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Mahmoud R Rabah

Criminal defense Attorney at Forest Hills, NY

5.0   88 reviews

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About Mahmoud

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    State Criminal Defense Federal Criminal Defense Criminal Litigation Appeals Trials Administrative Hearings Juvenile Delinquency Cases

    20 years, 2,000 cases

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.

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Licensed for 17 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/17/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Mahmoud

Law Office of Mahmoud R. Rabah, Esq.
118-35 Queens Blvd
Suite 1220
Forest Hills, NY, 11375
Law Office of Mahmoud R Rabah
832A Franklin Ave
Brooklyn, NY
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Reviews

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Posted by Jesse | December 21, 2022
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Solid and straight
Mahmoud is solid, straight and professional. He communicates well and handles the court system with accomplished acumen.
Posted by Rose | September 13, 2022
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Awesome, helpful and trustworthy attorney
I found myself in a very dark place and was overwhelmed, I didn’t know where to go or who to turn to. I was referred to Mr. Rabah and did an extensive search on this attorney. I was pleasantly surprised on the great reviews he had and felt very comfortable hiring him. I have no regrets ! He was very pleasant and empathic, was ALWAYS available when I called or texted. I didn’t have to go through an assistant and wait for him to call back like most attorneys. He knew the System well and everything he said would happen, happened during the case. He kept me updated and guided me well. He is very flexible and a people person. He got my case dismissed! I recommend him with no reservations - he is just an awesome human being!
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Posted by Trevor | July 11, 2022
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Satisfied victory
Mr Rabah very intelligent, humble and kind. I want to say thank you Mr Rabah for helping my husband in his case, words can't express the gratitude that we have for him. My husband first DWI Mr Rabah did what he said which was get my husband record cleared and that's what happened in the end. I will recommend Mr Rabah because he is a excellent lawyer. He works really hard to get his clients a fair victory. Mr Rabah knows his jobs and makes sure you don't suffer any anxiety and panic attacks while waiting for your trial in court. He reassure you that he will fight with everything in him to succeed to victory. This is what he did for my family. I will forever recommend Mr Rabah to anyone. Thank you again Mr Rabah.
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Posted by Tareen | April 15, 2022
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Best Defense Attorney in NYC
Mr. Rabah is amazing at what he does. Fantastic counsel, I had 3 open cases which he had gotten all dismissed at one time, a real miracle worker. I will be recommending him to all friends and family. Trustworthy and reliable lawyer, extremely caring to your case.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2022
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Amazing work
Mr. Rabah worked with me through my entire case. It lasted about 2 years and the end result was a dismissal on all charges. I definitely would recommend his service to anybody looking for a lawyer in NYC!
Posted by LUIS | January 20, 2022
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Best choice
I found myself in a position that required legal representation towards the end of 2021, not being ever in this position before like most I went on to the internet to research attorneys in my area. I came across the Bio of Attorney Mahmoud R. RABAH, and found it impressive, his contact info was readily available so I reached out for his assistance. He returned my phone call himself within a few hours and set up an appointment at his conveniently located offices. He instantly was able to pull up my case and talked me thru the entire court process and assured me he would stick with the case from beginning to end. After our meeting I was extremely confident I made the right choice in my legal representation. He continued to keep me informed regarding the progress on my case  and the changes in court proceedings due to the current concerns of Covid and Omicron viruses. Needless to say the final determination on my case was exactly as Mr.Rabah anticipated and 2022 started with my legal concerns being left in 2021. I recommend his counsel to anyone in need of legal representation in New York . Sincerely, L.Morales
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Posted by Yanique | November 18, 2021
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Highly Recommended!
His professionalism and commitment to this case was evident from the very beginning. He went above and beyond to ensure that things worked out in our family’s favor. He remained positive and diligent every step of the way, and for that we are grateful.
Posted by Davia | November 17, 2021
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Grate Lwayer.
Very, very, very good lawyer he takes the time out to listen and explain things carefully to my friend case. And we really appreciate that..as lwayers usually tend to be impatient. But Mr. Rabah has set the bar high!!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
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The Best Hands Down!
I can state without reservations that this is one of the best lawyers! He represented my family well! Transparent, Thorough and Supportive! A true advocate! Hire! Hire!
Posted by Racquel | November 17, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Hire him, hire him, hire him. Please don’t 2nd guess. This is the best defense attorney in NYC without a doubt. Empathetic, professional, responsive, understanding and a super great listener. He will fight your case with everything within him and ensure you get a fair and impartial trial.
Posted by Syed | May 29, 2021
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The Best lawyer in town
Mr Rabah is a man of his words. He was really transparent and kept me in the loop. As someone who was underage and got into deep trouble he lifted me up and in all honesty turned my life around in a positive way. He was always there in court on time and always there with a positive attitude, always willing to help.
Posted by Leonard | May 7, 2021
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Mahmoud Rabah, fantastic attorney
Mahmoud Rabah is my son's attorney, but has kept me in the loop on everything. He is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the law. He is thoughtful and concerned. He is our lawyer, but treats us like family. He is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day if needed. He never gives up on his clients and always gets the best results.
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Posted by Sam | May 3, 2021
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Amazing experience
Mahmoud was absolutely amazing in helping me out in my situation. He made the entire process tremendously easier and I cannot thank him enough for his help, advice, and expertise. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of a well experienced professional skilled in the art of law, capable of handling the severest of cases!
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Posted by Luis | March 30, 2021
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A true fighter!
I highly recommend Mr. Rabah. He is an excellent attorney. He explained everything to me and my family and he always kept me up to date on the case. He worked with me on the price and got me an amazing result.
Posted by mohamed | March 22, 2021
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Strongly Recommend him
Mr. Mahmoud has represented me on a case in a professional way. He was very responsive and supportive to all my questions and concerns. With my eyes closed if any future matter occurs, I will definitely choose Mr. Mahmoud. He is one of the first lawyers that won't look at how much you have in your pocket but how can he fight for you till the end to win the case. I highly recommend him as your attorney. Do not look further to any other, he is the right lawyer for you if you're looking for a criminal lawyer.
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Posted by Kamoliddin | January 28, 2021
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Excellent job
Strongly recommend him , he handled my case with professionalism , final result got case dismissal . Thank you Mr Mahmoud
Posted by Travis | January 8, 2021
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Great Result
Have received a great result, for a real tough battle! Your efforts are so much appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2020
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My angel from god
I was so devastated I don’t know what to do with my court case I thought I was going to have a criminal record Until I hired Mahmoud R. Rabah , he was my lawyer for January 2020 very consistent and willing to help you out with you’re case not just for you’re money I love how u can actually speak to him and he gives you that comfort that you will be fine and you are , the day of my court day he explained everything wonderfully , one shoot he beat my case and I didn’t have to come back for a next court date I was finished and free with noooo recorded I appreciate everything he have done now I’m a free woman thank you!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Brian | October 29, 2019
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Would stick with this attorney for life, I trust him with my life and the results spoke themselves every time...
I have been using Mahmoud for the last 5yrs. He has fought quite a few of my legal battles, and has given me results I truly believe no other Lawyer could. Over that time he has become my friend, someone that I trust and would blindly hand him over any situation I’m faced with, never with the need to TELL HIM what results I seek, but being able to KNOW HE WILL get me the ones I need. I recommend his services to anyone who’s actually interested in winning their case and having a chance to live their life outside and not incarcerated.
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Posted by Ameen | September 4, 2019
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Mr.
Professional and exceptional representation! My attorney kept me informed and up to date on all aspects of my case as they changed and moved along. I highly recommend attorney Mahmoud Rabah !
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Of Counsel
  • Law Office of Scott Brettschneider, PC
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Queens County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Deutsche Bank
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Intern
  • Honorable Louis B. York
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Intern
  • Honorable Martin Karopkin
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • City University of New York, Brooklyn College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Acquittal in Attempted Murder Case
  • Not Guilty
  • Firearm Suppressed in Queens Supreme Court
  • Evidence Suppressed
  • Acquittal in Queens
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Queens County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • First Place in the Domenick L. Garielli Moot Court Competition
  • Albany Law School
  • 2003
  • Excellence in the Criminal Procedure Workshop
  • CALI
  • 2003
  • Excellence Award in Legal Writing
  • CALI
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Brooklyn Law Review
  • Staff Editor & Articles Editor
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Eastern Michigan University Teach In
  • Demystifying The Grand Jury: A Look Into The Grand Jury Process and How It Failed in Death of Eric Garner
  • 2014
  • Brooklyn College Presidential Scholarship Ceremony
  • Importance of Legal Studies in Undergraduate Curriculum
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Endorse Mahmoud
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I KNOW MAHMOUD FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS I HAVE SEEN HIM IN COURT ON MANY OCCASIONS MAHMOUD IS A VERY HARD WORKING ATTORNEY HE GETS GREAT RESULTS AND IS WELL RESPECTED BY HIS FELLOW ATTORNEYS AND THE JUDGES. HE IS EXCELLENT"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm pleased to endorse Mr. Rabah. He is a top-notch criminal defense lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. A highly recommended attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mahmoud is exceptionally hard working and skilled. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Rabah is an excellent attorney who truly cares for his clients. He is very knowledgeable on the law and respected by the Prosecutor's and Judges."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Great attorney who works hard to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr.Rabah is a highly skilled criminal litigator.A strong advocate whose tireless effort for his clients yields excellent courtroom results. having worked both with and alongside him for years now I can honestly say he one of the brightest stars in the criminal courts today!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known and worked with Mr. Rabah for over 8 years and can definitely state that he is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rabah is an excellent trial attorney who routinely secures aquittals in high profile cases. He is always ready and willing to tackle the toughest legal challenges that would easily overwhelm the average lawyer. I strongly recommend Mr. Rabah and his office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rabah has extensive experience in a wide array of criminal matters. This, along with his confidence and unwavering commitment to his clients' best interests translate to Mr. Rabah being the "first choice" for criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rabah and I worked together on the defense of a young foreigner who was unfairly accused of a most serious crime. He was able to convince the prosecutor of the client's innocence and the DA agreed to a dismissal. A rare outcome and only made possible by Mr Rabah's hard work. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mahmoud is a knowledgeable, hard working, and diligent attorney. My experiences with him have always been positive and I feel comfortable referring criminal defense clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mahmoud is a tenacious fighter in the courtroom. An excellent trial attorney who knows how to win cases and go toe-to-toe with the prosecution and hostile judges. A man not afraid of battle."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked on cases with Mr. Rabah over the last few years, I have found him to be an outstanding criminal defense attorney who obtains the best possible results for his clients. He is a well prepared and skilled trial lawyer who is not afraid of handling and litigating tough cases."
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