David A. Rothstein was born September 28, 1970 in Yonkers, New York. Mr. Rothstein received his B.A. cum laude in 1992 from the College of the Holy Cross, where he also played varsity basketball and was elected Captain by his teammates as a senior. Mr. Rothstein graduated cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1995. While attending law school, Mr.Rothstein served as a member of the University of Miami Law Review and authored The Salary Cap: A Legal Analysis of and Practical Suggestions for Collective Bargaining in Professional Basketball, 11 Univ. Miami Ent. & Sport L. Rev. 251 (1994).
From August 1995 until February 2000, Mr. Rothstein worked for Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., one of Florida’s premier full-service law firms, where his practice as a trial lawyer involved all aspects of civil litigation. Mr. Rothstein next joined Hanzman & Criden, P.A., where he focused his practice on complex commercial litigation and plaintiff-side class-action litigation and was named a partner of the firm in January 2002.
In 2003, Mr. Rothstein was recognized as a contributor to the article Establishing Injury By Reason Of Racketeering Activity: A Critical Analysis of the 11th Circuit’s Per Se Detrimental Reliance Requirement and Its Impact on RICO Class Actions, 77 Fla.B.J. 36 (March 2003). In 2006, Mr. Rothstein was named a charter member of the Ad Hoc Committee for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit’s Business Litigation Division, which established the framework and procedure’s for Miami-Dade County’s Business Litigation Division. Mr. Rothstein also is a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of Miami-based City Theatre, a professional theatre company dedicated to the solicitation, development, and production of short (one-act) plays unique to the cultural community of South Florida.
Areas of Practice
- Commercial Litigation
- Class-Action Litigation
- Florida, 1995
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1996
- University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
- J.D. cum laude – 1995
- Honors: Dean’s List
- Law Review: University of Miami Law Review, Member
- College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts
- B.A. cum laude – 1992
- Honors: Dean’s List
- Honors: Captain, Men’s Varsity Basketball (1991-1992)
- Honors: Earned Three Varsity Letters
- Major: Political Science
Honors and Awards
- “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine every year since 2006
- “Top Lawyer” by South Florida Legal Guide every year since 2007
- “Super Lawyer” by Florida Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2008
- The Salary Cap: A Legal Analysis of and Practical Suggestions for Collective Bargaining in Professional Basketball., 11 Univ. Miami Ent. & Sport L. Rev. 251, 1994
- Contributor, Establishing Injury “By Reason of” Racketeering Activity: A Critical Analysis of the 11th Circuit’s Per Se Detrimental Reliance Requirement and Its Impact on RICO Class Actions., 77 Fla. B.J. 36, March, 2003
Past Employment Positions
- Hanzman & Criden, P.A., Partner, 2002 – 2003
- Hanzman & Criden, P.A., Associate Attorney, 2000 – 2001
- Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson, P.A., Associate Attorney, 1995 – 2000
- Office of the State Attorney, Certified Legal Intern, 1994
- Hon. William C. Turnoff, U.S. District Court-Magistrate Court, Judicial Intern, 1993
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