Virginia Attorneys at Law

Paley Rothman understands that finding the best Virginia attorney is an important undertaking.

The law firm of Paley Rothman is a full-service law firm with tremendous capacity in commercial litigation, employment law, family law, employee benefits, real estate, project development, ERISA and retirement plans, regulatory law & litigation, insurance recovery, tax, corporate, appellate practice, alternative dispute resolution, and government relations, among others. Paley Rothman has one of the largest groups of estate planning, estate and trust administration and estate litigation attorneys in the DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia). The attorneys at Paley Rothman cater to the legal needs of Virginia (VA) businesses including providing support for government contractors with government relations and bid protests guidance, for professionals, including a major emphasis on attorneys and health care professionals, manufacturers, internet and high-tech, biotechnology, high-growth companies, and associations. Click here for a listing of our practice groups.

Paley Rothman has been serving prominent areas of Northern Virginia including Tysons Corner, Arlington, Alexandria, Vienna, Falls Church, and Fairfax for more than forty years. Many of our attorneys are members of the Virginia Bar Association and we have an office in Northern Virginia in Falls Church.

Paley Rothman attorneys focus on client service and creative solutions. Our attorneys work collaboratively to arrive at positive outcomes. Our clients have a broad range of business and personal legal needs, but our diverse workforce allows us to approach these issues with varying perspectives. We know that each case is unique so we work hard to provide our clients with sophisticated solutions that fit their specific objectives.

Now totaling more than 40 attorneys, the firm embraces the time-honored virtues of integrity and hard work, and has earned a reputation that makes our clients and us proud. Our clients have a broad range of business and personal legal needs. The lawyers at Paley Rothman have received numerous honors and awards, including Best Law Firms, Best Lawyers in America, Top Attorneys for Bethesda Magazine and Washingtonian magazine, and Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Several attorneys have also been voted in by their peers as Fellows of their respective American Colleges, including the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel, the American College of Tax Counsel, the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, American College of Trial Lawyers, and the American College of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Paley Rothman’s subsidiary, Presidential Title, Inc., serves residential and commercial real estate transactional needs throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region. The lawyers at Paley Rothman also have experience with complex public-private commercial projects in Virginia, including representing the Natural Bridge of Virginia properties in connection with its sale in 2014.

Northern Virginia is tightly integrated into the D.C. and Maryland region creating the DMV. Virginia is home to important US Government Agencies and government contractors that require specialized attorneys. The increasingly sophisticated needs of our Virginia law clients require Virginia attorneys in many practice areas. Because of the depth of our “bench” in many practice areas, Paley Rothman is able to assemble a team whose members offer just the right combination of knowledge and experience to handle every aspect of the most complex Virginia and federal legal matters.


March 21, 2023

Michelle Chapin’s Article on the Use of Arbitration Causes in Trusts is Published by the MSBA’s Estate & Trust Law Section

Michelle Chapin, a Principal in Paley Rothman’s Estate Planning department, authored an article titled "(Un)Enforceability of Arbitration Clauses in Maryland Trusts" in the MSBA's Estate & Trust Law Section Newsletter Volume 29 Issue 1.

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Sec. Deb Haaland – First Native American in the Cabinet

Sec. Deb Haaland is the first Native American to serve in the President’s cabinet and has been instrumental in bringing attention and action to the horrific incident rate of...

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Resource Center

Paley Rothman shares this library of resources with clients and friends of the firm to help them stay ahead of legal and business developments and trends. Here, you will find helpful tips and tools written by our attorneys and relevant to our areas of practice.

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