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Raushanah Fadqua Rodgers

also known as Attorney Rodgers

About me

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'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.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    8 years, 3.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    8 years, 375 cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    8 years, 600 cases
  4. Family: 10%
    8 years, 350 cases
  5. Business: 5%
    8 years, 250 cases



Hourly ($300-500/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dana G. Jones

    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.


    Dana Jones Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Marie-Jacques Marilyn Ambroise

    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!


    Marie-Jacques Ambroise
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

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


NYCurrently registered 201307/11/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200803/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor AVVOAVVO2014
AVVO Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
2011 Felony Defender Course CompletionUNC School of Government2011
Spes Bona AwardNCCU School of Law2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ArbitratorNC Administrative Office of the Courts2015 - Present
Manager/ MemberLaw Offices of Raushanah F. Rodgers, PLLC2008 - Present
Judicial Ethics AnalystIndependent Contractor2016 - 2016
Contract AttorneySynergy Legal Professionals2008 - 2009
Assistant Restitution CoordinatorDurham County Teen Court and Restitution Program2007 - 2008
Legal InternLegal Aid Of North Carolina, Inc.2006 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Middle District of North CarolinaAdmitted to Practice2014 - Present
US Court of Appeal for Veteran's ClaimsAdmitted to Practice2014 - Present
Department of Veterans AffairsAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of North CarolinaAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
BAOK FoundationBoard Member2009 - Present
14th Judicial District Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
North Carolina State BarMember2008 - Present
Durham County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2008 - Present
National Criminal Defense CollegeGraduate2015 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
H v. DDad awarded 50/50 joint custody, alternating full weeks.
State v. HowardDismissed
State v. EubanksBoth Charges Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
News LetterDriving While License Revoked2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawTrial Practice InstituteCertificate2015
North Carolina Central University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Fayetteville State UniversityEconomics and FinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring 2014 Criminal Justice Panel“You can have it all- Exploring the Dynamic Careers of Women in Criminal Justice"2014
Wake County Public SchoolBeing a Lawyer2013
The History of Saint Patricks DayHistory of Saint Patricks Day2011