Susan M. Rotkis focuses her practice on federal consumer protection law and class actions, representing consumers in cases against banks, mortgage companies, consumer reporting agencies and debt collectors. She has practiced law in Virginia for 15 years and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Prior to joining Consumer Litigation Associates in 2010, she served as in-house counsel at both non-profit and private companies, as well several years as a judicial law clerk.
Ms. Rotkis started her legal career at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in Alexandria, Virginia, as legal and legislative counsel where she was an advocate for the rights of child victims and their families. In that role, she advised legislators, law enforcement, prosecutors, researchers, courts and social services agencies in the creation and implementation of child-centered policies and legislation. She also served as general counsel and corporate facility security officer of Total Immersion Software, Inc., a game developer and defense contractor headquartered in Hampton, Virginia. There, she focused her practice on licensing, intellectual property, transactions, compliance, and other business-related legal issues.Ms. Rotkis served as law clerk at the elbow of two United States Magistrate Judges. She clerked one year for the Hon. Michael S. McDonald (retired) in the Western District of Texas, El Paso Division. Later, she clerked for over six years for the Hon. Dennis W. Dohnal in the Eastern District of Virginia, Richmond Division. While she was a law student at Georgetown University Law Center, she was a member of the American Criminal Law Review and authored the original section on Health Care Fraud in the White Collar Crime Project. She was a founding member of the Disability Rights Council and also represented disability applicants, consumers and tenants in two legal clinics, the Center for Applied Legal Studies and the D.C. Law Students in Court Program. While in law school, Ms. Rotkis served on the staff of the Hon. Dennis DeConcini, United States Senator (Arizona). Prior to law school, she worked in the field of marketing communications and event management at the Arizona State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in Tempe, Arizona and at EvansGroup (now Publicis) in Phoenix, Arizona. She is currently serving a three-year appointment to the Hampton Federal Area Development Authority and is a director on the board of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Red Cross. She is an immediate past member of the Virginia National Guard Family Readiness Advisory Council.
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