James T. Roth

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James T. Roth

James (Jamie) Roth is an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in real estate litigation with a focus in eminent domain, as well as business and commercial litigation. Mr. Roth enjoyed a long-standing and distinguished career as a successful real estate consultant, including more than twenty years of private and public sector experience in project management, strategic planning, asset management and risk mitigation. 

Prior to joining Miller, Miller & Canby, Mr. Roth was a Senior Consultant for LMI Government Consulting, where he served eleven years as a Real Estate Program Manager to his client, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component agency of the Department of Homeland Security. As an advisor to CBP, Mr. Roth worked closely with realty specialists from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), overseeing the real estate clearance process required for mission critical facility and border security infrastructure construction projects undertaken by CBP's Border Patrol and Air & Marine Program Management Office. In that capacity, he coordinated eminent domain litigation efforts, and supported counsel from CBP, Department of Justice and USACE.

Mr. Roth was awarded a civilian public service medal by Department of the Army for his key role in effecting more than 400 property acquisitions to successfully construct over 600 miles of border fence by 2009. Mr. Roth is also a former U.S. Coast Guard officer. His decorated service included three years as a civil engineer managing the myriad facilities requirements of 24 USCG stations along the Gulf Coast, and three years as Chief Engineer and third-in-command of a 210-foot Cutter in Miami Beach, Florida.

Mr. Roth is admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. In addition to his law degree from The Catholic University's Columbus School of Law, he holds a MBA from Georgetown University, a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The United States Coast Guard Academy, and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). 

Practice Areas
  • Business & Commercial Litigation
    Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
    Real Estate Litigation
bar admissions
  • Maryland 

    United States District Court for the District of Maryland

    District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations
  • Maryland State Bar Association

    Bar Association of Montgomery County

    American Bar Association

    Project Management Institute

    Associate Member, Owners' Counsel of America

  • The Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2017

    Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, MBA, 2002

    United States Coast Guard Academy, B.S., Civil Engineering, 1991

Honors and Awards
  • Commander's Award for Public Service, Department of the Army, 2009

    Two Coast Guard Achievement Medals

    Two Coast Guard Humanitarian Service Medals

    Commandant of the Coast Guard Letter of Commendation Ribbon

    Coast Guard Cutterman's Pin (Awarded for Five Years of Honorable Sea Service in Afloat Operational Cutters)

We were delighted with Miller, Miller and Canby's representation in a condemnation action, when a portion of one of our Maryland commercial properties was taken by the State to widen a road. Jamie's professionalism, thorough communication and attention to detail put us at ease throughout the entire process, and he exceeded our expectations -- successfully negotiating compensation that nearly doubled the State's original offer. Outstanding job!

Brian Smith

Awesome attorney! Excellent, professional, patient and friendly!

I was so hopeless dealing with a holdover tenant not paying rent and trying to damage my property.  Jamie Roth worked on every detail with me, from the very beginning to the end of the eviction process. He was always very calm during my storm. His knowledge and experience earned my respect and full trust. I therefore strongly recommend Mr. Roth.

Landlord, Multi-Tenant Property in Prince George's County, Maryland

Jamie served on my team as real estate program manager for 11 years with consummate integrity, professionalism and a selfless commitment to resolve complex issues, ensuring successful completion of numerous time-constrained high-profile border security infrastructure and facility construction projects. Jamie's real estate and eminent domain knowledge is noteworthy, but the key ingredient to his effectiveness is his tenacious determination and innate ability to dismantle intricate issues and distill them down to a clear, actionable gameplan. Jamie is a rare asset to have on your team, especially when the challenges are great and the stakes are high. 

Loren Flossman
Director, Border Infrastructure PMO
Program Management Office Directorate
U.S. Border Patrol
U.S. Customs and Border Protection