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At Rothman & Associates, P.A., we have a solid reputation for providing Miami-Dade County with high-caliber Bar Defense representation. Our Florida Bar defense lawyers also counsel attorneys who need representation for The Florida Bar. We also counsel applicants to the Florida Bar and provide ethics and expert opinions. Get in touch with our firm today to receive the effective legal counsel that you need and deserve.

Representation from a Florida Bar Defense Attorney in Miami

Substance abuse issues manifest in several ways, often in tandem with problematic conduct that could result in discipline or preclude admission to the Bar. For those lawyers, judges and Bar applicants who face issues related to alcohol or drugs, it is essential to have representation by a lawyer skilled, knowledgeable and experienced in Bar, Judicial and Bar Application matters.

At Rothman & Associates, P.A., Florida bar defense lawyer David Rothman has what it takes to get the job done. Since opening our firm more than 35 years ago, we always have put the client first, and we built a name that will well serve Bar, Judicial and Bar applicant clients. When a Bar, JQC or Bar application issue arises, we know the appropriate measures to take to effectively address the matter.

What to Do if a Complaint Has Been Filed?

Drug or alcohol abuse, also called substance abuse, describes anyone who is using substances, including prescription drugs, beyond their expected use or who may have become addicted. In Florida, there are established protocols put in place to address this specific problem. We know what to do in these cases.

We offer legal assistance at all stages in JQC, Florida Bar, and Florida Board of Bar Examiners matters for the following:

  • Ethical violation allegations, including those related to substance abuse issues
  • Questions of character and fitness
  • Defense in state or federal cases where ethical accusations have been made

There is a “right” way to address a matter related to a substance abuse issue. If mishandled, the result can be devastating. The Bar, the JQC and the Board of Bar Examiners take these matters very seriously. You should, too. Let us help you navigate these treacherous waters.

Call for Award-Winning Counsel

A highly-qualified Florida Bar defense lawyer, David Rothman has been recognized by achieving an AV® rating by Martindale-Hubbell®; inclusion in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial LawyersBest Lawyers in AmericaSuper Lawyers; and Leading Lawyers. Rothman & Associates, P.A. is prepared to represent you before The Florida Bar, the JQC or the Board of Bar Examiners, and in any court proceeding, to protect your rights and your career.

Please call us at (305) 358-9000 to schedule your appointment.

"People come to me when either their freedom or their legal career is at stake."

-David B. Rothman, P.A.

Experienced Florida Bar Defense

know your rights

If you have received a complaint from The Florida Bar, it is essential that you first seek reliable counsel immediately from our Florida bar defense attorneys in Miami before proceeding. The way in which you respond to the complaint could potentially complicate your case. Our Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Rated firm can provide you with the attentive and dedicated services you need to face this situation head-on.

Please call our office for more information about how we can assist you with your bar defense case.

Expert Florida Bar Defense

Reasons To Choose Us

Rothman & Associates, P.A. provides award-winning counsel with trusted representatives statewide. We have more than 40 years of legal experience and are experienced Bar Defense and Ethics Counselors dedicated to delivering results-driven advocacy.


Award Winning Counsel


40+ Years of Legal Experience


Dedicated to results-driven Advocacy

Work with a former Chair of the Disciplinary Review Committee

David B. Rothman, our firm’s founder, served as co-chair of The Florida Bar’s Disciplinary Review Committee for 6 years. In this capacity, he reviewed and made recommendations on the more than 2,000 attorney discipline cases that were brought before the Board before heading to the Florida Supreme Court. This experience serving on a bar committee has allowed him to gain in-depth insight into how bar matters are dealt with and its procedures, which could prove to be indispensable to your case and future of your career.

Attorney Rothman also has proven his trial skills with the following credentials:

  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocacy Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

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