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Kristi D Rothschild

Employment and labor Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kristi

Learn Kristi’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Class action
    Kristi Rothschild represents employees in wage and hour, meal and rest break, overtime, and in other employment class actions.

  2. Employment and labor
    Kristi Rothschild is a leading employment lawyer.

  3. Wrongful termination
    Kristi Rothschild represents people who have been illegally fired by their employer.

  4. Discrimination
    Santa Barbara employment lawyer Kristi Rothschild represents people who have been discriminated against in the workplace.

  5. Sexual harassment
    Santa Barbara employment lawyer Kristi Rothschild represents people who have suffered sexual harassment.

No matter the social setting, be it work or play, 90% of the people I've met introduce themselves and then identify what they do.  They don't identify the number of kids they have, or whether they are married or single.  They identify their jobs, their careers, or their line of work.


For better or for worse, our jobs and our careers define our lives.  It's where we spend most of our waking hours. 


When something negative happens at work, it has a profound affect.  Many people live paycheck to paycheck, and any disruption at work can affect our ability to support our families.  It can also have a shocking affects on our view of ourselves. Our jobs are deeply personal.


This is why I practice employment law.



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Kristi D Rothschild
27 W Anapamu St Ste 289
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101


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Posted by Peter Romero | February 6, 2018
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Best of the Best
Kristi has always gotten me out of a jam. No matter the situation her advice and experience has helped me when I needed it most. Her card is the only Woman's card that my wife will allow me to have in my wallet.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
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Employment related long term disability claim
There are no words to truly express how wonderful Kristi is. She worked so hard on our case to make sure that we received the benefits that we were entitled to. She had to fight an international Fortune 500 company who have more money to throw at claims like ours and yet for a very, very reasonable fee was able to broker a settlement that was fair to everybody. I would hire her again in a second if I ever had this type of need again.
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Posted by Bill | September 4, 2015
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Wrong Job Classification
Kristi, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable to my specific situation.Her associate Julian was just as helpful.I would highly recommend them for any Employment issue.Hopefully I will never need another Lawyer for this issue,but if I do I know where to go.
Posted by Marie | March 24, 2015
Health Insurance Nightmare...
We came to Kristi as we had a health insurance nightmare.. Kristi was able to help us immediately with our case and it was over before we knew it. She grabbed the bull by it's horns and the insurance company did not get away with the inhumanity they had sued us for... The nightmare was gone as well as the awful experience we had endured from the collection agency involved. I would recommend Kristi to anyone!! Hands down.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2015
Kristi helped our non-profit organization
Kristi has helped our non-profit organization during our time of need for employment law advice. She is someone whom we can rely on. She is experienced, straightforward and dedicated to helping non-profits in our community.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2014
Straight to the solution with no hassle
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help regarding my case. Without your knowledge and expertise, I would be still lost in the dark without knowing where I am. Ms. Rothschild handled my matter with expertise and knowledge above and beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend her!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 125-550 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-50%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rothschild & Alwill, APC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Anticouni & Associates, Apc
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Researcher/Assistant
  • Investment Group of Santa Barbara
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Minehan, McFaul & McLinn
  • 2001 - 2007
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  • Southern California Institute of Law - Ventura
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Court-approved class action settlement of $1,425,000.00
  • Confidential
  • Court approved class-action settlement of $7,000,000.00.
  • Confidential
  • Court-approved class action settlement of $6,000,000.00


  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • William L. Gordon American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2011 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Cancer Hope Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2002 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in California
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015


Speaking Engagements

  • HR Law - What You Need to Know
  • Discrimination and Harassment; Workplace Privacy
  • 2017
  • HR Law: 2017
  • What's New in Labor Law 2017
  • 2017
  • Human Resource Law from Start to Finish
  • Successful Hiring and Recruiting, Employee Handbooks and Policies in the 21st Century
  • 2016
  • Troubleshooting HR Legal Nightmares
  • Employee Misclassification; Discipline and Termination Documentation
  • 2016
  • FAIR Institute
  • The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act
  • 2015
  • Hiring and Termination: The Ins and Outs of Employment Law
  • Information Disclosure Issues
  • 2014
  • Hot Topics In Labor and Employment Law
  • Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment in the Workplace
  • 2013
  • February Education
  • Employee Misclassification
  • 2012
  • Navigating the Exempt and Non Exempt Maze
  • Employment Misclassification
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse Kristi
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the highest regard for Kristi's legal skills and ethics. As a mediator, I work closely with a large number of attorneys and I have no reservations in refering clients to Kristi and her firm. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With a great track record of published answers to consumers' questions on and the recommendations from clients and attorneys alike, it is easy to see that attorney Rothschild is skilled and knows the law well too. If you have a legal question in his area of expertise, she is your answer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kristi is a strong, compassionate, smart and talented lawyer. She cares about her clients and the practical impacts of litigation on their lives and livelihood. I have worked with Kristi on several matters and I could not ask for a better partner on cases. Her skills and talent serve our clients well. It is my pleasure to be associated with Kristi, personally and professionally."
Discrimination Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Rothschild. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Sexual harassment Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Very knowledgeable in the area of employment law. Pleasure to work with this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She provides well reasoned comments in the area of employment law."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Rothschild is a fine lawyer with a deep knowledge of employment law as is amply demonstrated in her many great contributions to the Avvo community. She is a true credit to the legal profession."
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Santa Barbara Employment and labor Lawyer Kristi D Rothschild
Kristi D Rothschild
Employment and labor Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation