Charles Rick Claxton

Charles Rick Claxton

Principal, Paley Rothman
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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Rick Claxton, a member of the firm’s Litigation, Appellate and ADR practice groups, has over 30 years of courtroom experience representing clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 50 corporations. A veteran of dozens of jury and bench trials, Rick focuses his practice on complex business cases, such as corporate and partnership disputes, construction litigation, business torts, and employment litigation. However, Rick has always maintained a diverse practice, including cases ranging from copyright and trademark litigation to representation of individuals with major personal injury claims.
In addition to his trial work, Rick has substantial appellate court experience, having briefed and argued cases before the highest courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well as before various federal circuit courts.
Rick graduated with honors from Boston University School of Law where he served as executive editor of the American Journal of Law and Medicine.

Practice Area
  • Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • Litigation: Business
  • Litigation: Individual
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland
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Virginia
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United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
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United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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United States District Court for the District of Columbia
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United States District Court for the District of Maryland
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Paley Rothman
Current
Education
University of Missouri, School of Journalism
B.J
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Boston University School of Law
J.D. (1978)
Honors: cum laude
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Awards
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
Maryland Super Lawyers
Maryland Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers
Washington D.C.
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
Member
Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Current
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American Bar Association, Litigation Section
Current
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Bar Association of Montgomery County
Current
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Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
Current
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Maryland State Bar
Member
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Paley Rothman
Contact & Map
Paley Rothman
480 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: (301) 656-7603
Fax: (301) 654-7354
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