Paley Rothman has a close-knit group of attorneys who thrive in the collaborative environment offered at our firm. Our outstanding reputation and experience in a wide variety of practice areas enables us to represent businesses and individuals throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area and around the country.

We are always open to hearing from experienced laterals with a portable book of business who are interested in joining our exceptional firm. Lateral attorneys that have joined us over the past few years have come from different types of law firms including Big Law as well as small, local firms. Some brought a new practice group to the firm, while others joined an existing practice group.

Why choose Paley Rothman?

We are a business-oriented firm, committed to the growth and development of our attorneys, while balancing meaningful work with fair compensation. As a full-service firm, we offer our clients a holistic, high-quality approach to representation. Attorneys here have access to a number of lawyers who have established an impressive reputation in the legal community as thought leaders and innovators and who are quick to assist each other. We are also open to expanding into practice areas outside of our established practice groups. This is a great opportunity to grow your own practice and join a reputable, prominent firm in the D.C. metro region.

We value diversity, and we are committed to hiring attorneys and staff from a wide array of backgrounds. We understand that each of us comes from a different walk of life, and that our experiences can only help us better serve our clients, and strengthen our relationships with each other.

We offer our attorneys a positive work-life balance. We want you to work hard for your clients, but not to the detriment of your personal life. We encourage our attorneys to participate in leisure activities sponsored by our firm and enjoy our collegial office culture, because we believe doing so helps our attorneys perform better, and consequently deliver a better work product and better results for our clients. We also encourage community involvement in the organizations and causes that our attorneys care about. 

To join our work family, forward your resume in confidence to Dan Hodin at


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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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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