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Raushanah Fadqua Rodgers

Criminal defense Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   146 reviews

also known as Attorney Rodgers

About Raushanah

Learn Raushanah’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Misdemeanor, Felony, Traffic, Probation Violations, Juvenile Matters, License Restoration (getting your drivers license back), First Offender.

    15 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Family
    20%
    Represent Plaintiff or Defendant in Divorce, Child Support, Child Custody, and Visitation matters.

    15 years, 1,600 cases

  3. Business
    10%
    Business Creation/Filing, Civil & Criminal Business Representation in Small Claims, District and Superior Court, Contract review, Contract drafting, Contract Negotiation/ Term selection, Lease Review, Drafting, Judgement Enforcement.

    15 years, 800 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Driving while impaired charge representation

    15 years, 800 cases

  5. Domestic violence
    10%
    Represent Defendants charged with assaults on female, simple assault, emergency interference, strangulation and other violent charges wherein the Defendant has a familial, romantical or boarder relationship with the alleged victim. Represent Petitioner to secure a domestic violence protective order Represent Respondent (Defendant) to avoid issuance of a DVPO

    15 years, 800 cases

I was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York.  I relocated to Fayetteville, North Carolina as a teenager.  My mother's faith in me exceeded mine because she thought that I was "lawyer" material way before I was able to see law as an option for me.  I lived the typical hard knock life common amongst impoverished innercity youth.  I fought battles both physical and mental and had to overcome the visual realities that reminded me success was not possible.

 

Once in North Carolina, I fumbled a bit here and there but later blossomed into an ambitious education seeker.  With a degree in Economics, I taught high school math in both New York and Boston.  My students were young people like myself--not so certain of what their own future held.  I fought to become me, I fought to teach and be heard and I fought to have an impact on those that were too weak to fight.  

 

Teaching was fulfilling but my mother's 'cheering on' that occurred over and over again in my pre-teens were a constant reminder.  She would say, "Raushanah, you're a lawyer, Raushanah, you're jugular."  In the fall of 2004, I was sitting in a law school classroom with the intent to slay the notorious law school dragon.  

 

Being the renegade that I am, I slayed that!  I'm here!  I fight for my clients!  My reviews are real........real clients, with real legal situations, that I helped for affordable prices.  During the representation, my heart beat for their cause.  My heart still beats for their cause.  I'm honest, I'm reasonable and I shape my client's expectations.  My client's outcomes are NO surprise.  We work together and carefully craft them.  I love being able to work with my clients to solve real problems that affect their lives.  Many of their outcomes affect my life as well.  We are partners and we work together.  

 

I am an aggressive criminal defense attorney....it's in my DNA.  I'm no act.....I'm a natural!  I defend the accused and protect their rights.  I handle misdemeanors and felonies in NC, NY and VA.  

 

My areas of practice in NC include: Criminal matters (Superior & District Court), Traffic, Misdemeanor Appeals, Probation Violations, Family Law (Divorce, Equitable Distribution, Alimony, Child Support, Child Custody) Juvenile Court matters, Civil (Evictions, Breach of Contract, Land Disputes) Personal Injury, DMV hearings, Domestic Violence Protective Order Hearings (DVPO's), Wills & Trusts, Guardianship/ and Civil Commitment Proceedings

 

I also handle the following types of specific legal issues:  

 

  • Driving While Impaired
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Speeding and other Moving Violations
  • Tag, Registration and Insurance Violations
  • Limited Driving Privilege
  • Drivers License Restoration (legal help with getting your DL back)
  • Larceny
  • Assaults (Affray, Simple, Assault on a Female, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Battery)
  • Domestic Violence Charges
  • Injury to Real or Personal Property
  • Resisting a Police Officer (Resist, Delay or Obstruct/ RDO)
  • Protective Order representation (50-B/ Restraining order) Plaintiff or Defendant
  • Sexual Assault matters
  • Possession of marijuana & other drugs
  • Probation Violations
  • Carrying concealed and a host of other misdemeanor and felony criminal charges

 

I'm committed to providing you with the highest level of legal representation and doing everything in my power to successfully defend you.  We offer free criminal law consultations. 

 

I am a member of the NC, NY and VA state bars.  I am also licensed and authorized to practice in the United States Circuit Court of Veterans Appeals, The Department of Veterans Affairs, The United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina and the Middle District of North Carolina.  

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Licensed for 15 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2013
Updated 04/15/2023
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 03/29/2023
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 05/14/2023

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

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Raushanah Fadqua Rodgers
807 E. Main Street
Bldg 4, Ste 4-131
Durham, NC, 27701

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  146 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client
I hired Attorney Rogers for a traffic infraction and was highly pleased with the outcome. Her attention and tenacity were highly effective.
Posted by Joe | January 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Rodgers is one of the best
She handled my case and everything went so smoothly. He was able to complete the divorce case within the proposed time. She’s really good at what she does.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
Due to my own procrastination I found myself in a time sensitive situation requiring the services of an Attorney. I contacted Attorney Rodgers law firm and she personally took the time to hear me out and then explained all my options. She went above and beyond by expediting my request and resolving my issue in an unprecedented time. Thank you Attorney Rodgers for prioritizing my last minute request!
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Posted by DeBorah | March 22, 2022
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Highly Recommended
Attorney Rodgers works with you, and is affordable. She always responded in a timely manner and kept me updated. She explained everything in detail along the way and made the process a better learning experience. She settled my case in an extremely short time. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Johnny | March 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer to have on your side!!
Mrs.Rodgers is definitely someone you want on your side! She’s a straight shooter. She will give you the good, the bad and the ugly. But will go above and beyond for her clients. In my particular case she was fighting for both mine and my child’s best interest. Before court, I was given homework. She told me exactly what I needed to do to prepare for court. Because of Mrs.Rodgers, I showed up to court prepared and with the necessary documentation needed to win my case!!! I am so thankful to Mrs.Rodgers! She’s the best hands down! I recommend her to any and everybody who wants a lawyer that is “for the people”!!
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Posted by Paula | March 7, 2022
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Thankful
I spoke with Attorney Roberts she gave me great information and she referred me to a great attorney who is willing and able to help in my situation I’m really appreciative That she answered my call as well as she drop some great Jules that I will forever take with me with my work how I deal with people and how I am open to allowing people to help me thanks Attorney Roberts I do appreciate you
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Posted by LaDonna | February 18, 2022
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Great Attorney
Always responds to phone calls and text. Has a great personality and always professional.
Posted by Roderick | January 23, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Huge Asset
Great asset to anyone in need. Straight forward & willing to do more then what is required. I am grateful for everything.
Posted by Mia | December 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever
This attorney is and always be very dependable. Loving and understanding. Made sure I was comfortable, and made sure I had everything I needed to get through my case. Best advocate! Goal oriented.
Posted by J. Dwayne | November 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch and Results Oriented
Where to begin? Atty Rodgers is a knowledgeable and viable resource, who brings several years of experience into her practice, execution, and delivery of law. I was in a place of varied emotions and Atty Rodgers took her time to understand my needs, concerns, and personal interests. Above all, she never lost sight of me being a human, first. I think that is extremely important. Some attorneys will back you feel like "number," she never made me feel that way. I was pleased with her work and the outcome of my case. I highly recommend Atty Rodgers and will forever be my "go to" attorney for all things Family Law.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Legal help
She is very caring and after dealing with multiple lawyers and paying $250 consultation fees for nonchalant lawyers I’m thankful to have found her. I wasted money and a lot of time for an issue that was a quick fix. Dealing with the courts is hard and mentally draining but having a lawyer who listens and actually tries their hardest for you is priceless. I highly recommend her. Thank you!
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Posted by Howard | August 27, 2021
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Outstanding Client Centered Service
Attorney Rodgers took time to perform due diligence on my case in order to arrive at a great solution in my case. Her knowledge, dedication and unwavering effort is unmatched.
Posted by Michael | August 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional!!!
Attorney Rodgers is very professional very smart! She knew exactly how to talk to the judge to get the best results every time. I have used Ms. Rodgers multiple times throughout the course of about 4 years. She has twice now help me to get the very best for my son. I now have full custody thanks to her efforts and the time she has devoted to my case. Her flexibility helped me through impossible financial situations. She was able to help me with child support and knew exactly what needed to be done. She is a Godsend and I feel very blessed that she represented me through out the years. Her dedication to my son went well beyond the normal work hours as she was able to advise me, even on weekends. I'm thankful to Ms Rodgers and will never be able to thank her enough. Thank you ma'am!!!!!
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Posted by Teritha | July 15, 2021
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Sweet Victory
I obtained Attorney Rodgers on a DPO case and I must say I am very pleased with the out come of the case . Attorney Rodgers is very professional and made me feel very comfortable through out the entire process . She does not play any games in the court room she moves according to the law and fights for her clients she does give up without a fight . Job well done ! I would recommend Attorney Rodgers .
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Posted by Peter | June 22, 2021
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Great Attorney
Atty. Rodgers completely handled a very dated case of mine, that had shown for years non-payment of case costs. She responded to my inquiry within minutes and handle the case completely within 48 hours. She was very professional and the quality of her work was excellent.
Posted by Gretchen | May 30, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
When I reached out to Raushanah Rodgers I was in distress over a very difficult issue with an aggressive neighbor. She responded so quickly, professionally and kindly to my initial email that I was stunned since it was a Saturday. She carved out a good hour for a very reasonably priced consultation and her counsel was *invaluable*. Without that consultation I would have made major mistakes in how I handled the situation. Following the consultation she checked back in multiple times to make sure I knew she was there if needed. Impressively professional and diplomatic while giving tough advice: I really appreciated that. When hiring a lawyer to navigate the legal system I want to have someone who is bright, forthcoming, clever and kind and Raushanah Rodgers was all of those things. She gave me clear advice on how to proceed with my case. She reviewed my documents, gave some hard-to-hear advice with gentleness and as a result I was able to move forward without confusion. I don’t hope to have any legal conundrums in the future, but thankfully I do know who to call if I ever do!
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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2021
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Best Family Court Lawyer Ever
I cannot thank Ms. Rodgers enough for helping me and my family out when it came to a DVPO against me. She proved to the courts why I was innocent and everything was dismissed. I am forever grateful, and so happy to have her as a new family member.
Posted by Toni | May 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A Female Johnnie Cochran
Attorney Rodgers was well prepared and ready to go! My grandsons father was trying to take them from my daughter but Attorney Rodgers said "not so" I felt honored watching her represent my daughter in the court room. She was very professional and had everything in order. She flows with confidence and experience. If you want to win Attorney Rodgers is your woman!
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Posted by Briana | May 1, 2021
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THE BEST
Ms .Rogers’s work is INCREDIBLE! She’s very respectful, highly mannered & she is about her business. While she is doing a job she is also very personable , she shows compassion & she honestly does care about each of her clients , you can see it and feel it ❤️ . Ms. Rogers is never focused on the win of a case only for the client’s best interest. I love Ms. Rogers and I would recommend her to any and everybody she gets the the job done ! The work she put in for my family and the outcome was nothing more then amazing . I would recommend Ms Rogers to any and everybody she is not a force to be reckon with !!! Please if you or your family needs legal help in anyway Ms Rogers is the way to go I promise you will not be disappointed. My family and I are over joyed with her services and I would love to give the feeling and hope to another so please if you want the best for yourself or any member in your family please contact Ms. Rogers best the decision of my life was choosing her .
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Posted by Janie | April 29, 2021
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CONFIDENT AND FIRM
Attorney Rodgers is a diligent and straightforward forward professional attorney who upholds the law. She is organized and detailed, and will respond to you in a timely manner. She is confident and firm in her stance. One of my best friend referred me to Attorney Rodgers from her Facebook account. I immediately called Attorney Rodgers and she scheduled a consultation with me the same day. I met her. I had good vibes about her. I like the way she questioned me and she gave me a list of things to bring her. I hired her immediately. The fees she charged was reasonable compared to other attorney. She was God-sent. She didn't waste any time she was on it. Using her expertise, she had the restraining order dropped . Attorney Rodgers is the person for the job. With her extensive and expertise background and God's favor she will help to bring you out VICTORIOUSLY!!! She is definitely part of Gods plan for me to prosper. I would refer everyone I meet to her. Attorney Rodgers is the go get it and go to attorney. Thank you so much Attorney Rodgers. Stay Blessed. Happy and Blessed
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-500 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Parent Coordinator
  • Parent Coordinator Service Provider
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Project Will Power Raleigh
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arbitrator
  • NC Administrative Office of the Courts
  • 2015 - Present
  • Manager/ Member
  • Law Offices of Raushanah F. Rodgers, PLLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Judicial Ethics Analyst
  • Independent Contractor
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Contract Attorney
  • Synergy Legal Professionals
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Assistant Restitution Coordinator
  • Durham County Teen Court and Restitution Program
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Legal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Center For Cooperative Parenting
  • Certificate
  • 2016
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Certificate
  • 2015
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Fayetteville State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
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Legal Cases

  • H v. D
  • Dad awarded 50/50 joint custody, alternating full weeks.
  • State v. Howard
  • Dismissed
  • State v. Eubanks
  • Both Charges Dismissed
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • US Court of Appeal for Veteran's Claims
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • BAOK Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Durham County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • 14th Judicial District Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Graduate
  • 2015 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Parent Coordinator Certification
  • The Center for Cooperative Parenting
  • 2016
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor AVVO
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • 2011 Felony Defender Course Completion
  • UNC School of Government
  • 2011
  • Spes Bona Award
  • NCCU School of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring 2014 Criminal Justice Panel
  • “You can have it all- Exploring the Dynamic Careers of Women in Criminal Justice"
  • 2014
  • The History of Saint Patricks Day
  • History of Saint Patricks Day
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (47)
Endorse Raushanah
Family Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Zealous, is a common adjective used by lawyers to describe the devotion and fight of an attorney. I have personally witnessed Atty. Rodgers, devotion, compassion and fight as she champions her client's causes. I highly endorse Atty. Rodgers and her commitment to making her client's lives better by their interaction with an exceptional fighter."
Unknown Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Rodgers for almost 10 years. She is an outstanding lawyer. When it comes to pursuing justice for her clients, Attorney Rodgers is passionate and hard-working. Apart from possessing solid legal skills, Attorney Rodgers is kind and compassionate. I have witnessed her going out of her way to help others succeed, never expecting anything in return. No wonder Attorney Rodgers is so well-respected and well-liked by her peers in the legal community. As an attorney and friend, I endorse Attorney Rodgers with enthusiasm!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Rodgers is an outstanding Attorney that continues to keep her client's best interest as her main focus. Not only is she a phenomenal litigator she is a passionate advocate for justice. Her impeccable results favoring her clients further evidences such commitment. I highly recommend her!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Raushanah is an experienced and trial ready attorney. I endorse her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very thorough, diligent and hardworking."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Raushanah is both passionate and compassionate when it comes to representing clients in regards to criminal matters. She has a commanding presence in any setting and knows how to achieve results. I highly recommend her for any criminal defense matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Rodgers is an excellent advocate for her clients. She brings intelligence and wisdom to every case she handles. I had the pleasure of working with her recently. She amazed me with her ability to summarize the conflict and come up with potential solutions for our clients. Attorney Rodgers has an uncanny ability to think outside the box when developing strategies to assist her clients. I fully endorse Attorney Rodgers as one of the top Lawyers in our region."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you find yourself in need of a criminal defense attorney, you want one that is experienced and knowledgeable. Attorney Rodgers is both of those. Just read her client reviews and you will see why she is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rodgers is a no nonsense, tough as nails lawyer who will not back down in representing your interests to the best of her abilities. Although tough, she is ethical and trustworthy as well as knowledgeable about her areas of practice. From seeing her in action over the years, I know that she prioritizes going the distance for her clients and so highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A well admired lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer does a great job with the community. I endorse this lawyer"
Business Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is tenacious and shrewd as they come, yet very cooperative. You can depend on her."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"This attorney goes above and beyond to get the best results for clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer because of the expertise and professionalism she exhibited while working with her on a legal matter."
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