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 Estate, Estate 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 Litigation, Family 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.
Awards & Recognitions
Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have been listed in Washingtonian magazine's December 2019 issue for Top Financial Advisers and Top Divorce Lawyers. The Top Financial Advisers included Paula Calimafde, Michelle Chapin, and Jeffrey Kolender. The Top Divorce Lawyers included Tracey Coates, Glenn Cooper, and Carlos Lastra.Read More
Jeffrey Kolender, Paula Calimafde, and Michelle Chapin were all featured in the most recent edition of the magazine. The feature is in the July/August 2018 edition of Bethesda Magazine. This year, 17 attorneys were listed as the Top Estate Lawyers by their peers, and 8 were selected as Rising Stars.Read More
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.Read More
December 22, 2021
Jim Hammerschmidt Provided Commentary to SHRM Regarding How HR Leadership Can Take a Creative Approach to Helping All Employees Celebrate Their Holidays
With the winter holidays quickly approaching, Jim Hammerschmidt discussed how HR departments can get creative in how they handle their holiday leave in an article written for SHRM by Katie Navarra.Read More
Contractors looking to collect an unpaid debt should be aware of the pitfalls and procedures for acquiring and utilizing a mechanic’s lien, or else those rights could be...Read More
Glenn Cooper was ranked the No. 1 attorney in Maryland Super Lawyers for the third year in a row. Nine other attorneys were named to the 2021 Maryland Super Lawyers list and three were selected 2021 "Maryland Rising Stars."
For the ninth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2021 “Best Law Firms” rankings.
Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 20 lawyers have been named to the 2021 Edition of Best Lawyers in America, and one attorney was named to the Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch list.