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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers in Maryland||American Lawyer Media||2013|
|Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|CV Rating - Highly Rated in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards||Martindale - Hubbell||2010|
|CV Rating - High Legal Ability & Ethical Standards||Martindale - Hubbell||2009|
|CV Rating - High Ethical Standards & Legal Ability||Martindale Hubbell||2008|
|Managing Attorney||The Drazin Law Center, P.A.||2009 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||The Law Offices of Drazin and Drazin||1993 - 2009|
|Law Clerk||The Law Office of Israel Drazin, P.A.||1990 - 1993|
|Law Clerk||The Law Office of Karl H. Goodman||1986 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Baltimore County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Baltimore City Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Bankruptcy Bar Association for the District of Maryland||Member||2010 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Maryland Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Howard County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|Howard County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||1993 - Present|
|Desouki v. Oweis||Won|
|Janice M. v. Margaret K.||Won.|
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|St.Thomas University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Towson State University||English Literature||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Ner Israel Rabbinical College||Talmudic Studies||N/A||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
Mr Drazin never informed me of his reprimand that occurred which is why he doesnt represent his clients "DRAZIN, Stephen A. - Commission reprimand for failing to deposit and maintain an unearned portion of his client’s advance retainer in an attorney trust account for safekeeping until such funds were earned as fees or used as expenses related to the representation. He also, failed to keep his client reasonably informed about the status of the representation."
He uses a very inexperienced attorney "Carey Jacobson" who doesnt know how to represent herself amongst attorneys and charges too much for her lack of experience. I would never recommend this firm. The communication factor is very poor and you are guaranteed to have an attorney with little knowledge but continue to charge you for services!
Posted by anonymous
Extremely pleased with the results of my case! I highly recommend anyone who is worrying about how to handle any of their legal matters to contact Mr. Stephen Drazin. I was very pleased with Mr. Drazin handling my case. He is very professional and immediately put my mind at ease! He takes time with you to help you understand exactly what you are dealing with! He took inventory of every aspect of my case; ensuring that he was knowledgeable about historic events which lead me to my case, sharing insight about the current laws, explaining things I clearly did not understand and supporting me the entire time. Further, he was punctual at each phase of my case; on time, organized and always attentive to any questions I needed an answer to. Also, I am thoroughly impressed with his staff. The staff are very friendly and will respond to you immediately (i.e. in office, via phone or email). I HIGHLY recommend anyone who needs a lawyer to represent them to the fullest extent of the law, to contact Mr. Drazin. You will be pleased!
Posted by Gary
A divorce lawyer is not a miracle worker. By the time you see him, you have to treat your marriage as a financial and legal problem, not an emotional one. Leave your spouse bashing behind and let him extricate you from your nightmare as best he can. Give him facts, all the detailed documentation you can and answer his questions completely, honestly and accurately. He will review the information you present and will do what he can to obtain information you may not have. To get information like bank records is expensive. You have to pay banks a fee to obtain records and he, of course, passes that on to you. You will pay for photocopying, postage, subpoenas, his time, his assistants' time and other necessary costs to get your divorce effectuated.
My experience with the Drazin Law Center was that my costs were reasonable. He and his staff knew my case inside and out and did a splendid job in my estimation. My emails, phone calls and requests for consultations were addressed promptly and given the attention they required. Know that you are paying a professional many dollars per minute for his time and paying him thousands of dollars is not easy. Do you do that and win your case, or hire a cut-rate firm and lose?
In all disputes, you need to know your position and know how much you should compromise. I did not expect to get awarded every demand in my complaint -- if you have such expectations and come up short, don't blame your attorney.
Mr Drazin prepared my case well. Communicate to him what you feel is important. Be clear on your chances of winning your demands. Ask him for his honest estimation of your chances. If you have a nagging question about your case, ask him early on. You are paying him for his experience and abiltiy to judge human nature -- which he does quite well. Let him work for you.
I sat in court with Mr Drazin and one of his colleagues. He was very well prepared, deliberate, confident and quick on his feet when some rulings did not go our way. As his client, you hire him to obtain an objective. In my case, that was a divorce, He succeeded in that assignment. I was quite pleased with his performance and had him prepare my will, power of attorney and other matters. I would hire him for other matters should the need arise.
Randall Meyers, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Stephen knows divorce as well or better than anyone! I would call him without doubt an EXPERT DIVORCE LAWYER! He will tell you the practical issues as well as the legal issues and the most cost effective path. He cares about his clients. I highly recommend him.
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