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Jeffery Alan Rothman

DUI and DWI Attorney at Athens, GA

4.7   37 reviews

also known as Jeff Rothman, Jeffrey Rothman


Licensed for 30 years

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Jeff Rothman is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) and the Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers group (DODD).  Dedicating his practice to contested DUI cases, Mr. Rothman is a trial attorney who has served as lead counsel in hundreds of jury trials during his career.  He has helped clients win acquittals or reductions of DUI charges in cases too numerous to mention.  As a regular speaker at statewide continuing legal education seminars, Mr. Rothman lectures on subjects ranging from Administrative License Suspension, to trial tactics and issues. 

Licensed for 30 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/03/2022

Contact Jeffery

Daniels and Rothman PC
150 East Washington Street
Suite B
Athens, GA, 30601-4544

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd DUI in 5 years. Rothman went over the top for me
I received my 2nd DUI in five years in Jan. of last year. I had fallen asleep on the way to work behind the wheel after a rough night and totaled my car. Failed my field sobriety test miserably and still had a hint of BAC with the breathalyzer. In retrospect, I SHOULD not have been behind the wheel and learned my lesson the hard way. I am a college student and had very little money. I did my research with surrounding lawyers and also went to multiple consultations with others. After meeting with Jeff, I had felt the best I had since the night before my arrest. We discussed my financial troubles as a student and worked out a very generous plan for me. We met on multiple occasions and studied every different aspect of how to handle my case. The defenses we had in trial, the possibilities of a plea, and my chances of the whole thing getting dropped. After multiple meetings, we settled on a plea deal. It was such a good deal that the interim prosecutor on the day of my sentencing was astonished (and livid) that the original prosecutor had agreed upon a deal so sweet and said that normally in cases like mine the punishment was triple of what I was to receive. I'm still in contact with Mr. Rothman regularly about my case and he is still just as helpful as he was a year ago. I can't thank him enough. Go to him if you're in a tight spot. He is the BEST in Athens, GA.
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Posted by Noah | June 13, 2017
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THE DUI lawyer of athens
Jeff Rothman handled my case with the utmost professionalism. Throughout the entire process he, or his staff, kept me well informed. Often times his explanations were a bit over my head, but that just went to show the extent of his knowledge pertaining to the laws surrounding DUI's. Our initial consultation had me feeling a sense of ease, due to his line of questioning being so thorough and revealing. I knew I was in good hands from our first meeting. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Rothman to anyone fighting a DUI charge. He had mine dismissed altogether.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2019
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Great Defense Lawyer
Attorney Rothman handled each phase of the defense process with expedient force. When it came time to attend trail, Mr. Rothman made me feel comfortable with all aspects of the court process and how to proceed afterwards. The staff at his office are extremely kind people and were always there to answer any questions I had about the cost/time/ or process of my defense proceedings. I would highly recommend Jeff Rothman to any individual seeking DUI defense in the GA area.
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Posted by Carly | July 8, 2019
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I highly recommend Jeff Rothman!!!
We hired Jeff after I was charged with a DUI while being underage. He helped me get into the pre-trial diversion program. He was EXTREMELY helpful, he talked us through any questions that we had, and always was in contact with us even though we lived an hour away from his office. My family and I are blessed to have had Jeff as my attorney. HIGHLY recommend if you are in any trouble with DUIs/DWIs.
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Posted by Jordan | April 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best DUI defense lawyer in Athens
Jeff works very closely with the prosecutors in your case to make sure that you are being prosecuted fairly the court. In my own case I believe that even the staggering amount of evidence I had to drop my case would not have mattered if Jeff was not there to defend me. He does come at a price, but that price is much smaller than the price you may pay for being wrongfully convicted of a DUI/DWI. An excellent attorney and staff, I highly recommend Jeff Rothman.
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Posted by Kyle | April 9, 2019
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DUI case
Helped me show that police were lying. Also got my charges reduced. Always answered the phone and responded to emails
Posted by Sarah | February 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defendant
Jeff was an outstanding attorney for me during my time as his client. He was always prepared and on time to all my court dates. Jeff reviewed and prepped me at all times when needed as well. I never went into any court date wondering what was going to happen. If I had any questions or felt uneasy about anything, his staff would open his calendar for a consult. I would recommend Jeff as an attorney without any hesitation due solely on his hard work and extensive knowledge that he effortlessly applies to every case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2018
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100% recommend
Fully recommend contacting for any legal needs. Mr. Rothman helped resolve a speeding offense and was able to come to a beneficial conclusion.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Second DUI Dropped
Jeff Rothman is one of the most talented lawyers I've had the pleasure of being represented by. He is an expert in his field and works tirelessly to win cases for his clients. I was blown away by his presence in the courtroom and his attention to detail with my case. I appreciated mostly that he was upfront and honest about the facts of the case every step of the way. I never once had an unrealistic expectation during the entire process. After all was said and done he was able to get my DUI dropped to a much lesser charge and negotiated the best possible deal for me. I am forever grateful for his professionalism and work ethic. This is your go to guy for all things DUI related. He will not let you down. Would not recommend any other.
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Posted by anonymous | April 30, 2017
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My Jeff Rothman experience.
After the first meeting with Jeff and hearing about his background, I felt relief concerning what I was facing. He went through every step he would be taking for my case. I feel that Jeff would be an excellent choice for anyone with a DUI. I was totally impressed with Jeff and would hire him again if needed.
Posted by Matt | August 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Reccomended
Jeff did everything in his power to get my case taken care of. All I had to do was show up when needed. He got my sentence reduced and could not be happier.
Posted by Elizabeth | March 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer I've Had
I had a shoplifting charge, a DUI, and a probation violation all within 2 years. I used three different lawyers for each case. I used Mr. Rothman for the probation violation. I was going to have to sit in jail for 11 days before I would get to go to court and Rothman got me in front of the judge in 2 days. Because of this, I didn't lose my job. Also, the prosecution was attempting to charge me with a second DUI instead of just the diluted drug test. Rothman got them to agree to just giving me a MEMS device for 50 days. No additional charges, no additional probation, no additional sanctions on my probation, got me in court 9 days before I was scheduled and saved my job. And I also thought his fee was less than he was worth. This lawyer is great. The first 2 I used were a waste of money and I will absolutely turn to Mr. Rothman in the future if I need representation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2016
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Prepared and thorough
Mr Rothman went above and beyond. His thorough nature proved to be invaluable in winning my case. I don't feel that many attorneys would have tried as hard as he did. Highly recommend.
Posted by Christian | February 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I was very happy with Mr. Rothmans work. He was very easy to talk to, and straight forward. He kept me updated as to the progress of my case punctually. His secretary and legal aid were also very nice and helpful. I fully recommend his services.
Posted by Josh | February 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney - DUI Dismissed!
Mr. Rothman is hands-down the best attorney to handle your criminal/traffic case. Mr. Rothman did an excellent job advising and providing me with knowledgeable and timely legal representation. His experience and hard work were instrumental in positively resolving my DUI. During my trial, he though quickly on feet and displayed true tenacity. In the end, my DUI charge was dismissed. Mr Rothman is a true professional and will present the best case in favor of his clients. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
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Great Lawyer
100% professional in every way! I'd recommend Rothman to any and everybody who needs a lawyer for DUI!
Posted by thomas | August 12, 2015
Good lawyer
Mr Rothman was a very good communicator, I never was in the dark about my case.My outcome was successful and I would not hesitate to use him if needed. I highly recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Tyler | July 27, 2015
Best DUI lawyer, Highly Recommended
Jeff will go above and beyond for your case. It really shows how much he cares when he enters a courtroom to fight for you and your rights. He has the ability to channel that passion into a fantastic defense for you and has a terrific courtroom presence. He will draw the attention of the jurors and contain it. With his help I was able to rightfully have my charges dismissed. Great person to hire, you might be kicking yourself if you don't.
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Posted by Calvin | June 9, 2015
Alledged DUI
Jeff did an excellent job of thoroughly reviewing the facts of my case and identifying the details that ultimately got my case reduced substantially and keeping a very bad blemish off of my record.
Posted by Amy | February 12, 2015
The ONLY lawyer for a DUI
In June of 2014 I was pulled over and charged with a DUI. Mr Rothman and his paralegals were nothing short of amazing. I was continually informed of any changes in my case and Mr Rothman made himself available to me whenever I had questions or concerns. I received copies of dashcam videos, Bloodwork results and court documents. While naturally nervous, Mr Rothman assured me he had my case under control and he came through. My DUI was dropped and in the off chance I am ever in the same situation- Rothman is my guy, and he should be yours too!! I couldn't have asked for better!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 100 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1998.

Interim Suspension issued in GA, 1998
updated on 12/12/2011

Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice during a disciplinary investigation. The suspension typically expires when the investigation is resolved.

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Daniels & Rothman, PC
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Clapsaddle v. State
  • Appeal Victory

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Georgia D.O.D.D. (Defense of Drinking Drivers), a statewide [GA] network of dedicated DUI defense attorneys
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • 2014 DUI Lawyer of the Year
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • 2014
  • Georgia DUI Lawyer of the Year
  • Georgia Defense of Drinking Drivers
  • 2012

Publications

  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • Appealing an Adverse ALS Ruling
  • 2010
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)
  • How to Qualify an Expert Witness and Attack the Opposing Expert
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Handling Administrative License Suspension hearings
  • Appealing an adverse ALS ruling
  • 2009
  • Handling Administrative License Suspension Hearings
  • Post Hearing Remedies
  • 2008
  • Defense of Drinking Drivers Institute
  • The Art of Direct Examination:Preparing Your Client to Testify
  • 2007
  • Handling Administrative License Suspension Hearings
  • Winning Within The Scope of the Hearing
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (47)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is one of the most effective DUI/DWI lawyers around today. His work ethic and dedication has been proven time and again through his many victories for his clients. Jeff's extensive trial experience and knowledge of DUI/DWI law in Georgia is unmatched by most attorneys today. I highly recommend Jeff."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a very capable DUI lawyer. He is talented at both getting positive plea deals resulting in non-dui dispositions before trial and in litigating DUI matters at trial. Jeff's knowelge of the DUI laws and his friendly manner make him very effective in front of juries."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is the DUI guru of Athens and has been for a number of years. He's always in court and on every trial calendar helping someone with their DUI case. I highly recommend consulting with him if you get a DUI in Athens!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is the go-to guy to get it done and I highly endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff was first introduced to me by several of Georgia’s leading DUI defense attorneys as the “go to” attorney for DUI defense in Athens. He is an incredibly skilled trial attorney who ethically and zealously represents his clients. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in DUI defense and the amazing results he obtains for his clients. I know that he will take extremely good care of any referral I send his way."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Attorney Rothman. He has truly earned not simply a local reputation for being a true advocate for the motorist accused, but has earned a well-deserved national reputation for successfully defending motorists accused of a crime by the government. When the full force and power of the government comes barreling down on you, you need a true trial lawyer in your corner, and not simply a pleader. Attorney Rothman is a true trial advocate of high ethics and high competence. When the Leviathan that is the government comes for you or your loved one, you would do well to have him in your corner because he brings experience, knowledge, training, and most importantly guts."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is one of the very top DUI lawyers in Athens, GA. He knows the personnel in the courtrooms, clerks, and judges offices and uses these relationships to skillfully navigate clients through a frightening and confusing process. Jeff is up to date with scientific defenses, and knows DUI field sobriety testing procedure better than most of the police officers who administer them. Jeff is a tireless defense attorney who takes DUI cases to trial week in and week out in Athens/Clarke County and surrounding areas. I strongly endorse this attorney's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If a friend or family member needs a DUI lawyer in or around Athens, Georgia there is only one lawyer I recommend - Jeff Rothman. I have referred several cases to him over the last several years, all with positive reviews. It is widely know in the courthouse that Jeff can get things done that no other lawyer can, both in and out of the courtroom. He has excellent working relationships with the judges and prosecutors, and police officers know he means business when he takes on a case. More importantly, Jeff has a genuine caring attitude for each of his clients. I recommend you call him to see if he will take your case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is perhaps the busiest lawyer in the Athens Clarke County area and that is by choice. Several years ago Jeff dedicated his practice to trying cases to verdict. Out of the 83 cases tried in court last year in Athens-Clarke county Jeff tried 63 with over 80% not guilty verdicts. What better results than a complete acquittal? Definitely worth the time to visit with his firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a well-respected criminal defense lawyer practicing in the Athens area. He fights for his client's rights and is not afraid to think outside of the box. I endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff is not afraid to stand up for his client's rights. He is a bulldog in in the courtroom achieves fantastic results on very difficult cases where other lawyers would give up and plea. I recommend him without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Rothman knows what he is doing when it comes to the aggressive defense of DUI cases in the Athens Area. He really goes after the issues to try to obtain the best result for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Few lawyers have the courage to stand up to the system like Jeff does. The results he delivers put him among the very top criminal defense lawyers in the State of Georgia. I wholeheartedly recommend him for any criminal case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff Rothman is the lawyer for you in the Athens area. His case of Clapsaddle vs The State is a milestone in the establishment of rights for DUI defendants in Georgia. You'll be in very good hands."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff is at the top of the dui defense profession."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff Rothman is the DUI attorney to go to if you get into trouble in Athens, Georgia. He is awesome trial attorney and gets great results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is among the legal elites in DUI defense. There are many good and very good lawyers who represent people charged with DUI and work very hard on their cases. Jeff, however, takes his work to another level. I have personally seen Jeff develop case strategies that not many others in our profession have the capacity to even consider. Jeff is a winner."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Jeff Rothman for over 15 years. Jeff knows all the ins and outs of the Athens-area courts. If you must win your Athens-area alcohol, drug or DUI case, you must hire Jeff Rothman."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently had a chance to meet Jeff at a DUI seminar where he was a speaker and I was very impressed. He is one of only a handful of DUI attorneys who have an amazing grasp of the everchanging DUI laws here in Georgia. Great legal mind. Despite only meeting Jeff recently, I've known "of him" for several years and know that he is the "go to guy" in Athens. Jeff recently won a jury trial in a DUI case that was very amazing and earned him praise among other well respected DUI attorneys. Jeff is a great attorney and I highly recommend his work."
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Athens DUI and DWI Lawyer Jeffery Alan Rothman
Jeffery Alan Rothman
DUI and DWI Attorney
Athens, GA
Licensed for 30 years
Free Consultation