About Paley Rothman

Founded in 1972 in Montgomery County, Paley Rothman has earned a reputation as one of the leading law firms in the region. Paley Rothman is known for its high quality legal services and sophisticated practices. The firm has developed a loyal base of clients who appreciate our competitive pricing, efficiency, collegiality and knowledge.

The Paley Perspective

The Law Firm

The Law Firm

Clients have come to rely on us to identify and address the salient issues, analyze and interpret complex information and develop and implement solution-oriented strategies that protect their interests and ensure their long-term success. It is that problem-solving perspective, combined with a legal sophistication and a unique understanding of the ever-changing business landscape, that enables our lawyers to assist clients in achieving favorable results.

Founded in 1972 in Montgomery County, Paley Rothman has earned a reputation as one of the leading law firms in the region. Paley Rothman is known for its high quality legal services and sophisticated practices. The firm has developed a loyal base of clients who appreciate Paley Rothman’s competitive pricing, efficiency, collegiality and knowledge. Yet at the same time, our growth reflects a cutting-edge knowledge of the law and a sophistication that makes us as worldly as our downtown D.C. colleagues when it comes to handling the most complex business or individual legal matters.

The fact that we are a mid-sized firm benefits our clients. We operate in a cost-efficient manner with lean staffing and the highest level of personal and attentive service. Our clients know that they are important to us and that we strive to understand what they want and need in any given engagement. We work hard at the outset of a relationship and throughout different phases of every matter to understand our clients' goals and objectives, and we strive to attain each of them. We provide value to our clients through efficient management of client matters, and a collaborative approach that not only gives an added benefit of using our collective proficiency, but assures the appropriate allocation of resources at every stage.

Our attorneys, many of whom hold leadership positions in legal, charitable and community organizations, possess professional credentials that speak to their many years of experience–and track records of achieving results–in their respective fields. The depth and diversity of our practice areas supports the team-oriented approach we take in handling the most complex legal matters. As in any client service industry, our success is strictly a function of meeting or exceeding the legal needs of the business organizations and individuals that hire us. The firm’s ability to retain such a high percentage of its clients, combined with the rate at which we receive new business referrals from them–and our peers in the profession–is a good indication that we’ve achieved a level of success of which we are extremely proud.

Our Approach

Civic and Community Involvement

Paley Rothman has been a mainstay in the community for more than 40 years, and we understand that our role here goes deeper than servicing our clients. As a prominent business in Montgomery County, we feel it is our duty to give back to the community in any way we can. A number of our employees consistently volunteer at local soup kitchens, charitable organizations, do pro bono work and are on the boards of several county institutions.

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Our Awards

We pride ourselves on the hard work we do for our clients, and we are honored when that hard work is reflected in the recognition we receive from peers and clients alike. It is not surprising that our attorneys’ experience and excellent record of results have earned both the individuals and the firm itself a myriad of awards, acknowledgments and honors.

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News

May 17, 2022

Jim Hammerschmidt to Host MCSHRM 2022 Employment Law Update

Paley Rothman Employment Law Chair, Jim Hammerschmidt will be hosting MCSHRM's 2022 Employment Law Update - MD, VA & DC. This event will start on June 15, 2022 at 7:30 AM EST.

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Blog

The Case of the United States vs. Bhagat Singh Thind

Continuing our celebration of inspiring Asian American figures for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, we bring you the story Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind.

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Awards

Paley Rothman is proud to announce that three of our distinguished attorneys were named 2022 Washingtonian Top Financial Advisers for the 3rd consecutive time amongst approximately 50 Top Estate Attorneys in the DC Metropolitan area. We are honored to have Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin in our sophisticated and caring estate planning and estate administration groups. Both groups are known for their familiarity with cutting edge techniques while providing exceptional service to our clients.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 10 of the firm’s attorneys have been named Maryland Super Lawyers for 2022 and two have been selected as Rising Stars. Glenn Cooper has been ranked as a Maryland Super Lawyer Top 10 for the eighth consecutive year and has been on the Super Lawyers list for the past 15 years. Trish Weaver was also honored as one of Maryland's Top 50 Women Super Lawyers, a spot she has held four times in the last six years.

For the 10th year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2022 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

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