Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell 'AV' Rated Attorney
Steven Rothman is a senior shareholder practicing civil litigation with emphasis on product liability, wrongful death, personal injury, defamation, real estate and commercial litigation. Mr. Rothman is a 1985 graduate of the Florida State University College of Law (with honors) and member of The Florida Bar, Palm Beach County Bar Association, and United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida.
Mr. Rothman is Board Certified in Civil Litigation and listed as a Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine. He was initially Board Certified in 1993 by The Florida Bar Association and has been re-certified every five years since that time.
Board Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of legal competency and experience. There are over 100,000 lawyers practicing in Florida and only 1% are Board Certified in Civil Trial Law. While any lawyers can advertise, only certified attorneys can identify themselves as “Board Certified.”
Every Board Certified civil trial lawyer must have been substantially involved in civil trial law during the three years preceding application, conducted at least fifteen contested civil cases, including cases before a jury and as lead counsel, passed peer review scrutiny, completed 50 hours of continuing legal education, and passed a difficult written examination demonstrating knowledge and proficiency in civil trial law. Mr. Rothman has been Board Certified for twenty-five years.
Mr. Rothman has handled and tried cases in a wide array of areas, including personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, toxic tort litigation, pharmaceutical drug and nutritional supplement litigation, medical device litigation, mold and Chinese drywall contamination, electrical fixture/lighting cases, electrical contact/electrocution cases, underground and above ground utility cases, nursing home negligence, premises liability, negligent security, equestrian litigation, farm and crop litigation, commercial and residential structural defect cases, contract cases, defamation cases, insurance coverage disputes, real estate cases, and business disputes.
Mr. Rothman has handled and tried cases involving death, multiple deaths, paralysis, quadriplegia, amputations, brain injuries to adults and children, burn injuries (thermal, chemical and electrical burns and scalding), psychiatric/psychological damage, and other major illnesses and catastrophic injuries.
Mr. Rothman has handled and tried cases involving complex, technical engineering issues, including tractor-trailer accidents, post-collision fuel fed fires, electrical fires, unexpected acceleration, vehicular rollovers, boating accidents, engine and mechanical component failures, tire-mounting accidents, and tire tread and belt separation cases. His litigation experience includes automobiles, trucks, tractor-trailers, motorcycles, bicycles, passenger car and truck tires, agricultural and industrial equipment, portable power equipment, aerial lifts, boats, marine engines and products, electrical devices, electrical distribution systems, pharmaceutical products, nutritional supplements, weight loss products, medical devices, and other products.
Mr. Rothman’s interest in the design and function of products began at a young age, as the son of an auto parts dealer. He was a vocationally-trained automotive mechanic prior to changing course to become a lawyer. Additionally, Mr. Rothman holds a Certificate of Achievement from Michelin North America, Inc. for completion of the Tire and Vehicle Dynamics Course presented by Hodges Transportation, Inc. at the Nevada Automotive Test Center. He has also participated in dynamic vehicular stability testing at the Transportation Research Center in East Liberty, Ohio, and in tire and wheel training at Standards Testing Laboratories in Massilon, Ohio.
Mr. Rothman’s clients have included individuals, businesses, governmental bodies, and the largest manufacturers of consumer and industrial products within and outside the United States. His cases have included numerous multi-million dollar claims.
During his thirty-year legal career, Mr. Rothman has developed the knowledge, skill and experience that comes with having battled in high-stakes litigation with and against the leading legal statesmen considered to be legendary Florida litigators.