Roger V. Archibald

The path to justice is always more arduous than we can imagine. I will be your steadfast advocate, working and fighting for your best interests and will never give up on you.


Roger V. Archibald, the founder and lead litigator at the firm was born in San Fernando, the Southern “Capital” of the Twin Island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean. In 1975, he migrated to the United States with his family, and settled in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York where he attended the Boys and Girls High School and graduated at the top 1% of his class.

Mr. Archibald received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Communications from Brooklyn College in 1982. During his years at Brooklyn College, he was active in Student Government and in particular, the Caribbean Students Union (“CSU”) where he helped champion the cause of minority student organizations for financial parity and inclusion in the college’s overall budgetary scheme. In 1980, CSU and Mr. Archibald were in part responsible for electing the first person of color to the office of Student Government President in Brooklyn College’s fifty (50) year history.

From 1982 until 1990, Roger was employed in the pharmaceutical industry as a pharmaceutical sales representative. He marketed medications for a host of endocrine, circulatory, orthopedic, and infectious disorders to both physicians and hospitals in New York City. This experience gave him invaluable insight into medicine, anatomy, and medical malpractice cases.

In 1987, Roger was admitted to Brooklyn Law School’s evening division. Having accelerated his graduation by a year by attending successive summer session courses, Roger graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 1990. He was admitted as member to the New York Sate Bar in 1991.

Roger started his legal career in 1990 at the Big Six Accounting Firm of Coopers and Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers), where he analyzed complex statutory and regulatory taxing schemes in addition to advising Fortune 100 clients on tax compliance issues.

In 1992, he co-founded the boutique law firm of Archibald and Hap, and after four years he founded his present firm of Roger Victor Archibald, PLLC.

In 1996, Roger testified on how the proposed Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 (IIRAIRA) would negatively impact the immigrant community in general and the Caribbean Community in particular in New York. He did so before the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill at the invitation of United States Representative Hon. Edolphus Towns (D,NY).

Throughout his thirty plus year career, Roger has been tapped as a legal analyst on both radio and television in New York; he has been a keynote speaker at law school graduations as well as high school and middle school graduations; he has served as a judge for Moot Court Competitions at New York Law School; and has chaired panel discussions at Brooklyn Law School and St. Johns University Law School.

Roger has been an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College in Brooklyn, New York, since 1992. During Mr. Archibald’s tenure at St. Joseph’s College, students have consistently ranked him in the top ten percent of professors in recognition of his efficacy and clarity as an educator. Through this experience, he not only is kept apprised of the changes in civil rights, negligence, and medical malpractice law, he is developing the minds of the new generations of lawyers. To date, he has taught and personally mentored at least 40 practicing attorneys.

In 2006, Roger completed the Norman Manley Law School Program in Kingston, Jamaica and was admitted to the Jamaican Bar, making him eligible to practice in any Commonwealth Jurisdiction. With over 75% of Roger’s clientele originating from the Caribbean, this dual Bar admission gives him a unique advantage to assisting them with their cases in New York and their homeland. To date, he has handled matters for people in Jamaica, Trinidad, Grenada, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and the Cook Islands.

Roger has also served as legal counsel to the Government of St. Lucia and the Government of Grenada. He is currently engaged as legal counsel to United States Representative Yvette D. Clarke, (D,NY), of the 9th Congressional District, and the New York State Senator, Kevin Parker.


In recognition of his commitment of service to the community, Mr. Archibald has been honored by the following entities:

  • Barrister of the Year Award – West Indian American Progressive Action Council
  • Boys and Girls High School Alumni Association
  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Brooklyn Law School Black Law Students Association
  • Caribbean Women’s Health Association
  • Mid Brooklyn Civic Association
  • New York State Assembly
  • New York Public School 156/Intermediate School 392
  • St. Josephs College
  • No. 1 verdict in USA
  • No. 1 verdict in NY
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Seneca Club – Man of the Year Award – 2018
  • Caribbean Life Impact Awards Man of the Year – 2019
  • Reset Podcast Best Attorney Award 2022 & 2023



Mr. Archibald has been a board member for the following organizations:

  • Brooklyn Law School Alumni Association
  • Caribbean Women’s Health Association
  • Flatbush YMCA
  • President of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association


Bar Admissions

Roger V. Archibald is a licensed member of the New York State Bar since 1991 and he is also licensed to practice law in Jamaica, West Indies, and is eligible to practice in any Commonwealth Jurisdiction.

  • Member of the New York State Bar Association
  • Member of the Brooklyn Bar Association
  • Member of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Jamaican Bar Association (West Indies)

He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Courses Taught

  • Human Resources Law
  • Business Law
  • Negligence Law
  • Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration