Mike Rothman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Rockville, MD

Law Office of Mike Rothman
 | 401 East Jefferson St, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-825-5756
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Mike Rothman is the founder and owner of the Law Office of Michael S. Rothman, located in Rockville, Maryland. A highly rated, award-winning trial lawyer, Mr. Rothman has devoted his professional career to helping those accused of felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, as well as to consumers victimized by unethical or unlawful business practices.

    As a criminal defense attorney, he has helped thousands of clients face serious felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic offices including DUI/DWI, drug crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes and more.  To add to his overall expertise as a defender of those accused of DUI/DWI's, Mr. Rothman has undertaken specialized training in standard field sobriety testing.

    Mr. Rothman has also stood at the forefront of the medical cannabis movement for more than a decade.  He has extensive experience defending those facing drug charges in Maryland related to their possession and use of medical marijuana. A staunch advocate for consumer rights, he has helped countless individuals secure restitution for the damages they incurred as the result of fraud, spamming, data theft and the unlawful usage of people's personal information.

    A 1992 graduate of Emory University, Mr. Rothman earned his master's degree in public administration from The George Washington University in 1995. He then attended the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor, with honors, in 1999.

    Along with being licensed to practice in both Maryland and Washington, D.C., he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Recognized by America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys as one of the best in the country, Mr. Rothman is a 2018 Martindale-Hubbell Silver Client Champion and he holds top ratings from Avvo and other client- and peer-review sources.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Administrative Law
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


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    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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    About Mike Rothman

    Admitted: 1999, Maryland

    Professional Webpage: http://www.mikerothman.com/firm-overview.aspx


    • Bryce Harlow Scholarship Award Winner
    • Rated by Super Lawyers Magazine 2011 through 2019, in Maryland and the District of Columbia.  

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Maryland Bar Association
    • District of Columbia Bar Association (DCB)
    • District of Columbia
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • NORML, Lifetime Member
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL)
    • J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association
    • State of Maryland
    • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
    • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), Jurisprudence Section, Associate Member, 2011
    • Colorado SAFER Voter Education Fund, Board of Directors, 2005-06
    • Montgomery County Bar Association
    • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
    • United States District Court of Maryland
    • Supreme Court of the United States
    • National Cannabis Industry Association, Founding Member

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • “Bail and Security Bonds” Montgomery County, Montgomery County Media Law School for the Public, Episode No. 227, August 2011
    • Featured Speaker, Social Networking: Sword or Shield?, Montgomery County Bar Law Day, 2010
    • Featured Speaker, Social Networking: Sword or Shield?, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2010
    • Comment, It’s a Small World After All:  Personal Jurisdiction, the Internet and the Global Marketplace, 23 Md. J. Int’l  L & Trade  127 (Spring/Summer 1999)
    • “Using Recent Medical & Political Developments to Help Clients” Patients out of Time:  Tenth National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, held at the Baltimore Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on April 14, 2016

    Educational Background:

    • University of Maryland School of Law, 1999
    • The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, Washington, DC, Master's Degree in Public Administration, Honor: Bryce Harlow Foundation Scholarship Winner, 1995
    • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Dean’s List, 1992

    Industry Groups

    • Criminal Defense
    • DUI And DWI Defense
    • Federal Criminal Defense
    • Forensic Litigation Consultation
    • Government Regulation
    • White Collar Criminal Defense
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    Office Location for Mike Rothman

    401 East Jefferson St
    Rockville, MD 20850

    Phone: 301-825-5756

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    Last Updated: 1/7/2020

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