James Rothschild

last updated 12/21/2017

James A. Rothschild

Attorney at Anderson Coe & King LLP

7 Saint Paul Street Suite 1600, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
HQ Phone:
(410) 752-1630

General Information


Assistant U.S. Attorney - District of Maryland

Columnist - The Daily Record


University of Maryland School of Law


Member of the Moot Court Board - University of Maryland

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It is with regret that we announce the retirement of our partner and friend, James A. Rothschild
Jim joined Anderson, Coe & King, LLP as a partner in 1986 and gained a well-earned, excellent reputation as a determined and talented litigator. We will miss the leadership, counsel, and comradeship that Jim provided to all of us at Anderson, Coe and King through the years. As a first-rate photographer, intrepid traveler, and avid reader, Jim no doubt will enjoy this next phase of life, but we will miss him greatly and wish him the best! James Rothschild James A. Rothschild Partner James A. Rothschild, who represents employers in employment discrimination cases, obtained summary judgment in the United States District Court for the District Court for his client, a government contractor at Aberdeen Proving Grounds. The case, Troy Williams v. Tero -Tek, involved claims by a former employee that he was demoted and then discharged because he was an African American. He also contended that his discharge was in retaliation for filing a claim with the EEOC after his demotion. Mr. Rothschild was able to demonstrate to the Court that the demotion had nothing to do with the plaintiff's race, but rather was because he took it upon himself to tell an employee, who was scheduled to be laid off, that the company was not following the procedure set forth in the contract the company had with the Union. The information provided by the Plaintiff to the employee was incorrect. Mr. Rothschild was also able to get the Plaintiff to admit at his deposition that he had no evidence that his demotion was racially motivated and all he had was his subjective belief that he would not have been demoted if he was Caucasian. Mr. Rothschild was also able to demonstrate to the Court that the plaintiff's termination was unrelated to racial discrimination or in retaliation for complaining to the EEOC about his demotion. The contract between the Government and the Company required all employees to have a secret clearance. The Company was required to report all court proceedings involving employees to the Government. The Company notified the Government that a peace order had been entered against the Plaintiff. The Government then informed the Plaintiff that he had to fill out a new security questionnaire. The Plaintiff did not provide the new security questionnaire, therefore the Government revoked Plaintiff's secret clearance and the Company had to terminate the Plaintiff's employment. With regard to the retaliation claim, Mr. Rothschild was able to establish that there was a legitimate business reason for Plaintiff's termination. This was accepted by the Court as a complete defense to the retaliation claim. James Rothschild obtained summary judgment for Snap-on Incorporated In United States District Court for the Northern District Mr. Rothschild argued successfully that no such warning was required under Maryland law because it was not reasonably foreseeable that a user would intentionally alter the connection. In support, Mr. Rothschild noted that this model tire changer had been in use for fifteen years and this was the first report of this type of accident Partners James A. Rothschild, J. Michael Sloneker, and Gregory VanGeison listed in 2009 Super Lawyers Anderson, Coe & King, LLP is proud to announce that Partners James A. Rothschild and J. Michael Sloneker are listed in the 2009 issue of Maryland Super Lawyers ® magazine and that Partner Gregory VanGeison and Mr. Rothschild are listed in the 2009 Super Lawyers , Corporate Counsel Edition. Anderson, Coe & King, LLP is proud to announce that Partners James A. Rothschild and J. Michael Sloneker are listed in the 2009 issue of Maryland Super Lawyers ® magazine and that Partner Gregory VanGeison and Mr. Rothschild are listed in the 2009 Super Lawyers , Corporate Counsel Edition. Mr. Rothschild was recognized in the practice of Civil Litigation Defense, while Mr. Sloneker was listed in the category of Professional Liability Defense. Mr. Rothschild and Mr. Vangeison were listed in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense and Insurance Coverage, respectively. James A. Rothschild and Ryan K. Bautz obtained summary judgment for Washington, D.C. based electrical contractor Central Armature Works, Inc. in a consolidated lawsuit initiated by four insurance companies seeking in excess of $3 million in damages caused by a November 24, 2005, fire at Zachary's Jewelers on Main Street, Annapolis. As the fire occurred more than a decade after the junction box was first available for its intended use, Mr. Rothschild and Mr. Bautz argued that Maryland 's statute of repose shielded Central Armature Works, Inc. from liability.

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James A. Rothschild
James A. Rothschild, Partner rothschild@acklaw.com Telephone: 410-752-1630 Facsimile: 410-752-0085 Direct: 443-573-9302 7 Saint Paul Street, Suite 1600 Baltimore, Maryland 21202 James Rothschild represents major corporate clients in a variety of matters, including employment discrimination, product liability, business disputes, negligence actions and white collar crime. He also represents clients in arbitration and mediation cases. Mr. Rothschild has been recognized for his accomplishments in the law. Mr. Rothschild was selected as a Super Lawyer by Baltimore Magazine in 2008, 2009 and 2010 in the area of civil litigation, defense. Only the top 5% of Maryland Lawyer were selected for this distinction. Mr. Rothschild was also selected as a one Maryland's Legal Elite by Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine in 2006. Mr. Rothschild graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and a semifinalist for the Morris Meyerwitz Prize for Moot Court Excellence. A former columnist for The Daily Record, Mr. Rothschild's writing has appeared in The CPA Journal and the Baltimore Business Journal. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Rothschild was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland from 1978-1983.

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