Michael Rothenberg - The Mandel Law Firm

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Michael Rothenberg

The Mandel Law Firm

370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 505

New York, NY 10017

(212) 697-7383

Practice Areas
  • Civil Rights
  • Judge
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Civil Litigation
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Michael is a graduate of the South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas, where he earned his doctorate in jurisprudence. He graduated with High Honors from the University of Florida. His college honors thesis may be found amongst the collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Michael is a founding partner of McKinley Rothenberg, LLC, where he practices in the areas of criminal defense - both felonies and misdemeanors, personal injury, wrongful death, automobile accidents and injuries, medical malpractice, workers compensation, business litigation, contracts, parole and probation, criminal appeals, family law - including divorce, child custody, child support and modifications, corporate law, wills, discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace - including federal civil and criminal practice and civil rights.

Michael is licensed to practice in all Georgia Trial Courts, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia and the 11th United States Circuit Court of Appeals.

Michael is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and belongs to the Criminal Defense Section of the State Bar. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyer’s Association, the American Trial Lawyer’s Association, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the DeKalb and Clayton County Bar Association. He is further a member of the Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges.

Michael was appointed to the bench on August 7, 2007 and sworn in as Judge pro hac vice of the Dekalb County Recorder's Court.

Michael will be sworn in to the NY Bar on April 23, 2009.

Throughout his career, Michael has gained a reputation as a zealous advocate of his client’s interests. He has handled cases in nearly all areas of civil law, and has tried criminal cases ranging from traffic tickets to murder cases.

Undergraduate: University of Florida
Law School: South Texas
Admitted to Bar: 2002
Practice Areas: Judge
Personal > Personal Injury
Personal > Criminal Law
Personal > Civil Litigation
Personal > Civil Rights
Personal > Family Law
Organizations: State Bar of Georgia, State Bar of New York, New York State Bar Association, DeKalb Bar Association, Georgia Associatiion of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Georgia Council of Municipal Court Judges
Gender: Male
Status: Married
Children: 2 Children
Age: 31
City of Residence: Atlanta / New York City
Home Town: Miami
Home State: GA
My Interests
My Politics:
My Choice For President:
Favorite Justice: John Paul Stevens
Favorite Books: The Bible
Favorite Movies: The Godfather, either I, II, or III
Favorite Music: Dave Matthews Band, Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Phish
Favorite Restaurants: The Capitol Grille
Favorite Travel: I'm always up for travel
Favorite Quote: Justice is an essential human value
About Me: Every so often a lawyer comes around who possesses not only a tenacious trial presence, but also a highly honed analytical mind. This is a particularly effective combination, and provides the client with not only the best trial strategy, but also a deep understanding of the many intricacies involved in the law. This special combination is found in the mind of Michael Rothenberg. Highly experienced in the defense of serious crimes, Michael knows there is no substitute for careful preparation. “Winning a case is not simply a matter of who is a better in-court performer” he says. “To be effective, you must know the facts of the case inside and out, as if you are the party living through it. Then you must know the law surrounding the issues. Finally, never forget that your client is a person, with feelings. Treat them accordingly, and you will succeed”. Michael has represented many people accused of crimes. In one of his best known trials, Michael represented an innocent African American

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