Bar Admissions: California (1976)
Marc S. Rothenberg has been active in the Long Beach legal community
for more than 30 years. He is a juvenile criminal and family law
attorney in private practice and head of his firm, which
has been at its same location in Bixby Knolls since 1984. He received
his B.A. in Economics from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New
Jersey in 1973, and his J.D. from Pepperdine University in 1976. He is currently an adjunct professor at Westwood College.
Marc has served his local legal community as a member and chair of
many committees, including chairing the Youth And Law Committee and
Scholarship Committee. He served as Vice-President of the Long Beach
Barristers in 1979, and President of the Long Beach Barristers Club in
1980. He has also been a long-standing member of the Criminal Law and
Family Law sections. He has entertained the legal community as a member
of the parody singing group, The Barrister Brothers.
Marc has also been active on a statewide basis by being
Vice-President and a Board Member of the California Young Lawyers
Association in 1983-1985, as well as being Vice-Chair, Chair and Advisor
to the State Bar's Committee on Juvenile Justice from 1980-1985. He
also served on the Judicial Nominee's Evaluations Committee (JNE) from
1985-1987, and assisted the governor through his work on this committee
in appointing judges throughout the entire state.
Marc has been continually active with youth oriented legal projects,
and was one of the first instructors in the Long Beach Bar Foundation's
Shortstop Program from 1993 to the present day. He served as the Long
Beach Bar Foundation's President from 2001-2003, and continues to serve
on its Board of Governors. He is the Contract Manager for the Long Beach
Juvenile Defender's Association, a panel of attorneys who are appointed
by the Superior Court to represent minors in Juvenile Court.
Civic minded, and again focused on youth, Marc is an inaugural
appointee of the City of Long Beach's recent Commission on Youth &
Children, and has served as its parliamentarian from 2004 to the present
day. Marc was also a member of the City of Long Beach's Youth & Gang
Violence Prevention Task Force, and had been its Vice-Chair since its
inception. This task force has formed the basis of
the Long Beach GRIP Advisory Counsel of which Marc served
the City of Long Beach as the Vice Chair and Chair. His activities on the City's
Commission and Task Force have resulted in awards from the City of Long
Beach Human Dignity Program as a collaborative partner in the Enough Is
Enough Program, a 41-hour televised community dialogue spearheaded by
the Long Beach Press-Telegram and Leadership Long Beach. Activities on
this committee and on the City's committee and task force also resulted
in Long Beach being named one of the 100 Best Communities in the Country
for Youth, and the Western Regional Winner from America's Promise, a
program founded by Colin Powell.
Marc has also been involved in community activities and has served as
a coach for recreational and club soccer teams for 20 years, and is a
former Chief of his Tribe and in the Nation of the Indian Guides Program
at the Lakewood-Weingart YMCA.
Marc is married to Kathleen Hoyt, and has three sons, Ben, Dan, and
Peter who have been born, raised and educated in the City of Long Beach,
including graduates from both Millikan and Poly High Schools. His
oldest son is married to Cheri Nelson, and Marc's first grandchild,
Dylan, was born in February 2007. His middle son graduated from
law school at DePaul in Chicago and just joined the firm, and his youngest son graduated UCLA and moved to Japan to participate in the JET Programme.
In January 2007, Marc was honored by the Long Beach Bar Association as the 2006 "Lawyer of the Year".