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Kristi Rothschild is a partner at Rothschild & Alwill focused on employment law. She represents and counsels clients in all aspects of employment matters, including:

  •           Class action lawsuits
  •           Wage and hour disputes
  •           Harassment
  •           Discrimination
  •           Retaliation
  •           Wrongful termination
  •           Misclassification
  •           Employment manuals and pay policies for employers

Ms. Rothschild is experienced with all stages of litigation, from inception of a case through trial or arbitration, and practices in both state and federal court. A seven-time recipient of both the “Super Lawyer” designation for Southern California and Avvo “Excellent” rating as well as a Martindale-Hubbell “AV Preeminent” designation recipient, she utilizes her skill, training, and resources to advocate for her individual clients as well as counsel employers regarding employers’ rights regulatory compliance. She understands both the struggles of individual employees as well as the compliance challenges companies face, and she strives to provide innovative, customized solutions for every client to achieve favorable outcomes.

Ms. Rothschild has obtained millions in settlements for clients in class actions as well as individual cases. She has won notable decisions and received favorable rulings from both the California Court of Appeals as well as the California Supreme Court, and she has successfully mediated and arbitrated claims on behalf of clients for 20 years. She believes every client deserves dedicated, hands-on representation from a skilled professional and focuses on delivering the optimal outcome in each case.

Community involvement is a priority for Ms. Rothschild. She is an active member in several legal and charitable organizations, and she has led numerous classes and seminars on issues within the field of employment law.

Bar Association

  • California, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Professional Association

  • California State Bar, Member
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Member
  • William L. Gordon Inns of Court, Member
  • California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), Member


  • Super Lawyer, Southern California, 2015 – Present
  • Super Lawyers Southern California Top 50 Women Lawyers
  • Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers
  • Excellent Rating, Avvo, 2015 – Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating 2021


  • Southern California Institute of Law, Ventura, California
  • J.D. – 2001
  • Honors: cum laude


  • Employment Misclassification – Navigating the Exempt and Non-Exempt Maze, 2011
  • Employee Misclassification, 2012
  • Sexual, Racial and other Harassment in the Workplace – Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law, 2013
  • Information Disclosure Issues – Hiring and Termination Issues, 2014
  • The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive, and Respectful (FAIR) Education Act, 2015
  • Human Resource Law from Start to Finish, January 20, 2016
  • Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now, January 24, 2017
  • Troubleshooting HR Legal Nightmares, May 17, 2017
  • Human Resource Law: What You Need to Know Now, October 18, 2017
  • Human Resource Law from A to Z, October 3, 2018
  • Employee Handbook Update: New Rules & Critical Revisions, June 22, 2021