Attorney Kristi Rothschild: A Passionate Advocate for Employees’ Rights

Kristi Rothschild, a member of the State Bar of California, is a seasoned employment litigation attorney with over 22 years of experience in law practice.

In this article, I discuss the educational and career background of Ms. Kristi Rothschild. Additionally, I also list her professional activity, her notable achievements, and her contacts.

Who is attorney Kristi Rothschild?

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Attorney Kristi Rothschild is a partner at Rothschild & Alwill, APC, a law firm that specializes in employment law.

She is licensed to practice law across courts in the State of California as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Southern, Central, and Northern Districts of California.

Ms. Kristi is also a dedicated community member who is involved in several legal and charitable organizations. Previously, she has volunteered and offered pro-bono services for organizations involved in Domestic Violence Solutions as well as the Cancer Hope Foundation where she served on the Board of Directors (2001-2015).

Educational and Career Background of Attorney Kristi Rothschild

Attorney Kristi Rothschild pursued her Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the Southern California Institute of Law in Ventura and graduated cum laude.

While at law school, she was a member of the Law Review and received several awards for her academic achievements.

Kristi Rothschild began her career at

From 2008 to 2009, she worked as a research/assistant at the coverage (primarily with CGL policies and endorsements), and insurance defense cases involving construction defects, automobile accidents, and product liability disputes.

In 2009, attorney Kristi Rothschild joined the

Since 2012, Ms. Rothschild has operated her private law firm-

Kristi Rothschild Practice areas

Attorney Kristi Rothschild’s practice areas include:

  • Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault: She helps victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace to seek justice and compensation for their emotional distress, lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages. She also helps employers to prevent and address sexual harassment claims by providing training, policies, investigations, and compliance advice.
  • Discrimination/Retaliation: She protects employees from discrimination and retaliation based on their race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, marital status, or any other protected characteristic. She also helps employers to comply with anti-discrimination laws and avoid liability by implementing fair practices and procedures.
  • Wage-and-Hour Violations: She fights for employees who have been denied their rightful wages or benefits by their employers. This includes unpaid overtime, minimum wage violations, missed meal and rest breaks, off-the-clock work, improper deductions or reimbursements, tip pooling or sharing violations, and misclassification as independent contractors or exempt employees. She also helps employers to ensure that they are paying their employees correctly and following wage-and-hour laws.
  • LGBTQ+ Issues: She advocates for LGBTQ+ employees who have faced discrimination or harassment based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. She also helps employers create inclusive and respectful workplaces for LGBTQ+ employees by providing training, policies, and guidance on LGBTQ+ rights and issues.

Kristi Rothschild Achievements

Throughout her rich career, attorney Kristi Rothschild has represented and advised thousands of clients in various employment matters, ranging from individual cases to class actions.

She has handled cases involving:

  • wage and hour violations
  • workplace harassment
  • workplace sexual discrimination,
  • breach of contract, and other employment-related issues.

She has successfully litigated cases in both state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies such as the Labor Commissioner and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Ms. Kristi has also negotiated favorable settlements for her clients through mediation and arbitration.

Some of the notable settlements she has obtained for her clients include:

  • $80,000+ Settlement for a Transgender Employee who suffered Sexual Harassment by a long-time co-worker.
  • $200,000+ Settlement for two merchandisers for Misclassification.
  • $6 Million Settlement for a Wage-and-Hour and Meal-and Rest Break Class Action on behalf of Hourly Employees.
  • $100,000+ Settlement for Sexual Harassment
  • $3.125 Million Settlement for an Overtime Class Action for 67 employees paid a flat day rate and no Overtime.

In addition, Ms. Rothschild has achieved many accomplishments throughout her career as an employment lawyer.

Some of her achievements include:

  • A Super Lawyer for Southern California since 2015.
  • Rated “Excellent” by AVVO since 2015.
  • AV Preeminent Rating in 2021 by the Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers and Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyers as rated by the Super Lawyers Magazine.
  • Winning landmark decisions from the California Court of Appeals and the California Supreme Court on behalf of her clients.
  • Leading and participating in numerous classes and seminars on employment law topics.

Professional Activity of Ms. Rothschild

Attorney Kristi Rothschild is a member of the following associations:

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


If you are looking for an experienced and passionate employment lawyer, you can contact Kristi Rothschild at:

  • Kristi Rothschild’s Phone number: (805) 845-1190
  • Kristi Rothschild’s Email:
  • Website: Rothschild & Alwill, APC
  • Address: 27 W. Anapamu, Suite 289 (Mailing), 817 Garden Street, #101 (Physical), Santa Barbara, CA, 93101.

Alternatively, she is also on the following social media platforms


Kristi Rothschild is a partner at Rothschild & Alwill, APC, a law firm that specializes in employment law.

She has been practicing employment law for over 20 years and has represented and counseled thousands of clients in various employment matters.

She is an expert in sexual harassment, sexual assault, discrimination, retaliation, wage-and-hour violations, LGBTQ+ issues, and other employment-related issues.

If you are an individual who is not treated legally by your employers, do not hesitate to contact attorney Kristi Rothschild for a legal opinion, advice, or representation in a court of law.

I hope this article convinces California residents facing employment disputes or workplace discrimination to consider hiring attorney Kristi Rothschild.