Scott W. Rothstein
Managing Partner, Chairman, CEO
Phone: 954-315-7200
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Scott W. Rothstein is Managing Shareholder, Chairman and CEO of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler. His practice areas include labor and employment, civil rights, intellectual property, internet law, corporate espionage, personal injury, wrongful death and commercial litigation.


As one of the firm's senior trial attorneys, Mr. Rothstein represents a wide variety of clients in many practice areas. For example, he often serves as a client’s "second pair of eyes", reviewing a variety of contracts and other documents from a litigation and trial perspective, with a view towards prevention of legal action, and the "what happens if" scenarios. The idea is simple: proactive drafting to avoid costly litigation.

Extremely active in politics on the local, county, state and national levels, Mr. Rothstein serves as advisor and attorney to many involved in various aspects of the political arena. Mr. Rothstein has chaired and co-chaired fundraising events for many high profile political races, including presidential races, national and state congressional races, gubernatorial races, and county and circuit court judicial races.  He has co-chaired two major fundraisers for President Bush and chaired multiple fundraisers for Charlie Crist both in his successful run for Attorney General and in his successful run for Governor of Florida.

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He is one of the firm’s senior trial attorneys having tried over 150 jury trials.

Biography: Mr. Rothstein has maintained an extremely active trial and appellate practice since 1988, litigating numerous cases in the United States District Courts, the Florida Circuit Courts and many other courts across the nation through the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Rothstein has also submitted petitions for writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Rothstein has handled many cases of great public importance, including Johnson v. City of Fort Lauderdale, in which the 11th Circuit held that the Civil Rights Act of 1991 did not render Title VII and §1981 the exclusive remedies for employment discrimination by a municipality, and therefore did not preempt a constitutional cause of action under §1983.
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