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My name is Mike Rothman. I am a trial attorney located in Rockville, Maryland.  I am licensed to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, both in state and federal courts.  As you can see from my listed areas of practice above, I spend a majority of my time in matters involving criminal defense (such as crimes involving drugs, traffic offenses involving impairment or intoxication, violent crimes, etc.) and white collar crimes (which can include matters such as cybercrime, internet related crime, computer related crime, or financial crimes involving connectivity devices).  No matter is too difficult for a proper defense.


Q:    I have just been charged with a crime, and I am looking for a criminal defense attorney to help me.  It is a sensitive matter, I have never had to hire an attorney before.  What is the difference amongst the attorneys I see profiled here?


Choosing the right criminal defense attorney is not hard.  There are many good ones to choose from in the area.  But I encourage you to look at your attorney not just as a legal practitioner, but also as someone who will be working closely with you during very difficult times.  This is where you can truly appreciate the intangible difference between law firms and the attorneys who work there.


I enjoy helping people work through very difficult times.  I enjoy the puzzle of preparing a defense for trial, and I enjoy meeting new and potential clients with problems to solve.  I have a wide range of legal skills I hope to put to good use on your behalf.  As a boutique criminal defense firm, I take pride in my relationships with my clients, as well as my larger role in helping to make the law accessible to those clients who want to learn more.





Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
  2. White Collar Crime: 35%
  3. Internet: 10%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Jeffrey Kessler

    I met Michael Rothman at a criminal defense seminar. I was immediately impressed by his drive and determination. This guy really knows what he is doing. I look forward to my next opportunity to refer a client to him.


    Michael Kessler DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Eric J. Menhart

    Mike has been a great resource for me on several cases. I highly recommend him for litigation, and while I have never needed his criminal defense assistance, I'm confident he's good at that too!


    Eric Menhart Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

401 East Jefferson Street
# 201
Rockville, MD, 20850


DCActive 200007/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer, MarylandSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super Lawyer Washington, DCSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super Lawyer MarylandSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super Lawyer Washington, DCSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super Lawyer MarylandSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyer, Washington, DCSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super Lawyer DC 2012Super Lawyers Magazine2012
Super Lawyers Magazine MD 2012Superlawyers Magazine2012
Super Lawyers Magazine MD 2011Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Super Lawyers Magazine DC 2011Super Lawyers Magazine2011
Joseph Bernstein Prize for Outstanding Legal WritingUniversity of Maryland School of Law1999
Bryce Harlow ScholarshipBryce Harlow Foundation1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Mike Rothman2002 - Present
AttorneyArent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, Washington, Dc1999 - 2002
ClerkDepartment of Justice, Office of Consumer Litigation1998 - 1998
Legal ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office, Maryland1997 - 1998
Public Affairs AnalystGeneral Services Administration1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2010 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLegal Committee2005 - Present
Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MaryCle, LLC et al. v. First Choice Internet, 166 Md. App. 481; 890 A.2d 818 (Md. App. 2006)MaryCle won appeal; MTD reversed
Howard v. State of MarylandAffirmed
Counter Intelligence, Inc. v. Calypso Waterjet Systems, Inc.Reversed and case dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade"It's a Small World After All" : Personal Jurisdiction, the Internet and the Global Marketplace.1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
George Washington University School of Business and Public ManagementPublic AdministrationMasters of Public Administration1996
Emory UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Montgomery County Bar Law DaySocial Media for Lawyers: Sword or Shield2010