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Born and raised in New York City's Lower East Side, Frank Rothman has been a criminal defense attorney for 30 years. After graduating from New York Law School in 1983, Frank began his career at the Legal Aid Society, where he became a member of the elite Narcotics Defense Unit and the Senior Trial Attorney Bureau.
In 1993, Frank and his Legal Aid co-worker Robert Soloway teamed up with their Legal Aid supervisors and mentors David Stern and Jeremy Schneider to form the dynamic firm of Rothman, Schneider, Soloway & Stern, LLP.

Frank has represented a host of celebrity criminal defense clients including former New York Knick Anthony Mason, former WWE superstar Nicole Bass, hip-hop artists Foxy Brown and Mobb Deep's Havoc.

Frank has handled many high-profile criminal cases, has regularly appeared as a guest commentator on Court TV, has lectured and presented demonstrations for newly-admitted attorneys, Columbia Law School students, and has given demonstrations to members of the District Attorney's Office as part of their training program.

Frank is a zealous advocate and is respected by his colleagues, adversaries, clients, and by many judges sitting on the bench today. He has conducted over 150 felony jury trials during his career.

Franklin A. Rothman


The Lower East Side Lawyer

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