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Our Awards

It is not surprising 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 always included among those annually recognized as Super Lawyers in Maryland and Washington D.C. 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 Employment Law, Family Law, Real Estate and Estate Planning practice groups have each been selected in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings of national and Washington, D.C. area firms for the last several years. Fortune Magazine’s “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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Awards & Recognitions

2014 D.C. Family Law Lawyer of the Year

Glenn Cooper has been named Best Lawyers’ “2014 DC Lawyer of the Year in Family Law.” Mr. Cooper, who has also been selected a “Super Lawyer” for each year of its existence and among Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Divorce Attorneys” for the past six years, was chosen based on the results of an extensive survey consisting of close to three million evaluations by the country’s top attorneys.

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2013 Professionalism Award - Trish Weaver

Trish Weaver received the 2013 Professionalism Award from the Bar Association of Montgomery County (BAMC) in recognition of her exemplary conduct, long-standing service and extraordinary accomplishments in the legal profession.

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2012 Maryland’s Top 100 Women - The Daily Record

Trish Weaver has been named one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women–2012” in The Daily Record’s annual recognition of professional women making a positive impact through their accomplishments, leadership, community service and commitment to mentoring.

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2012 Top Ranked Law Firm - Fortune Magazine

Paley Rothman was included in the December 2011 Fortune Magazine’s list of the country’s top-ranked law firms, based on Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings of those firms with the highest percentage of attorneys achieving an AV Preeminent rating.

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News

July 11, 2018

Ryan Spiegel Named to The Daily Record’s 2018 VIP List

Congratulations to Ryan Spiegel who has been named to The Daily Record’s 2018 VIP List.

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NLRB General Counsel Memo Provides New Guidance for Employee Handbooks

In June, the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board released the agency’s latest memorandum providing guidance on permissible rules and language in employee...

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Awards

For the sixth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 16 lawyers have been named to the 2018 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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