The Law Firm

Civic and Community Involvement

Paley Rothman has been a mainstay in the community for more than 40 years, and we understand that our role here goes deeper than servicing our clients. As a prominent business in Montgomery County, we feel it is our duty to give back to the community in any way we can. A number of our employees consistently volunteer at local soup kitchens, charitable organizations, do pro bono work and are on the boards of several county institutions.

Whether we are throwing on jeans and serving up hot meals to the homeless, running coat drives to help those in need in the winter, or putting together a team to raise money for a good cause, serving others is at the heart of our firm. At Paley Rothman, we know that it is not only important, but necessary to remain committed to the community.

Some of the organizations our attorneys and staff are involved with include:

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Professional and Civic Communities

Holy Cross Hospital Foundation

For more than 50 years, Holy Cross Health has responded to the needs of the community with high-quality, compassionate and equitable care for all. Once a single hospital, it is now a network of care throughout the area, serving everyone in the community regardless of ability to pay.

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Green Acres School

Green Acres School has embraced the principles of progressive education since 1934. Their program nurtures children’s development, encourages respect for others, and fosters students’ ability to observe, question, evaluate, and make decisions. At Green Acres School, their values address the world’s abiding need for compassion, community, responsibility, and independent thought. They celebrate both individuality and diversity, cultivating understanding of various backgrounds and viewpoints.

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Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce

Members of the Chamber form the core of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase business community. Member businesses are a part of an organization that provides networking opportunities, business leads and referrals, proactive leadership on legislative and economic development issues, and an improved business climate, all for the betterment of the community as a whole.

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D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project

The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project was founded in 2008 to help address the unmet family law needs of low-income people in Washington, DC, by recruiting, training and supporting volunteer attorneys to handle family law cases. In 2015, DCVLP helped a record number of survivors of domestic violence achieve safety and independence by handling 330 civil protection order cases and 84 family law cases (custody, divorce and child support).

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January 2, 2018

3 Paley Rothman Attorneys Named to “Best Lawyers” List by Washingtonian

Glenn Cooper, Deborah Cohn, and Michelle Chapin were all selected to Washingtonian's "Best Lawyers" list for 2017.

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Maryland’s New Sick and Safe Leave Law Goes Into Effect February 11

Effective February 11, 2018 – Maryland employers must provide employees with sick and safe leave in compliance with Maryland’s new Healthy Working Families Act.

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For the fifth year in a row, Paley Rothman earned national and local honors in US News-Best Lawyers 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Paley Rothman is pleased to announce that 14 lawyers have been named to the 2017 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;...

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