Michael Rothschild has honed his trial skills in over 30 years of experience representing plaintiffs in civil litigation and defending persons charged with felony offenses. In both arenas Mr. Rothschild has focused on psychological issues with a particular focus on psychological issues in children. The emphasis of his criminal defense work has been sex-molest and abuse cases. Since 1991 Mr. Rothschild has been recognized by and included within the publication "The Best Lawyers in America" and is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Rothschild is Past President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Mr. Rothschild regularly lectures upon trial skills to the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center and has served both as trainer and program director of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Trial Skills Workshop at Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. In addition, Mr. Rothschild has taught trial skill seminars to the organization previously known as the California Trial Lawyers Association and on behalf of CEB - California Continuing Education of the Bar. He has also presented to California trial judges through the continuing education program of the California Judicial Council. Mr. Rothschild is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Hastings College of the Law.