BY BUDDY NEVINS
I’m going to help high-rolling Republican lawyer Scott Rothstein.
From his ad in the recent South Florida Business Journal, you would think his firm is the White House, rather than Rothstein’s House.
The ad has been running in other outlets, too. It misrepresents his firm, Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler.
If I was Rothstein, I’d fire whoever thought it up. And yet, I wonder how it got through the higher-ups at the firm without anyone questioning it?
A Browardbeat.com reader, who called the ad to my attention, says it was produced because RRA is a Republican-leaning firm, thus insensitive to minorities.
That is not based on the evidence.
If you look at RRA’s website, at least 20 percent of the attorneys are women and blacks. If you add the support staff, the percentage of women and blacks is much larger.
Diverse employees only make sense in diverse, urban Browad County. Rothstein is no fool. He knows this.
But do you see that diversity reflected in their ad. Nooooo.
All middle-aged and older white guys.
So I’m going to do RRA and Rothstein a favor. Here are just some of their partners and associates from the firm’s website not portrayed in their ad. It will give you a better idea of what the firm is all about than whoever authored the ad:
Anna Yarovich Lenchus
Johnny Williams Jr.
(I have met former Judge Pedro Dijols, but I don’t remember meeting any of the other above lawyers. And before you write complaining to me, I know you want to be known as more than female lawyers or black lawyers. But I’m making a point about the ad.
And for those cynics out there, I have no business or personal relationship with Scott Rothstein.)