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:
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.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Hourly ($300-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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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!
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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2008||03/31/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor AVVO||AVVO||2014|
|AVVO Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|2011 Felony Defender Course Completion||UNC School of Government||2011|
|Spes Bona Award||NCCU School of Law||2007|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Department of Veterans Affairs||Admitted to Practice||2013 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina||Admitted to Practice||2012 - Present|
|BAOK Foundation||Board Member||2009 - Present|
|14th Judicial District Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|North Carolina State Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|Durham County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Criminal Defense College||Graduate||2015 - 2015|
|State v. Eubanks||Both Charges Dismissed|
|Plaintiff v. Harris||DVPO dismissed, Custody restored back to the custodial parent|
|State v. Howard||Dismissed|
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|Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law||Trial Practice Institute||Certificate||2015|
|North Carolina Central University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2007|
|Fayetteville State University||Economics and Finance||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|Spring 2014 Criminal Justice Panel||“You can have it all- Exploring the Dynamic Careers of Women in Criminal Justice"||2014|
|Wake County Public School||Being a Lawyer||2013|
|The History of Saint Patricks Day||History of Saint Patricks Day||2011|