Before beginning his career in law, Attorney Roger A. Isla demonstrated a steadfast commitment to serving his country as an E-4 Specialist in the U.S. Army Reserve. He then earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1989, followed by his J.D. from the Duquesne University School of Law in 1992. His educational experiences did not end with these degrees, however, as he then served as a member of the Board of Advisors at the Franciscan University of Steubenville for 6 years. He also regularly attends legal seminars, including an 8-day program in trial and hearing skills by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Attorney Isla is now admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, as well as the U.S. District Courts of the Western District of Pennsylvania, the Northern District of West Virginia, and the Southern District of Ohio. As a member of the Jefferson County Bar Association, the Ohio Bar Association, and the West Virginia Bar Association, Attorney Isla works to raise the standards of his practice, improve his skills as an attorney, and expand the impact of his work to as many clients and communities as possible.
With a background in finance, Attorney Isla’s central area of practice is bankruptcy. He has handled more than 3,000 bankruptcy cases in his career, but he has expanded his practice to include several other areas as well. These areas include criminal law, personal injury, family law, and more. He has also served in a variety of professional and community organizations, including the Weirton Heights Rotary Club, the Jefferson County Kiwanis Board, and the United Way Board. Due to his commitment to his community, the Ohio State Bar Foundation awarded him the Community Service Award in 2001.
Attorney Isla thoroughly enjoys meeting people from all walks of life. His goal is to use his skills, educational background, and years of practice to help clients through stressful and emotionally challenging times.