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Mike Rothman

Location:  Rockville, MD
Phone:      (301) 251-9660

Email:        Email me

My name is Mike Rothman. I am a trial attorney with my office located in Rockville, Maryland. I am licensed to practice before the federal and state courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia.


I have represented thousands of clients in matters involving criminal defense, which includes general criminal defense, white collar defense, DUI/DWI, sex offenses, drug crimes, and domestic violence cases, to name just some of the areas. In addition, I have extensive experience in commercial litigation of business and commercial matters, including corporate disputes over ownership, business, and contract rights.


My law office is dedicated to the idea that your attorney is there to help you understand the legal matters you are facing and help make educated decisions about your future moving forward. How can your legal representative help you if you don't know your options, don't know what legal obstacles you face, or don't know the consequences.


By educating the client about the many systems and actors at work in case, I help my clients bring the best possible defense in a case -- regardless of the circumstances. If you have been charged with a crime or are now involved in a legal matter requiring a court appearance, you have options. The first step is consulting with an attorney who understands the legal complexities of your case and who can explain to you in plain language the consequences and possible defenses available. Why settle for an attorney who doesn't understand you or your legal needs? I can provide you with the help you need for your legal matter -- no matter how complex or hopeless it may seem at the time.


A great lawyer can make all the difference.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

  • DUI/DWI Defense

  • White Collar Crime and Fraud

  • Traffic Violations

  • Drug Crimes

  • Medical Marijuana

  • Sex Crimes

  • Gun Possession

  • Consumer Protection

  • Internet and Computer Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • U.S. Supreme Court

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Juris Doctor - 1999

  • The George Washington University, Washington, District of Columbia

  • Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) - 1995

  • Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Bachelor of Arts - 1992

Published Works

  • It's a Small World After All : Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet, 23 Md. J. Int'l L. & Trade 127 (1999) , 23, 1999

Representative Cases

  • US vs. Melina Ali, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56986, USDC MD

  • Beyond Systems, Inc. v. Kraft Foods Global, 777 F.3d 712 (USDC MD 2015), USCA, 4th Circuit

  • MaryCLE, LLC v. First Choice Internet, Inc., , 166 Md. App. 481, 487, 890 A.2d 818, 821 (2006), COSA MD

Representative Clients

  • Individual Defendants charged with crimes (State)

  • Individual Defendants charged with DUI/DWI (State

  • Individual Defendants charged with crimes (Fed.)

  • Businesses in Commercial Litigation

  • Corporate entity in criminal or commercial dispute


  • Jon Fellner

  • David Schiller

Classes / Seminars

  • “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

  • “Bail and Security Bonds” Montgomery County, Montgomery County Media Law School for the Public, Episode No. 227, August 2011

  • “Social Networking: Sword or Shield?” Montgomery County Bar Association’s 116th Annual Meeting and Law Day, January 2010

  • Maryland's New Medical Cannabis Law, Montgomery Co. Bar Assn., 2018

  • Protecting Your Online Identity CLE, Montgomery Co. Bar Assn., 2014

  • Social Networking and Electronic Evidence, Montgomery Co. Bar Assn., 2010

Honors and Awards

  • Rated by Super Lawyers Magazine 2011 through 2018, as among the top 5% of practicing attorneys in Maryland and District of Columbia

  • Top 100 Attorneys in Maryland Criminal Defense

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, Present

  • Maryland Bar Assn., M, Present

  • DC Bar Assn., Member, Present

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Member, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & kahn, PLLC, Washington, DC, Associate: October 1999 – February 2002

  • Information Technology Service, General Services Administration, Washington, DC, Public Affairs Analyst: September 1993 - July 1996

  • U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, Clerk

  • Office of Consumer Litigation at the U.S. Department of Justice, Clerk

Pro Bono Activities

  • Bikes for the World, 2017

  • Montgomery County Bar Association (Continuing Legal Education Presenter), 2014 to 2018

Ancillary Businesses

  • Medical Cannabis Law Group (Attorney & Principal)


  • English

  • Spanish