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Bradley Paul Rothman

Employment and labor Attorney at Naples, FL

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Bradley

Learn Bradley’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Trial lawyer providing representation for cases involving overtime and minimum wage violations, sexual harassment, severance negotiations, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowers, non-compete agreements, employment contracts, and unpaid wages.

    21 years

  2. Insurance
    Trial lawyer representing policy holders in insurance disputes involving hurricane damage, wind, flood, homeowners insurance, commercial property, life insurance, disability insurance, and bad faith.

    21 years

  3. Wrongful termination
    Trial lawyer providing representation for wrongful termination cases.

    17 years

I am a Southwest Florida attorney Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by The Florida Bar.  Certification is the highest level of recognition given by The Florida Bar for competency and experience within an area of law.  My practice focuses on providing representation in the areas of employment law, insurance claims, whistleblower representation, and civil litigation.

As an expert in employment law, I specialize in representations involving overtime (FLSA), discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, whistleblowers, non-compete agreements, FMLA, USERRA, ERISA, unpaid wages/commissions, employment contracts, and the False Claims Act (qui tam).

I also have substantial experience litigating insurance claims, including hurricane damage, commericial property, disability insurance, life insurance, and most other matters involving litigation against an insurance company.  Lately, my insurance practice has concentrated on providing representation for families and businesses denied appropriate insurance coverage following Hurricane Irma.  

In addition to the above areas, I provide representation for victims of sexual misconduct, and most business litigation matters.


2548 Northbrooke Plaza Drive
Naples, FL, 34119
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1415 Dean Street
Suite 103
Fort Myers, FL, 33901
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1990 Main Street
Suite 750
Sarasota, FL, 34236
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5.0 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation and Communication
Bradley Rothman and his staff were extremely thorough and timely. The support staff was very attentive and provided excellent communication through all the steps. I was very pleased with Rothman's time and effort he had put forth to ensure his client was satisfied and represented well! He achieved a good resolution to my case without going to court.
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Posted by Brittaney | August 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommended Bradley!
Bradley assisted me with my employment case that was a successful win! I would say working with him the last few years he is very reliable and very competent. The office team as well were always friendly.
Posted by KB | August 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brad got me paid
When my huge insurance company denied my hurricane Irma roof claim...Brad got me a new roof. This guy is the real deal.
Posted by Andrew Mooers | May 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Employment Law Question
Bradley and his firm did a great job in getting back to me this week when I asked a question about a possible law issue when I was suddenly let go from a new job after the background check was reviewed. He was very quick to respond (instantly) to my questions and obviously is a great lawyer to work with.
Posted by Wendy | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough, Compassionate, and Pleasant to Work With
Mr. Rothman took my "David and Goliath" like employment case against an industry giant. I was so scared but felt the need to pursue them because they were wrong. It is not easy to fight a company with deep pockets and a willingness to fight the " little guy" all the way. Mr. Rothman showed confidence in me and my case and did everything he needed to do to get a victory. We won our jury trial 100%. But that was not the end of it. They continued to fight us with appeal after appeal. In the end we prevailed and I must give all of the credit to Mr. Rothman for knowing his job and doing what it takes. During the entire process, I was treated with the utmost respect and compassion.
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Posted by Ken | August 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Find
I thanked the friend who referred me to Mr. Rothman many times. He is professional, personable and very effective. His office is friendly and communicative. Retain Mr. Rothman with confidence!
Posted by Leah | August 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent/Skilled Employment Attorney
Without hesitation, I recommend Brad Rothman, PL and use him myself for any future needs. It took Brad less than two weeks to resolve what I had struggle to politely resolve on my own for over two months. I had commissions that were due and owed to me by a previous employer. Working with Brad is a clear, professional, and a results driven process. I called into Brad's firm, and spoke directly with Brad. We discussed in detail my situation. He drafted a very poignant letter on my behalf, emailed it to me for approval, upon my acceptance forwarded the letter on to my previous employer. Eight days later I recieved , in-full, commissions owed to me. I couldn't be more pleased to have this "issue" behind me. I absolutely give full credit to Brad for bringing it to an expedient close.
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Posted by Donna | May 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Unemployment/Wage & Hour Benefits
Attorney Rothman handled both my cases with professionalism and competence. He is friendly and returns calls in a timely manner and has a great staff. Both my cases resulted in a positive outcome for me. I would use him again.
Posted by Rachel | May 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Communicator...A + Service!
Brad Rothman was attentive and made me feel at ease from our very first encounter through the end. He always returned my correspondence in a timely manner, provided great legal advice and resolved my legal matter to my satisfaction. I highly recommend Brad and his team.
Posted by Carlene | March 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Rothman is the attorney you want on your side,look no future he is the best!!! He is intelligent, respectfull,and will fight for you. He not only is an excellent Attorney he is a friend with much concern for his clients. I was his client for several years and never once doubted his ability and knowledge of the law he's a 5 star attorney.
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Posted by LUKE | June 19, 2015
Professional and knowledgeable
I went into the whole process with walls up. One by one Brad was able to effectively remove those walls by professionally dismantling them by making me feel comfortable with the decisions I needed to make. His knowlege, experience, and follow through were key to getting fast and fair results. I always felt he and his staff had an open line of communication which kept me well informed of the status of my case. It's a no brainer that if ever I need an attorney Brad would get my first call.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2015
highly referred by previous clients...
Brad Rothman & his staff was not only helpful through our entire process, but also explained every detail of our situation as details became available. We will definitely turn to him again if we're in need of an attorney in the Southwest Florida area.
Posted by Racquel | April 3, 2015
Mr. Rothman dealt with my case with confidence and professionalism. I am thankful to have found him. He will be recommended by my word of mouth.
Posted by Scott | December 17, 2013
This is who you want working for you.
From the first meeting with Mr. Rothman I knew I'd made the right choice. There was a comforting sense of confidence that was proven true throughout my case. "Quality of service" is the phrase I use when I recommend Mr. Rothman and his staff. He knew what to do, and got it done when he said he would. His supporting staff was professional, and extremely competent. I felt I was "the " client, not just another client. Rather rare now days. There was never a step in my case when I had to wonder what was going on, or when someone would get back to me. There was no wavering from the strategy. The end result for me was extremely positive. This was the best experience with an attorney I have ever had and I am grateful to Mr. Rothman and his staff for all of their hard work.
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Posted by Oivind | November 24, 2013
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We retained the services of Mr. Rothman in an unemployment contract dispute. Through his experience and knowledge, he was able to use case studies and other argumentation, resulting in a successful resolution of the matter without further litigation
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2013
High Recommendation for Attorney Rothman
Attorney Rothman defended me in a lawsuit brought against me by my former employer. The case got settled out of court, saving me thousands of dollars in expensive court costs. I would highly recommend Attorney Rothman for employment related cases. His fees are very fair compared with other attorneys and he really knows what he is doing when negotiating and taking depositions.
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Posted by Michael | March 6, 2013
Insurance Rip off
After seeking advice and services from at least 2 other legal firms Mr. Rothman knew exactly how to handle my case and recovered over $90,000 in insurance claims denied by my Mother's home health care provider.
Posted by Tony | January 12, 2013
Helped Me Avoid Additional Expense In My Unemployment Matter
Bradley helped me successfully navigate Florida's unemployment division when I was laid off from my previous employer. He's kind, understanding, and knowledgeable.
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  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Weldon & Rothman, PL
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Phelps Dunbar, LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Akerman Senterfitt
  • 2003 - 2005


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Columbia University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1999
  • Quinnipiac University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Moreland v. Suntrust Bank, 981 F. Supp. 2d 1210 (M.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Motion for remand granted.
  • Scribner v. Collier County, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42425 (M.D. Fla.)
  • The Court denied Defendants' motion to dismiss.
  • Robey v. The District School Board of Collier County, Florida, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56531 (M.D. Fla.)
  • The Court denied Defendant's motion to dismiss.


  • Southwest Florida Federal Court Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida chapter)
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Board Certification (Labor & Employment)
  • Florida Bar
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Florida Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Frank E. Maloney Award (outstanding candidate)
  • Florida Law Review
  • 2002
  • Outstanding Associate Editor
  • Florida Law Review
  • 2002
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  • Mealey's Litigation Reports: Disability Insurance
  • Just The Facts: A Call for Clarification and Simplification of the Eleventh Circuit's Standard of Review for an ERISA Claims Fiduciary's Factual Determinations
  • 2004
  • Florida Law Review
  • 401(k) Plans in the Wake of the Enron Debacle
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (10)
Endorse Bradley
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Brad on a number of cases and I find him to be among the most client focused lawyers I deal with. He works very hard for his clients. In addition, Brad's research and writing abilities are extraordinary. He is able to get to the heart of the issue in a clear and concise manner and makes compelling arguments for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Brad Rothman is an excellent attorney. He is knowledgeable and talented in the courtroom -- and always well-regarded by clients. We have worked together on many cases involving sexual misconduct in the workplace and achieved great results. I give Brad my highest endorsement."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Brad since the beginning of my career. He's a tremendous advocate for his clients, and a pleasure to work with. Brad always takes a balanced, intelligent approach which is to the benefit of anyone working with him, clients and attorneys."
Business Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bradley Rothman is tough, but reasonable. He is quick to respond to inquiries and diligent about meeting deadlines. He is the kind of person who does what he says he is going to do. This inspires trust and confidence, even when he's an adversary. If he tells you he'll have something to you by 5:00, you can bank on that. He's very thorough and there is a gentility about him that I really respect. I work in Broward and he is in Collier. He never took advantage of the fact that there are some local customs and rules in Collier that I was unfamiliar with. On the contrary, he pointed me in the right direction when he thought appropriate to do so. And finally his even temper helps him maintain decorum and professionalism even in the most stressful and unpleasant of situations. All in all a really good lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This is your employment and labor attorney. A highly intelligent and knowledgeable attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is the rare find between a subject matter expert attorney and a compassionate and empathetic counselor. Brad works tirelessly to achieve his clients goals to the best of his abilities. I have in the past, and will continue to in the future, refer clients to Brad."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is exceptional lawyer, and has earned a reputation for excellence in the area of employment and labor law. He is very knowledgeable and practices with integrity and professionalism. I fully endorse Brad."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad Rothman is an excellent employment law attorney. He truly understands the intricacies of labor law and uses his skill set, resources, and work ethic to get the job done. If you have an employment issue or dispute, Brad Rothman is a problem solver and a great attorney to have on your side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brad is a great attorney. I would recommend him to anyone."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is an excellent attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Rothman is a true professional who zealously advocates for the rights of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Brad both personally and professionally for about five years. I have had the opportunity to observe Brad's practice in employment law and litigation. Having done so I can say without reservation that Brad is an exceptional lawyer in every respect. He is thorough, a zealous advocate for his clients, creative and caring. I routinely come to Brad for his advice and judgment in my own affairs. I would highly recommend Brad to any prospective client, or as co-counsel in any case requiring his level of skill and expertise."
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Naples Employment and labor Lawyer Bradley Paul Rothman
Bradley Paul Rothman
Employment and labor Attorney
Naples, FL
Licensed for 20 years