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  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    16 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. General Practice: 25%
    8 years, 15 cases



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Cash, Check

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  • Nicole Bellina

    Karena is a relentless and tough advocate for her clients. I have seen her stick to her guns and fight for a client even when it seems the cards are stacked against her. Her incredible tenacity brings great results for her clients. She is respected by both her colleagues and adversaries. I highly recommend her.


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Law Office of Karena Rahall

475 Atlantic Avenue, 3rd FL.
Brooklyn, NY, 11217


NYCurrently registered 199903/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Thurgood Marshall Award for Capital RepresentationNew York City Bar Association2008
Pro Bono AwardLegal Aid Society2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Karena Rahall2009 - Present
New York DirectorInternational Legal Foundation2008 - 2009
Senior Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Society1999 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New YorkMember2011 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationCriminal Law Committee2009 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Fordham University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
New York UniversityPerformance StudiesMA - Masters1995
Hampshire CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991