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The law firm of Paley Rothman's collective attorney resume includes legal degrees from some of the country’s top law schools and faculty positions at universities, law schools and continuing legal education programs. Many of our lawyers hold leadership positions with a variety of local and national legal, charitable and civic organizations. And a significant number are frequently asked to speak at professional meetings, business seminars or community gatherings, providing information and insights of interest to the attendees.

It is not surprising, therefore, 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. An impressive number of Paley Rothman lawyers are often included among those annually recognized as Super Lawyers in the state of Maryland. Many prominent publications have seen fit to include several of the firm's finest as "Best Lawyers" (Washingtonian Magazine), members of the "Legal Elite" (Washington SmartCEO), "Top Estate Lawyers" (Bethesda Magazine) and "Leadership in Law" honorees (The Daily Record). The organizations that each year identify the top practitioners in the legal profession have followed suit; "Best Lawyers in America", "Who's Who in American Law" and "Chambers U.S.A." are among those that have bestowed accolades to Paley Rothman attorneys.

Equally impressive is how the firm has been acknowledged for the quality of its work in recent years. Our Family Law and Real Estate practice groups were each selected in the 2011-12 U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” rankings of national and Washington, D.C. area firms. Fortune Magazine's December 2011 "Investors Guide" published a list of the nation's top-ranked law firms that included Paley Rothman. The rankings were based on the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings of 250,000 law firms nationwide. Of that total, less than 1,000 firms were selected, based on the percentage of their attorneys achieving an AV Preeminent rating, the highest level of professional excellence.

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Small firm access,
big firm effect

The law firm of Paley Rothman's collective attorney resume includes legal degrees from some of the country’s top law schools and faculty positions at universities, law schools and continuing legal education programs. Many of our lawyers hold leadership positions with a variety of local and national legal, charitable and civic organizations. And a significant number are frequently asked to speak at professional meetings, business seminars or community gatherings, providing information and insights of interest to the attendees.

It is not surprising, therefore, 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. An impressive number of Paley Rothman lawyers are often included among those annually recognized as Super Lawyers in the state of Maryland. Many prominent publications have seen fit to include several of the firm's finest as "Best Lawyers" (Washingtonian Magazine), members of the "Legal Elite" (Washington SmartCEO), "Top Estate Lawyers" (Bethesda Magazine) and "Leadership in Law" honorees (The Daily Record). The organizations that each year identify the top practitioners in the legal profession have followed suit; "Best Lawyers in America", "Who's Who in American Law" and "Chambers U.S.A." are among those that have bestowed accolades to Paley Rothman attorneys.

Equally impressive is how the firm has been acknowledged for the quality of its work in recent years. Our Family Law and Real Estate practice groups were each selected in the 2011-12 U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” rankings of national and Washington, D.C. area firms. Fortune Magazine's December 2011 "Investors Guide" published a list of the nation's top-ranked law firms that included Paley Rothman. The rankings were based on the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings of 250,000 law firms nationwide. Of that total, less than 1,000 firms were selected, based on the percentage of their attorneys achieving an AV Preeminent rating, the highest level of professional excellence.

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March 21, 2017

Jim Hammerschmidt Provides Commentary in Article titled “Preventing Pregnancy Discrimination”

Jim Hammerschmidt provided commentary in an article written by Mark McGraw titled: "Preventing Pregnancy Discrimination," which was published on Human Resource Executive Online on March 21, 2017.

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D.C. Circuit Confirms that Employees Cannot Sue for OSHA Retaliation

D.C. Circuit confirms that OSHA does not permit employees to sue their employers for retaliation; instead, employees are limited to filing complaints with the Department of...

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Awards

For the fifth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers in America. We would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to this year’s list...

Paula Calimafde and Debbie Cohn were elected Fellows of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. The American College of Trust and Estate Counsel is a nonprofit association of lawyers and law professors skilled and experienced in the preparation of wills and trusts; estate planning; and probate procedure and administration of trusts and estates of decedents, minors and incompetents. Lawyers and law professors are elected to be Fellows based on their outstanding reputation, exceptional skill, and substantial contributions to the field by lecturing, writing, teaching and participating in bar activities.

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