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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, 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 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

November 30, 2022

Jim Hammerschmidt Quoted in Law360 Article on the Benefits of Small Firms in Talent War

Employment Law Chair and Paley Rothman Co-President, Jim Hammerschmidt was quoted by Law360 in Small Firms Leverage Size To Take On BigLaw In Talent War on November 28, 2022.

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Blog

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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Awards

For the 11th year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® 2023 "Best Law Firms" rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 19 lawyers have been selected in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Jennifer Pope was named Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch for the first time alongside attorney Hayes Edwards. Attorneys Glenn Cooper, Hope Eastman, and Daniel Hodin have been listed Best Lawyers for 15 consecutive years.

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.

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