The Law Firm

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, Real EstateEstate Planning, Appellate, and Tax 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, and our Commercial LitigationFamily Law, Estate Litigation and Insurance Recovery practice groups received Metropolitan (Washington D.C.) rankings. 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

2022 Best Lawyers in America

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that Paula Calimafde was recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2022 "Lawyer of the Year" for Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) in Washington, D.C., Hayes Edwards was named Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch, and 21 lawyers have been selected in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

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2022 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Award

24 of Paley Rothman's Attorneys were awarded a 2022 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating. Of that 24, 23 were recognized at the highest standard, AV Preeminent®. The award signifies them ranking at the highest level of professional excellence, by peers in the industry, for their legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical practices.

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News

June 13, 2022

David Shapiro Named The Daily Record’s 2022 Influential Marylanders

We congratulate our Stockholder and Principal David P. Shapiro on being named as one of The Daily Record's 2022 Influential Marylanders.

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Blog

The Iconic Colors of Gilbert Baker

One of the most iconic symbols of the LGBT+ movement is the multi-color Rainbow Flag.  During Pride Month, an even brighter spotlight is placed on the Rainbow Flag when it...

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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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