District Court, District of Maine; U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, Court of Common Pleas of the State of South Carolina, County of Richland; United States District Court for the District of Nevada; and the Superior Court of the State of California, County of San Diego.

Mr. Roth is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an organization which elects its Fellows from no more than one percent of the practicing bar in any state. He is also included in the 2008-2018 Super Lawyers where he is listed as one of the top Mass Tort and Complex Litigation lawyers. He is listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and Personal Injury in the U.S. News and World Report, 2015-2018.

Eyster Key

In or about 1884, John C. Eyster embarked on the private practice of law in Decatur, Alabama. From those roots, the Eyster firm began and was a family firm until approximately 1964 when John S. Key joined the firm. From its beginning to the present, the firm has engaged in the general practice of civil law, with a later emphasis on insurance defense litigation and taxation. The firm has gradually grown to be one of the largest and most diversified firms in North Alabama, continuing to provide quality legal services for a cross-section of the entire community in Morgan and surrounding counties in the Tennessee Valley region and throughout the state of Alabama.

The firm engages in general civil litigation in all courts, including personal injury, product liability, professional liability, class actions, insurance, corporate, probate, domestic, municipal, mediation, and workers’ compensation. The litigators in the firm are members of the Defense Research Institute, the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association, and the Alabama Trial Lawyers Association. Five members of the firm are certified mediators and listed by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution on the Alabama Arbitrator Roster. J. Glynn Tubb is the Decatur area representative of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys and former Director of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association. William Middleton is Morgan County’s only Workers’ Compensation Appellate Mediator, and Nick Roth is one of Alabama’s Super Lawyers and was peer-selected as a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers.

EysterKey has provided sophisticated advice and aggressive representation to meet the needs of public companies, small private businesses, government entities, and individuals. From complex nationwide class action litigation to divorce disputes, from business start-ups to estate planning and will preparation, from products liability and injury lawsuits to insurance and workers’ compensation cases, EysterKey attorneys have distinguished themselves by their expertise, responsive service, and cost effective solutions for their clients. Large enough to have the resources the firm’s clients need, EysterKey remains small enough to provide the personalized service and responsiveness the firm’s clients want and deserve.