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About me

I have always enjoyed the practice of law, from the simple appearances in court to the arguments made before a jury. I have found my talent in being able to speak to people, to make them understand my side, to convince and persuade. I have combined this interest and talent into a practice that I am very proud of.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    13 years, 2 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Lee Bergstein

    Mahmoud is exceptionally hard working and skilled. I endorse this lawyer.


    Lee Bergstein White collar crime Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Don A. Murray

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Rabah on many cases over the years and can say without hesitation that he is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer who not only works tirelessly for his clients, but who also treats his clients with the best of care and compassion.


    Don Murray Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Mahmoud R. Rabah, Esq.

118-35 Queens Blvd
Suite 1220
Forest Hills, NY, 11375

832A Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY



NYCurrently registered 200503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo.com2015
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo.com2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo.com2013
First Place in the Domenick L. Garielli Moot Court CompetitionAlbany Law School2003
Excellence in the Criminal Procedure WorkshopCALI2003
Excellence Award in Legal WritingCALI2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselLaw Office of Scott Brettschneider, PC2008 - 2011
Assistant District AttorneyQueens County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2008
Summer AssociateDeutsche Bank2003 - 2003
InternHonorable Louis B. York2002 - 2003
InternHonorable Martin Karopkin2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
New York State Defenders AssociationMember2009 - Present
Queens County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
New York County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Acquittal in QueensNot Guilty
Not Guilty of Rape in the First DegreeNot guilty of the top counts, sparing client of up to 25 years in jail
Dismissal of Gun ChargeAll charges dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate Global Legal ResourcesUse of Defendant's Grand Jury Testimony at Trial in New York2014
New York Daily NewsQueens man dies from wounds nearly two years after trying stop bar fight2014
New York Daily NewsTHUG'S COP-OUT2013
New York PostDiner Defense2013
New York TimesLocal Father Remembered as “Good Guy”2013
New York Law JournalLaw Students Are Making Federal Cases2004
Brooklyn Law ReviewStaff Editor & Articles Editor2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
City University of New York, Brooklyn CollegeBusiness and FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Eastern Michigan University Teach InDemystifying The Grand Jury: A Look Into The Grand Jury Process and How It Failed in Death of Eric Garner2014
Brooklyn College Presidential Scholarship CeremonyImportance of Legal Studies in Undergraduate Curriculum2003