Bob Rothstein

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Rothstein, Bob

Bob Rothstein, age 72, beloved husband, father and brother, died July 31, 2017 from complications of Parkinsons Disease.

After graduating from UCLA and Boalt Law School at UC Berkeley, Bob came to Santa Fe in 1974 and commenced a long and wonderful legal career as a civil rights and criminal defense lawyer. Bob loved his community, and worked hard to promote fairness and justice. Bob wasn't afraid to take on hard cases, and provided representation to many who otherwise would have been unrepresented. He was a founder and long-time partner in the now multi-state law firm Rothstein Donatelli LLP.

Bob married in 1979 and was devoted to his wife Sarah Bennett and children Jacob and Ella Rothstein, and to his many friends, some dating back to kindergarten days. Before the invention of the internet, Bob was the go-to person to obtain information on virtually any subject, particularly rock and roll, geography and sports trivia.

Bob is also survived by his sisters Jacqueline Wilson and Harriet Johnson (husband Bob); brothers-in-law John Bennett (wife Sue), Bill Bennett (wife Geri Blake), Charles Bennett (wife Trish) and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be at Temple Beth Shalom on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with reception following.

In lieu of flowers, Bob would appreciate your contributions to the ACLU, The Southern Poverty Law Center, or to Temple Beth Shalom in Santa Fe.

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Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Aug. 4, 2017
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