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Paley Rothman

6 National Rankings & 9 Metro Rankings | Website

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provide them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.

Trusts & Estates Law

My clients have had excellent experiences with Paley Rothman, as have I.

Trusts & Estates Law

The attorneys at Paley Rothman are versatile and accessible with any form of questions.

Trusts & Estates Law

Michelle Chapin of Paley Rothman helped to get my will in order - something I had been trying to do for many years. She was thorough and detail-oriented, listening carefully to my concerns and then offering practical solutions. She and her team at Paley Rothman were always extremely responsive and professional. Overall the experience was very positive and perhaps as the best indicator of my satisfaction I have since referred several clients to her!

Becki Young

Trusts & Estates Law

I have dealt with Paley Rothman on many estate and trusts issues over several years and found them very responsive and caring. Their expertise drafting of wills, trust agreements and other documents have been excellent. Clients that I have referred to the firm have been pleased.

William Burak Riibner and Associates, Chtd.

Trusts & Estates Law

My family and I have utilized the estate and trust services of Paley Rothman for over twenty years. Deborah Cohn and her associates and staff have been extremely helpful in planning and developing our wills and trusts and in seeing us through the administration and resolution of three estates. All of the personnel at Paley Rothman have been knowledgeable, patient, capable and efficient through some difficult processes. I have enjoyed knowing and working with Paley Rothman.

Wendi Swidler

Commercial Litigation

Rick Claxton of Paley Rothman has done an excellent job listening to my concerns and formulating a litigation strategy to address those concerns.

David Buckingham

Trusts & Estates Law

I've worked with Michelle Chapin at Paley Rothman and she's terrific. I have several clients with her and look forward to working with her on more clients in the future.

Travis Russell Glassman Wealth Services

Commercial Litigation

Paley Rothman represented my company in a trade secret case. From the beginning, they exuded confidence and expertise. As we proceeded through the case, they were diligent and thorough in reading the pleadings and exhibits from the plaintiffs to identify weaknesses or holes. They were honest with me regarding my own position and tried to explain any exposure my company might have. The submittals for the defense were well-researched and well-written. I highly recommend them.

Eric Spear Higher Ed Profiles, Inc.

Real Estate Law

The Paley Rothman law firm makes it easy for us to do business in this market. We get it "teed up" and they take care of the details. It's always been a great combination.

Tony DeLucca Congressional Bank

Employment Law - Management

I always enjoy working with the employment law team at Paley Rothman and, in particular, partner Jim Hammerschmidt. Jim is highly responsive, and consistently provides practical legal advice that is underpinned by broad experience in the field.

Tom Moore ABL, Inc.

Trusts & Estates Law

We worked with Bob Maclay at Paley Rothman. He has been a huge help throughout the entire revising our estate process. He is calm, methodical, and knowledgeable. He has our complete trust.

Terri Stagi

Employment Law - Management

Paley Rothman has great knowledge of Employment Law, with friendly and knowledgable attorneys. They are the best of the best. Jessica Summers is outstanding!

Trusts & Estates Law

I have worked with Paley Rothman for 30 years. When I was first opening a dental practice, and starting a new family, they made sure that my family was protected due to the financial debts that I had incurred from professional school, building a dental office and buying a home. With 3 young children, knowing that my family was protected helped provide peace of mind. In addition, my attorney, Bob Maclay, made sure that my wife was included as a full partner in the process.

Steve Keller

Litigation - Labor & Employment

Paley Rothman is very knowledgeable in what they do which helps our firm a great deal.

Employment Law - Management

We have worked with Paley Rothman for many years and have had a great experience and learned a wealth of information from their expertise. There's never a time Jim hasn't been helpful when I needed information or advice on how to handle a situation.

Janice Gary AMT Engineering

Employment Law - Management

Paley Rothman is quick and professional. They take their time with our matters despite a heavy case load. At both the partner and associate level, action items are handled diligently and with a fast turnaround. Their knowledge of the field and experience are an asset for quick questions and prevent a lot of re-work that would otherwise occur.

Scott Melamed ProMD Health

Trusts & Estates Law

I have worked with a highly skilled and intelligent attorney at Paley Rothman named Michelle Chapin. She is highly professional, very responsive, thorough and incredibly informed on the latest news in estate law. Her attention to detail is second to none. I would refer family to her in a heartbeat.

Samantha Fraelich-Rohe IntegriGen Wealth Management

Employment Law - Management

Paley Rothman is a well-known community established firm. My organization has been using them for many years now. We completely trust and value the advice and expertise. They are responsive to the client’s needs and have earned the respect and business of many in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Trusts & Estates Law

Paley Rothman always provides technically correct and emotionally acceptable advice.

Robert Corno Mason Companies Inc.

Trusts & Estates Law

Paley Rothman has done exceptional work on estate tax matters with great accuracy, speed, and expertise. Bob Maclay, Paula Calimafde and Jackie Portnoy are fantastic!

Ralph Evans N/A

Employment Law - Management

We hold Paley Rothman and its expert attorneys in very high regard and consider them an essential business partner.

Karen Lamelle Oblon McClelland

Trusts & Estates Law

It is a true pleasure working with Paley Rothman attorneys. Their expertise and knowledge is deep and sophisticated, yet they are skilled at distilling complex information and communicating it in an easy to understand, non "legalese" manner. Most importantly, they make my life easier -- providing practical solutions and taking care of minute logistics and details so that I didn't have to do so myself. I highly recommend Paley Rothman and would readily hire them again for my estate planning needs.

Kim Rennick