Practice Areas

Litigation: Individual

Paley Rothman’s litigation group handles a wide range of complex cases and represents a diverse group of clients in disputes arising in all areas of the firm’s practice. Our trial attorneys frequently litigate cases in federal and state courts and government agencies, and they also appear in administrative proceedings, arbitration and other forums for alternative dispute resolution.

We have significant experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving shareholder and partnership control issues, breach of fiduciary duty, waste of corporate assets, fraud, conversion, conspiracy, negligence and related civil causes of action.

Our attorneys have substantial experience representing clients in appellate courts in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and in several federal appellate circuits. Attorneys in the litigation practice group have handled hundreds of appeals in various matters in these jurisdictions (see also Appellate Practice Group).

The services provided by Paley Rothman’s litigation attorneys include the following:

  • Domestic litigation (see also Family Law)
  • General civil litigation
  • Estate litigation, including will caveat proceedings and contested guardianships
  • Bankruptcy litigation on behalf of both creditors and debtors
  • Securities litigation
  • Employment litigation and employment-related claims, including wrongful discharge, defamation, covenants not to compete and breach of employment contract
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News

May 2, 2022

Jim Hammerschmidt Talks to National Law Journal About Appeal of Suburban Law Firms

Paley Rothman Co-President, Jim Hammerschmidt commented in the article "Downtown DC Firms Become an Increasingly Attractive Option for Suburban Lawyers" published on April 28, 2022.

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Blog

Philip Vera Cruz & Modesto “Larry” Dulay Itliong - Filipino American Labor Leaders and Civil Rights Activists

Although a decade apart, both Philip Vera Cruz and Modesto “Larry” Duly Itliong were born in the Philippines and then came to the United States when they were young men.

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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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