Practice Areas

Litigation: Individual

Paley Rothman’s litigation group handles a wide range of complex cases and represents a diverse group of clients in disputes arising in all areas of the firm’s practice. Our trial attorneys frequently litigate cases in federal and state courts and government agencies, and they also appear in administrative proceedings, arbitration and other forums for alternative dispute resolution.

We have significant experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving shareholder and partnership control issues, breach of fiduciary duty, waste of corporate assets, fraud, conversion, conspiracy, negligence and related civil causes of action.

Our attorneys have substantial experience representing clients in appellate courts in Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and in several federal appellate circuits. Attorneys in the litigation practice group have handled hundreds of appeals in various matters in these jurisdictions (see also Appellate Practice Group).

The services provided by Paley Rothman’s litigation attorneys include the following:

  • Domestic litigation (see also Family Law)
  • General civil litigation
  • Estate litigation, including will caveat proceedings and contested guardianships
  • Bankruptcy litigation on behalf of both creditors and debtors
  • Securities litigation
  • Employment litigation and employment-related claims, including wrongful discharge, defamation, covenants not to compete and breach of employment contract
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News

March 17, 2020

Paley Rothman Temporarily Closes Physical Offices Amid COVID-19 Concerns

As with everything we do, the health and wellbeing of our clients, employees and their families is our utmost priority. With this in mind, we have decided to temporarily close Paley Rothman’s physical offices (Bethesda and Falls Church) amid COVID-19 concerns in this area.

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Blog

Summary of Relevant COVID19 Executive Orders, Proclamations, Etc. for Maryland

We have prepared for you a summary of some of Governor Hogan's COVID closure orders, proclamations and interpretative guidance from MD. This may be updated as more orders are...

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Awards

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.

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.

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