Alec Rothrock
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Email: arothrock@bfwlaw.com

Alec Rothrock
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Alec Rothrock’s practice emphasizes legal ethics and attorney discipline defense, and the law of practicing law. He is the author of the book, Essays on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct in Colorado (Continuing Legal Education of Colorado, Inc. 2003) and a past chair of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee.

Mr. Rothrock is admitted to practice in the States of Colorado and Illinois (inactive), the United States District Courts for the District of Colorado and the Northern District of Illinois (inactive), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Rothrock practiced law from 1986 to 1991 with Katten, Muchin & Zavis, P.C., in Chicago before joining Burns, Figa & Will in 1991.

Mr. Rothrock was born in Evanston, Illinois in 1959.

Education:

B.A., 1981, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
1977, University of Michigan, received four Avery Hopwood Freshman Writing Awards
J.D., 1984, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
1983-84, Executive Editor of DePaul Law Review, DePaul College of Law

Colorado Supreme Court Committees:
  • Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee 2005 to Present
  • Standing Committee on the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct 2003 to Present
  • Judicial Ethics Advisory Board 2011 to Present
  • ABA Ethics 2000 Review Committee 2003 to 2004
  • Ethical Issues in Family Law 2002-2003
  • Ad Hoc Committee of Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee 2001-2002.
  • Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee, Member 1994 to Present
  • Chair 2005-06
  • Co-Chair, Attorney Regulation Policy Committee, 2002-03
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association
Bar Admissions:
  • Colorado state and federal courts
  • Illinois state court and U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (inactive)
Articles
  • Essays on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct in Colorado
  • Continuing Legal Education of Colorado, Inc. (2003, Supp. 2006)
  • Chapters:
  • Trust Accounting 101
    • Associates: The Ethical Obligations of Supervisory and Subordinate Lawyers
    • Moonlighting: Usurping Law Firm Opportunities
    • Law Firm Divorce
    • Ethics (Not Just) for Government Lawyers
    • The “Perfect” Letter to Clients from a Departing Lawyer
    • Implied Attorney-Client Relationships
    • What’s So Bad About Sex with a Client’s Spouse?
    • Motions to Withdraw: Be Careful What You Say
    • Ethics in Internal Corporate Investigations
    • At Issue Waiver of the Attorney-Client Privilege
    • Entity Formation: Defining the Client and the Duty of Confidentiality
  • Legal Ethics Considerations in Quiet Title Actions
  • Formal Opinion 113: Disclosure of Erros and OmisssionAttorney Fees and Costs: Legal Ethics Considerations
  • On Retainers, Flat Fees, and Commingling
  • Fee Arrangements for the MTV Generation
  • Fee Forfeiture for Ethical Misconduct
  • Division of Fees Among Lawyers Not in the Same Firm
  • Fee-Splitting with Nonlawyers
  • Recording Charging Liens Against Real Property: When, Not Whether
  • The Forgotten Flat Fee: Whose Money Is It and Where Should It Be Deposited?
  • The “Perfect” Hourly Fee Agreement
  • Ethics and Liability Considerations in Products Liability Representations
  • Pretrial Publicity
  • Cheat the Beatles: Ethics in Investigations
  • Discovery Ethics: Deposition Perjury
  • Deposing Opposing Counsel
  • Suspending the Deposition for Abuse
  • Coaching the Witness
  • Ex Parte Communications with a Tribunal: From Both Sides
  • It Better Be Good! Non-Client Standing to File Motions to Disqualify for Conflicts of Interest
  • Expert Witnesses: Considerations of Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Trial Misconduct
  • Appellate Ethics
  • Unbundling of Legal Services
  • Is Assisting Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Hazardous To A Lawyer’s Professional Health?
  • Lawyer Advertising in Colorado
  • Temporal and Substantive Choice of Law Under the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Private Screening
  • Repugnant Objectives
    • 1999 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2000 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2001 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2002 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2003 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2004 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2005 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2006 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2007 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2008 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2009 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2010 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2011 Annual Survey Ethics Article
    • 2012 Annual Survey Ethics Article
  • Attorney Discipline and Disability Process and Procedure
  • CBA Ethics Committee Opinion 113: Disclosing Errors to Clients Necessary Guidance for Lawyers
  • A Response to “Errors and Omissions”

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