Practice Areas

Professional Ethics & Discipline

Paley Rothman’s professional ethics and discipline group advises professionals on compliance with, and defends them against alleged violations of, relevant standards of ethical or professional conduct. Attorneys in this group also frequently serve as mediators for disgruntled parties in professional ethics and possible malpractice claims and also serve as expert witnesses with regard to standards of care and ethical obligations.

Paley Rothman’s attorneys represent respondents throughout all phases of professional licensing, disciplinary and malpractice proceedings. We have successfully defended physicians, psychologists, attorneys, and other licensed professionals charged with violations of their respective codes of professional conduct.

Because each member of Paley Rothman’s professional ethics and discipline group has extensive experience in identifying, evaluating and documenting potential violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct governing attorneys, we often assist other attorneys in analyzing their duties and creating an appropriate and prospective course of conduct. These duties involve conflicts of interest, fee disputes and confidentiality issues among others. We also represent attorneys who have had grievances or malpractice suits filed against them.

Although our attorneys are primarily involved with the Maryland State Bar Association Ethics Committee, we also handle ethics and professional conduct-related matters in the District of Columbia. Our attorneys have also served, at the request of Bar Counsel, as supervisors for attorneys who have been reprimanded. If an envelope from the Bar Counsel ever ends up in your mailbox, our attorneys are well equipped to assist you in responding to it.

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News

September 26, 2022

Jessica Summers Provides Commentary for HR Dive Concerning Pre-Employment Testing Policies

Employment Law Principal, Jessica Summers, spoke with Ryan Golden of HR Dive to provide commentary for, "Employers face ‘new era’ of drug testing in post-pandemic landscape" on September 22, 2022.

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Blog

Presenting Presidential Medal of Freedom Winner, Sylvia Mendez

A young Mexican-American girl named Sylvia Mendez was at the center of the famous Mendez v. Westminster case from 1947, which led to the desegregation of schools for Latino...

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Awards

Litigation Attorney Trish Weaver accepted the Andrew L. Sonner Diversity Award for upholding the highest standards of the legal profession by encouraging racial and cultural diversity in the hiring, retention and promotion of attorneys. The award was given by the Bar Association of Montgomery County.

Starting in November, HR Director Mandi Baldwin, Senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal Brandon Hallmark, and Attorney Trish Weaver took a Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Course with the Bar Association of Montgomery County. We are immensely proud of the dedication of these three Paley People and encourage others to Listen, Learn and Teach.

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.

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