Scott Walter Rothstein

Position Managing shareholder, chairman and CEO of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler, Fort Lauderdale.

Personal Born: June 1962 Marriage: First marriage ends in divorce in 2003; no children. Second marriage to Kimberly Ann Wendell, January 2008 Children: One daughter

Education Nova Southeastern University Law Center, J.D., 1988; University of Florida, B.A., 1984

Political Heavy-hitter for the Republican Party, contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Major supporter and fundraiser for the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain and an early backer of Gov. Charlie Crist and Broward County Sheriff Al LambertiPartners with Republican operative Roger Stone. Recently threw support behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink - his firm gave $200,000 to the Florida Democratic Party in September.

Wealth $36.5 million in real estate $13 million in cars and boats $1.9 million in political contributions

Key dates


September: Joins Phillips, Eisinger, Koss & Rosenfeldt as a partner. The Hollywood-based firm's new name is Phillips, Eisinger, Koss, Rothstein & Rosenfeldt.


Rothstein founded the Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler law firm with Stuart Rosenfeldt . It grew from seven lawyers to over 70 at its peak.


July: Joins restaurateurs Tony and Laurie Bova's restaurant group. Jackson's Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale joins The BOVA Group stable of restaurants, which now operates BOVA Prime in Las Olas, BOVA Ristorante and BOVA Cucina in Boca Raton, and Jackson's Steakhouse in Fort Lauderdale.

August 25: Appointed by Gov. Crist to the 4th District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission.

September: Receives the Broward County Chapter of the Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Community Service Award.

October 6: Former Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne, a disbarred and disgraced Democrat who pleaded guilty to four federal felonies, takes a job with the consulting and lobbying arm of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler a week after leaving federal prison.

November: Named Outstanding Philanthropist by various nonprofit agencies, fundraising professionals and philanthropists at a Signature Grand luncheon attended by more than 700 people.


January 12: One of 12 members appointed by Broward County Mayor Stacy Ritter to the County Courthouse Task Force