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Rafael Shpelfogel

Personal injury Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   15 reviews

also known as RS Law Offices

  • State Years
    Texas - TX 1 year
    Arizona - AZ 2 years
    California - CA 16 years
    New York - NY 17 years
    New Jersey - NJ 18 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State TX
    Acquired 2022
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2021
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2006
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Rafael

Learn Rafael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Car Accidents, Truck Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Pedestrian Accident, Bicycle Accident, Ridesharing Accident, Slip and Fall Accident, Dog Bites, Workers Compensation, Lemon Law

    19 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Workers compensation
    Workplace Injury: Back Injury, Neck Injury, Spinal Cord Injuries, Broken Bones, Fractured Bones, Head Injury, Torn Tendon, Strained Muscle, Loss of Limbs, Paralysis Internal Bleeding.

  3. Animal and dog bites

  4. Car accident

  5. Motorcycle accident

  6. Slip and fall accident

  7. Trucking accident

  8. Wrongful death

Rafael Shpelfogel is a 2021 Avvo Client's Choice Recepient.

At RS Law Offices, our experienced legal team has been helping clients just like you recover millions in dollars in financial restitution for than a decade. With over 6,000 successful cases, our team of Los Angeles, San Jose and Phoenix, Arizona personal injury attorneys possess the skill and expertise to ensure you receive every penny you are owed for your harms and losses.

At RS Law Offices, we treat clients like family. Our team takes pride in providing personalized attention to each and every client. This is important because we want to be there for our clients when they need us, especially when they have important questions that need to be answered. Each of our clients has access to their lawyer, which includes the ability to call and/or email them 24/7. We encourage clients to call us when they have questions, whenever the need arises. In the past, our Phoenix, Los Angeles and San Jose attorneys have assisted clients obtain medical treatment, help with getting their vehicle repaired, etc. Our objective is to help handle all aspects related to your personal injury case, so that you can focus on healing and your family.

Proud to serve all of California and Arizona
RS Law Offices is proud to serve California residents wherever they are. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, San Jose and Phoenix, AZ but we are fully capable and ready to represent clients in Oakland, Napa, Sacramento, San Francisco, Glendale, Chandler, Tempe, Meza and all other jurisdictions in the Golden State and Grand Canyon State.

Personal attention and 24/7 access
With RS Law Offices, you are more than just a case number. You are family. We provide our clients with the personal touch and are available 24/7 to answer your questions and guide you throughout the legal process.

Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Serving Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Napa and Elsewhere in California 

Workplace accidents are a fairly common occurrence in Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Napa, and elsewhere in California . All too often, employees seriously injured in workplace accidents encounter unfair treatment and are denied the necessary medical attention and financial restitution they are entitled to under California law. In many instances, injured workers and their families are left in the dark about how to properly protect their rights and get the benefits that they desperately need. That is where RS Law Offices can help. You can benefit greatly by having a seasoned and skilled workplace accident injury lawyer assist you throughout the claims process. Our team will make sure you comply with all state and federal workers’ compensation regulations to ensure the best outcome possible in your case.


Car Accident Lawyer

California and Arizona Auto Accident Lawyers Ready to Help

Driving in and around Los Angeles or Phoenix can be downright dangerous. Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death and debilitating injuries, according to the Department of Public Health.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious injury in a car accident in Los Angeles, San Jose, Oakland, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Meza or anywhere else in California or Arizona, you should contact an experienced Los Angeles or Phoenix auto accident attorney for a free, confidential case review.

When you are involved in a serious car wreck, your mind is inundated with questions and you may become extremely anxious about the future, especially if the accident resulted in you suffering significant bodily injuries that could prevent you from working and/or may require extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation. RS Law Offices stand ready to help.

Common Causes of Serious Auto Accidents in California and Arizona

Many car accidents, whether they occurred in Los Angeles or Phoenix, are the result of preventable driver error and negligence. These causes include:

Distracted driving (e.g., texting while driving)
Driving under the influence (DUI)
Driver fatigue
Disobeying traffic signals
Reckless driving
Improper turning
Vehicle defects
What You Should Do After an Auto Accident

If you are hit by another motorist, there are certain steps you should take to protect your legal rights and enhance the viability of a personal injury claim. After an accident, make sure to seek medical attention, even if you think the injuries are “not serious.” It is also a good idea to obtain as much information as possible from the other motorist, including:

The full name, home address, phone number, and driver’s license information, of the other motorist;
The insurance company information for the other motorist; and
The license plate number of the other vehicle;
In addition to securing information from the other driver, make sure to take pictures of your vehicle, the other vehicle, and any visible injuries you suffered with your cell phone. If there were any witnesses who saw the collision (e.g., a passenger in your vehicle or the other driver’s vehicle), then you should make sure to get their contact information as well.

You also need to make sure the police arrive at the scene of the collision and a report is filed. This is important because a police report will provide a vital piece of evidence for assessing liability and describing how the car accident occurred.

Overview of the Personal Injury Claim Process

One of the most common questions asked by prospective personal injury clients is, “how does the claim process actually work?” The information below is intended to give you an idea of what to expect when a personal injury claim is filed with the other driver’s insurance company. However, please understand that every case is unique so the process can fluctuate depending on various factors including: (i) the extent of your injuries, (ii) the amount of available insurance coverage, (iii) whether liability is contested, etc. Nevertheless, as a general guideline, this is how the personal injury claim process generally works:

You meet with an experienced personal injury attorney with RS Law Offices for a free, confidential consultation.
When you decide to hire our firm, we get to work right away and send out letters of representation to the other driver’s insurance company and your insurance company.
You seek treatment for your bodily injuries. Your treatment can be with a physical therapist, chiropractor, or other medical specialist.
Once treatment is complete, your Los Angeles or Phoenix car accident lawyer will compiled your medical records, lost wages, and other relevant information related to your harms and losses.
Your California or Arizona auto accident attorney will then send these documents, along with a demand letter, to the other driver’s insurance company seeking financial restitution for your harms and losses.
The negotiation process will commence and it is quite common for the insurance company to make offers and for your lawyer to make counter-offers. You can take comfort in knowing that our personal injury law firm is advocating for your best interests and will not pressure you to accept a settlement offer. The ultimate authority to approve or deny a settlement is vested in you.
If a settlement offer is made that you decide is acceptable, we will proceed with a settlement. If you don’t like what’s being offered, we will take your case to trial and advocate on your behalf in court.
Take Action Now – Contact an Experienced Los Angeles or Phoenix Auto Accident Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Legal Options

Car accident insurance adjusters know when they are dealing with a claimant who lacks representation versus a claimant who has the benefit of an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney. When you hire RS Law Offices, you can take comfort in knowing that a team of highly experienced professionals will be providing all of your legal needs from “A” to “Z”. You should focus your time and energy on recovering from the accident. Our law firm will take the burden of negotiating with the insurance adjuster and filing paperwork off your shoulders so you can focus on getting back to 100 percent. Contact our office today for a free, confidential consultation. We have offices in Los Angeles, San Jose and Phoenix, but are fully able to help clients in San Francisco, Oakland, Napa, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tempe, Chandler, Meza and elsewhere in California and Arizona.

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RS Law Offices
6404 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 850
Los Angeles, CA, 90048
RS Law Firm
2880 Zanker Road
Suite 203
San Jose, CA, 95134
RS Law Offices AZ
2550 W. Union Hills, Ste 350
Phoenix, AZ, 85027
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Posted by Richard | January 14, 2022
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Slip and fall accident
I hired this firm for a slip and fall accident that a previous attorney could not handle. The team was able to get me a good settlement and made sure all my medical bills were covered. They truly fight for you and I would recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Chelsea | January 13, 2022
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Helpful with Auto accident
I was recommended this firm by a family friend, I was involved in a auto accident and they were able to help me every step of the way. I was so worried about my car and stressed out about the pain and missing work. This firm took the time to explain the situation and make sure I was taken care of. I have recommended them to my friends as well.
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Posted by Mary | January 13, 2022
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Car Accident Case
It was great working with this office. They did a good job on my cases and kept me informed throughout. The office was able to handle the car accident case from both California and another one from Arizona, which was so helpful, since I didn’t have to look for another attorney. It was convenient knowing that they could handle cases from multiple states.
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Posted by Gene E | January 13, 2022
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Great Attorney!
Great attorney! Thank you so much for representing me in my case. You and your team made it an easy and seamless process, went above and beyond, I Highly recommend Rafae Shhelfogel and his team!
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2022
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Excellent service
Recently I was involved in a car accident in Chandler Arizona. My attorney was very thorough and provided excellent service. The process was very easy from the first phone call to the the settlement. Received excellent results and its was beyond what I expected. Definitely would recommend RS law offices. 5 stars
Posted by Vlad | January 10, 2022
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Excellent office excellent service
We were visiting Arizona when we had an unfortunate accident in Phoenix. We hired RS Law to handle all aspects of the case property damage and injuries involved. Luckily for us Rafael is practicing in California and Arizona so this was a breathe. Everything from the beginning to the end was handled outstanding and we are more then satisfied with the outcome. I highly recommend this office!
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Posted by Lalany | May 19, 2021
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Best accident attorney!
I contacted this office after a car accident I had with my family. The staff was very attentive to our concerns from the start and made sure all our questions were answered. I really feel like they make understand what’s happening and we always knew what was next. I recommend them to all my friends and family after they won our case.
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Posted by Kim | May 16, 2021
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Professional Workers Comp Attorney
I called R.S. Law Offices after getting injured at work. The attorney and his staff guided me and assisted me throughout the entire process. They were attentive to my needs and always available to answer my questions. I was extremely pleased with the process and the outcome!
Posted by Shayna | May 15, 2021
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Shayna Sarnoff
Rafael was incredibly attentive and helped me walk through every step of my case. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney for my car accident. The way he represented me was extremely diligent and I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Phil | May 12, 2021
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Motorcycle Accident
Had a very bad motorcycle accident on the freeway in Orange County. Rafael and his office fought hard for me. Litigated the case and made me a very happy client. I highly recommend this office for anyone seeking an accident attorney!
Posted by Trent | April 29, 2021
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Workers comp
I had a a very complicated but big workers comp case that nobody wanted to deal with. RS Law Offices took the case and was able to navigate through all the complexity and achieve an amazing result for me. I highly recommend using this office for workers comp needs. Rafael and his stuff were just great.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2020
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Excellent service
Really thankful for all the help of the Law office. Vanessa and Irma are great
Posted by jose | January 27, 2020
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stab case
My lawyer took on a difficult case that required little effort from me just like they promised. He was honest of what the results of the case could be. They also set up appointments while being flexible with my work schedule. The staff are very caring people as well.
Posted by aldo | May 3, 2019
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Rafael is a very professional lawyer and his team are the best in town. Chelsea managed my accident case impeccably always on top of the situation and putting pressure to the other insurance company to resolve my case and pay me all the damages. Very highly recommended team.
Posted by Jared | September 21, 2016
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Car accident
Rafael is an awesome attorney who really has the best Interest for his clients. He really helped me a lot with my case and he communicated very often with me. Any issue that came up, he made sure to communicate it with me and did whatever had to be done in order to fix the issue. I definitely recommend Rafael to anyone that needs an attorney. You won't be disappointed with his service!
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • RS Law Offices
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kings County District Attorneys Office
  • 2005 - 2006


  • Brooklyn Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Rutgers University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tree Cutter
  • Settled for $1,500,000.00
  • Motorcycle
  • Settled $500,000
  • Dog bite
  • 150,000.00
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  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • Farsi
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
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  • International Law Journal
  • Ridesharing Impact
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Los Angeles Jewish Bar Association
  • Personal Injury
  • 2018

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Los Angeles Personal injury Lawyer Rafael Shpelfogel
Rafael Shpelfogel
Personal injury Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 18 years

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