Attorney Paul S. Rothstein was born and raised in the city of East Brunswick, New Jersey, but has called Gainesville, Florida home since he attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1977. 

His passion for law was discovered when he was thirteen years old. After giving a speech at his Bar Mitzvah, friends and family advised him to become a lawyer. And from that moment on he knew it was what he wanted to do, assuming becoming a Major League Baseball player did not work out.


At eighteen he left New Jersey to attend American University in Washington, D.C. There he received a Bachelors of Science in Economics and International Studies. Upon graduating he traveled the Middle East region and Europe before heading down south for law school. He opened his own practice in 1982 in the same building he practices from today.

Law is hardly Paul's only passion. He loves to travel and spend time with his wife, four children, and two dogs. Additionally, he is an avid reader and coming author as he has continues to edit and revise his legal thriller. He is also an active runner who has completed one marathon and many more half-marathons. Every Thanksgiving he and his family participate in the local Turkey Trot and every Friday he bikes to work. Health and happiness are his priorities in life and he strives to help others reach those goals as well. 












  • American University, B.S.

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law

Association Memberships
  • Florida Bar Association

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Florida Justice Association

  • American Bar Association

Recognition and Publications
  • "Outstanding Friend of the Homeless" Award

  • Lecturer on Trial Tactics at University of Florida Levin College of Law

  • Lecturer on Dietetic Malpractice at University of Florida College of Health Related Sciences

  • "Dietetic Malpractice: No Toll-Free Solution"

  • What Not to Say

  • "The Citadel for the Human Cadaver: The Harvard Brain Death Criteria Exhumed"