Patricia Weaver

Patricia Weaver

Principal, Paley Rothman
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Appeals & Appellate, Business Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Summary

Trish Weaver is Chair of the Appellate Practice group and a member of the Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Corporate practices. Over the past 20 years, she has handled numerous appeals, authored briefs and argued before the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is admitted to, and awaits the chance to argue before, the U.S. Supreme Court. Prior to joining Paley Rothman, Trish clerked for the Honorable Howard S. Chasanow on the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Trish enjoys building ongoing relationships with her clients as their business advisor. By understanding their business objectives, and learning the dynamics of their company, Trish remains attuned to the factors that may influence her clients’ decision making. She works to educate her clients on the legal implications of business options, identifies attendant legal costs, and recommends and proposes strategies for accomplishing their goals.
In her trial practice, Trish handles a variety of cases spanning the civil spectrum, but concentrates on complex commercial litigation and estate litigation. She has represented clients in many contract and real estate development disputes, sophisticated estate litigation matters and a number of employment/business competition cases. In addition to her numerous appearances in state and federal trial courts, she has represented physicians, psychologists, and lawyers before disciplinary boards.
In conjunction with her ADR practice, Trish serves as a mediator by court appointment and by private engagement. She works hard to keep her clients out of litigation and to successfully mediate complex disputes.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Corporate
  • Litigation: Individual
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Science & Technology
  • Estate Litigation
  • Business Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Responsibility/Ethics
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Paley Rothman
Current
Education
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
J.D. (1991)
Honors: With Honors
Activities: - Order of the Coif (Top 10%) - Editor, Maryland Law Review - American Judisprudence Award in Pre-Trial Civil Litigation
University of Maryland - College Park
B.A. (1987)
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Awards
Best Lawyers in America (2016-2018)
Best Lawyers
Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2014-2018)
Super Lawyers
Leadership in Law Award,”
The Daily Record
Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers
Maryland Super Lawyers
Committee Chair of the Year
Social Committee, BAMC
Committee Chair of the Year
Fee Dispute Resolution Committee, BAMC
Professional Associations
Bar Foundation of Montgomery County
- President (2011-2012) - Board of Directors (2010-present) - Endowment Committee (Past President)
Current
Bar Association of Montgomery County (BAMC)
- President (2010-2011) - Strategic Planning Committee (2010-present) - Community Outreach Committee (2011-present) - Chair – Social Committee (2007-2008) - Member – Executive Committee (2004-2006) - Chair – Fee Dispute Committee
Current
Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County
- President (2005-2006) - Scholarship Committee (2006-present)
Current
Maryland State Bar
Member, Ethics Committee - Chair (June 2015)
Current
House of Ruth –
Pro Bono Legal Services
- Current
District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Paley Rothman
Contact & Map
Paley Rothman
4800 Hampden Ln
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
Telephone: (301) 656-7603
Fax: (301) 654-7354