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Rixon Charles Rafter III

Litigation Attorney

4.9   38 reviews

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Rixon is an active member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Bar Association and is admitted to the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Rixon is a retired military officer and is active in several military organizations including the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion as well numerous other civic and community groups. 

Licensed for 12 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  38 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind and knowledgeable
He answered my question and give me a good advice. I believe that he really cares for his clients. I really appreciate his answer. Thanks
Posted by Michael | July 18, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful and knowlagable
Responded right away with solid advice that pointed me in the correct direction.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you got back to me fast
Helpful got back fast didn’t give me much information but it was free so I’m not saying anything bad thank you and have a nice day to whoever sees this
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you
Was quick to respond to my inquiry just a hour or so after I put my question up on the sight, great advice given and appreciated
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Kind and Respectful
Just wanted advise or insight. And in a few kind words I was given just that....Thank You!
Posted by Niccole | November 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Generous and Kind
This was my first time on here and I couldn't be more pleased. Replied to my concerns quickly about my will with great information. I went in blind and uncertain. Mr. Rafter left me feeling like I have the building blocks to move forward with my wishes. I can't express how much I appreciate his help. Thank you kind sir!
Posted by Nash | November 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent legal advice
I really appreciated the fact he got back to me immediately at 8 a.m. He was really understanding of my situation and respectful. This is exactly the person I want representing me.
Posted by Dorothy | October 12, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and knowledgeable
I posted an AVVO question about the police in my city kicking my door in then, beating and robbing me. Attorney Rafter 111. Gave me a knowledgeable answer to contact the State police or Attorney General in my state. I tried and the sad thing is they refused to help me, as always and told me they had no referrals for the either. Color of law violations and Civil Rights violations maxed. I wish Attorney Rafhter practiced in my state. They should be criminally charged and sued for IIED TORT violations. Thanks for trying Attorney Rafter III
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
First to reply; professional and approachable
I am extremely thankful to Mr. Rafter to be the first response to my question. My situation is very tricky and unpleasant. It may not lead to a lawyer's involvement, but he was willing to take the time and explain my situation and my "almost non-existing" rights. Furthermore, just the way he replies makes me know that he's an approachable and kind person. It makes me feel comfortable to read his response and want to reach out for his help. Not all lawyers can give people that feeling, especially when it comes to gender- & race-sensitive topics. I appreciate his non-bias and professionalism.
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Posted by Sue | March 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A lawyer who actually cares about people!
I am so grateful for Mr. Rafter he was the first to respond to my question and helped ease my mind. Taking his own personal time to stop and help people that may not have any other options is admirable at best. Great man deserving of more than 5* in my book!
Posted by Ken | March 24, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responded very fast and very honestly.
I posted my issue on Avvo and Mr. Rafter replied the same day. I was happy that he was up front and honest with his response. I had a couple of follow up questions, which he also replied to very quickly. I tank him for taking the time to help me and also for being honest and up front.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice to a difficult situation
Atty. Rafter Iii was the First to respond to my question. That's important to me because I'm dealing with a very sensitive issue. I would recommend this attorney if you want quick answers that are detailed to clearly help evaluate your situation.
Posted by Mel | January 18, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Answered my question fast, clearly and very professionally!
Very professional, Quick and concise. Answered my question very quickly respectfully and was the first too.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful
Had a lot of disrespectful replies to my question. To open up about a tough situation, even anonymously, is not easy. When you are already feeling low, you don’t need others to kick you while you’re down. Rixon was the only attorney to answer my question in a professional manner. He even followed up with additional guidance when I inquired about his response. Good lawyer, good person.
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Posted by Summer | January 11, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very skilled
Very open and honest about you and your case , is willing to help ever so diligently. He responds very fast!
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick & Great Response
Helped me get general advice and was very quick to answer and straight forward. Thank you so much!
Posted by Maxwell | January 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight forward and honest
Received straight forward and honest feedback. Appreciate folks like this spending their free time to answer questions.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Quick response
Gave me a quick and easy response in no time, seems he knows what he’s doing and helped out
Posted by Doug | November 21, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Speedy response
Mr. Rixon was quick to respond and provided clear, concise answers to my questions.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
HIPAA policy versus State or Federal Law question
I was trying to find out if a hospital policy would supersede State or Federal law since I had 2 employees who told me the hospitals they came from (out of state) had a policy that allowed employees to access their own medical record without consent. I could not find this in my search of HIPAA law in my state so I asked the question and Mr. Rafter had an answer for me in less than 5 minutes. Thank you for your promptness and short but accurate answer. I appreciate that.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Vice President
  • BAC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Founder
  • Law Office of Rixon C. Rafter
  • 2011 - Present
  • Manager
  • ERPi
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Director
  • ECI
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Columbus Community Legal Services
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Program Manager
  • WBB Consulting
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Senior Manager
  • WBB
  • 2005 - 2019
  • Program Manager for DOD Programs
  • Whitney, Bradley & Brown
  • 2005 - 2019
  • Officer (warfighter various ranks, positions)
  • USN
  • 1985 - 2005
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Education

  • George Washington University
  • MA - Masters
  • N/A
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Catholic University of America, School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Naval War College
  • National Security/Intl Affairs
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Landlord Tenant
  • Settled
  • Debt Collection
  • Property Damage
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Associations

  • Federal District Court, Eastern Virginia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Military Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Criminal Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Civil Law Section
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top Pro Bono
  • American Bar Association
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top Pro Bono
  • American Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Client Favorite; Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Avvo
  • Top Contributor
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Avvo Top National Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Avvo National Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Associate
  • Moot Court
  • 2006
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Publications

  • VA Benefits
  • VA Benefits
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Virginia organizations (state)
  • Federal Acquisition Regulations
  • 2020
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2020
  • Education Services
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • 2020
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Mission Act
  • 2019
  • Virginia State Bar
  • At Will Employment and Termination
  • 2018
  • VA
  • VA SIM BA
  • 2018
  • VA
  • Veterans
  • 2017
  • VA
  • VA
  • 2017
  • FPA
  • Constitutional Protections
  • 2017
  • FBA
  • FBA
  • 2017
  • VA
  • Veterans and Military Dependant Options
  • 2016
  • ERPi
  • Veterans
  • 2016
  • Department of Defense
  • Contract
  • 2016
  • DOD Conference
  • SMP Status Update
  • 2015
  • 'Point Taken'
  • The Constitution: Strict Constructionists
  • 2014
  • Northern Virginia Home Owners Association- Rights and Responsibilities
  • Bill of Rights
  • 2013
  • HOA Rights and Responses to Cell Tower Construction
  • Homeowners Rights
  • 2013
  • GDC Procedures
  • General District Court
  • 2013
  • Access and General GDC Procedures
  • General District Court
  • 2013
  • 'Point Taken'
  • The War Powers Act
  • 2013
  • Veterans Affairs NH
  • Veteran Affairs Organizational Structures
  • 2012
  • VA New Hire IT and Requirements Management
  • Veterans Affairs Requirements Management
  • 2012
  • VA Executive Conference Board
  • Veteran IT Requirements
  • 2012
  • Landlord Tenant FAQ's
  • Virgina Landlord Tenant Issues
  • 2010
  • 'Point Taken'
  • The Constitution: Necessary and Proper Clause
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (175)
Given (118)
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Rafter provides a much-needed service on Avvo and donates time to individuals who are in need of immediate legal answers."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear from Rixon's education, experience and responses on AVVO that he is a knowledgeable and capable advocate who cares about his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rafter provides clear and sound information to numerous people in this forum, in addition to publishing many helpful legal guides."
General practice Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Other
"Rixon Rafter III is an extremely knowledgeable attorney. He pinpoints the issues and provides accurate and concise information for clients. If you have questions, he is the one to call."
Libel and slander Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rafter has never failed to accurately articulate the proper and practical approach of a potential client's legal issues. His knowledge and experience cannot be overlooked."
Family Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very kind and knowledgeable from a response on Q&A."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rixon Charles Rafter III always brings a sense of humor to his practical and relevant advice. He is quick witted and thorough, with in depth knowledge of many practice areas. If I ever needed an attorney in VA, I know who I would call."
Business Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is always a pleasure to work with Mr. Rafter in the Avvo advice forums. He is a knowledgeable attorney and I enjoy his responses. It is a pleasure to endorse this lawyer!"
Litigation Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on his thorough and knowledgeable answers on this forum."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I often see his Avvo answers, they are correct (as evidenced by the fact that lawyers almost always agree with him) concise, and demonstrate that he has wisdom and good judgment. I would have no hesitation referring my clients to him."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I see his Avvo answers and most always agree with him. Further, he not only takes the time to explain his answers, he looks for the best way to limit the asker's liability."
Military law Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rafter is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate recommending him to any person in need."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I did not realize I had not endorsed Mr. Rafter years ago. Year after year, one great answer after another, the respect of all his Avvo colleagues. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him for very competent, top legal representation."
Litigation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected in the field and has a solid reputation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rafter consistently offers not only good legal advice to Askers on Avvo, but steeps his answers in practicality. He provides information on appropriate legal procedure, and encourages Askers to understand the ramifications of legal actions considered. I am confident that Mr. Rafter's 'no holds barred' advisory style greatly benefits his clients so they can maintain reasonable expectations of what will happen in and out of court. I strongly encourage prospective clients who want an attorney who doesn't whitewash the truth to speak to Mr. Rafter."
Military law Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Rafter because I regularly see his excellent responses here on Avvo and his guides are impeccable."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Rafter is a credit to the profession. Sometimes those who seek our counsel need to be told hard truths. Mr. Rafter does that with honesty, grace and good humor. He is also without peer at issue recognition."
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