Richard B. Rothman

Member - St. Louis

Richard B. Rothman is a founding Member of the Clayton-based Blitz, Bardgett & Deutsch law firm and a Managing Member for his first 19 years at the firm.

Throughout his career, Richard has keenly focused on Business LawMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities ComplianceReal Estate and Estate and Tax Planning.

A sought-after legal lecturer, Richard speaks on various tax and estate planning matters for the Missouri Bar Association, Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. He is also a past chairman of the Probate and Trust Section of the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.

Richard’s road to becoming an attorney was an interesting one, including first earning an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from Princeton University. But his sights were set on the legal industry. Although he was already accepted into Stanford University, he elected to attend Georgetown University Law School, taking evening and Saturday morning classes, while working as a Patent Agent for the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C., and a Patent Examiner in the United States Patent Office.

No stranger to business entrepreneurship, from 1985 through 1995, Richard was a principal owner and executive in several successful companies involved in real estate investment and development, and manufacturing of finished retail goods sold throughout the United States.

Richard has three grown children, one an actor who occasionally plays off-Broadway, and five very busy grandkids that belong to his two daughters. Family is his top priority. He enjoys reading non-fiction, history, biographies, but also explores the world of science fiction, spy and detective stories.

35+ years – Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating by his legal peers

2013 Top-Rated Lawyer in Real Estate – The American Lawyer Media & Corporate Counsel Magazine


2024, 2023, 2022 & 2021 Best Lawyers in America
2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Real Estate, The American Lawyer Media & Corporate Counsel Magazine


J.D., Georgetown University, Editor, The Georgetown Law Journal, 1974
B.S.E., Princeton University, Aerospace Engineering, 1969 Cum Laude