Experienced Employment Law & Civil Rights Representation 561.361.8010

About us

Erika Deutsch Rotbart, Esq. is a principal in Deutsch Rotbart & Associates, P.A. Ms. Rotbart’s practice is exclusively focused on employment and labor law including, but not limited to the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1990, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, statutorily protected retaliation (Whistle-blower, worker’s compensation retaliation and civil rights), Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as well as complex contractual and litigation related employment issues. Ms. Rotbart represents both plaintiff and defense cases in her boutique oriented practice,  providing the highest degree of professional service to her clients. 

Ms. Rotbart is a tenacious litigator and negotiator to ensure the best result for her clients. As Licensed and Certified Civil Court Mediator, Qualified Arbitrator and FINRA Arbitrator, she engages and challenges parties to facilitate a fair resolution for all.

Ms. Rotbart has lectured and conducted presentations at various employment and litigation conferences, training and mentoring seminars for colleges, universities, and Continuing Legal Education programs for the Florida Bar, local bar affiliates, and private organizations. She has also presented numerous workplace training programs for employers and management teams regarding their manuals, policies, procedures,  counseling, and coaching on equal opportunity, sexual harassment and related topics.

Ms. Rotbart is a Past President of the Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyer’s Association (FLNELA), an organization primarily focused on promoting and protecting employees’ rights in the workplace. She has held numerous board positions with FLENLA throughout her career, is a past board member of the Executive Council for the Florida Bar’s Employment & Labor Section.



    University of Florida 
  • Bachelor of Arts in English (1990)
    Nova Southeastern University                                                (formerly known as Nova University Shepard Broad Law Center)
  • Juris Doctor (1993)


  • Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Licensed Certified Civil Court Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator
  • FINRA Arbitrator


  • Florida Super Lawyer (2009 through 2022)
  • Wall Street Journal Top Attorneys in Florida (2011 through 2022)
  • Daily Business Review Most Effective Lawyer Employment & Labor Law (2009)
  • Daily Business Review Most Effective Lawyer Employment & Labor Law Finalist (2008)


  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) (1996-Present)
  • Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (FL NELA)  (1996-Present); FL NELA President (2006-2007); President-Elect (2005-2006); Vice President (2003-2004); and Southern District Representative (2000-2003)
  • Executive Council Board Member for the Florida Bar Employment & Labor Law Section
  • Employment & Labor Law Section of the Florida Bar Member (1996-Present)
  • Arbitration & Mediation Committee Member for the Employment Section of the Florida Bar (1999-2001)
  • Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee Member for the Employment Section of the Florida Bar (2017-Present)
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association (1995-Present)
  • Broward County Bar Association (1995-Present)
  • Volunteer Lawyers Project for the United States Federal Court for the Southern District of Florida (1995-Present)