Practice Areas

Appellate Practice

Paley Rothman’s attorneys understand that appellate practice requires a unique set of skills and experience. Our many years and cases in the appellate sphere afford us a deep understanding of appellate law’s contours and nuances.

Paley Rothman’s litigators have prosecuted and defended countless appeals in the state and federal appellate courts of Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia, defending and maintaining favorable trial judgments when the opposing party has sought an appeal. We have experience having clerked for the Maryland appellate courts and have learned first-hand how to succeed at the appellate level. We often receive referrals from trial attorneys to advance their clients’ interests on appeal. This means that our attorneys are retained after completion of the trial phase for the sole purpose of handling the appeal.

We have briefed and argued numerous cases in Maryland's Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, which selects for review only cases that involve novel or complicated legal questions or significant public policy issues. Our petitions for review by that court have an impressive success rate. We have argued scores of cases in the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, and most of our cases in that court have resulted in reported appellate decisions. We have also argued appeals in the U.S. federal courts, as well as the appellate courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia. We think it is an important part of the representation to explain the appellate process to our clients, so that they may better understand where the strength of their position rests.

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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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