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Debra D. Rainey, ESq., aka "'The Compassionate Lawyer". I am a solo practitioner, with a General Legal practice, representing clients in State and Federal Criminal matters, Landlord/Tenant matters, Personal Injury matters, All Family Court matters, all Juvenile matters, Contract Disputes, Wills and Estate Matters, aas well as Small Claims matter.    


Prior to opening my own office, I spent five years as an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia.  As an Assistant Defender, I tried hundreds and hundreds of trials, preliminary hearings, motions and the like.  As an Assistant Defender, I earned a reputation as a "bull-dog", and as an extremely competent, committed, confident and compassionate trial attorney. My repuration as a "bull-dog and a no nonsense attorney is well known and respected.  


My representative philosphy is to be honest, real and true to my clients and demand the same in return. 


Give me a Call for a confidential consultation  and let me put my compassion, my confidence, my commitment and my competence, to work for you. 






Languages spoken: English, Russian, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    13 years, 500 cases
  2. Juvenile: 20%
    13 years, 500 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 10%
    13 years, 500 cases
  4. Child Support: 10%
    10 years, 50 cases
  5. Child Custody: 10%
    10 years, 50 cases



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. She is one of the finest attorneys I know of in the Philadelphia metro area


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Contact info

The Land Title Building
100 S. Broad Street, Suite 1330
Philadelphia, PA, 19110


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Publico AwardFirst Judicial District of Pennsylvania2009
Pro BonoPhiladlephia VIP2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
The Compassionate LawyerThe Law office of Debra D. Rainey, Esq.2008 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Witness to Innocencesupporter2010 - Present
Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of PhiladelphiaAttorney Member2008 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationAttorney Member2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Innocent Pastor falsely accused of sexual offenses by two childrenAfter ten day jury trial Pastor was acquitted of all charges
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - CamdenLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Weekly Public Internet Legal talk showFor the People, law in plain language2012