Helping those in my community recover fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries, so they can focus on getting better and looking to the future.

Elan B. Rafael, Esq.

Attorney Elan B. Rafael, Esq.

Elan B. Rafael, Esq.

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Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal/DUI Defense


Since 2003, I have worked for thousands of clients against insurance companies who don't want to properly compensate injured people after being hurt in a car accident, or those from slip and falls, dog bites and other things that often leave people in dire situations, and I've protected my clients from over-reaching authorities, police and prosecutors, who seemingly want to put everyone in jail. Whether seeking money or a "not guilty" verdict, everyone deserves the best possible representation. Aside from me having this mindset, in practice it is critical, because I have seen first-hand, over and over, that insurance companies don't care about injured people, and legal authorities often overstretch and abuse their power. I get up every day to make things right.

My legal career began working for the Office of the Public Defender, and I was trained by some amazing trial attorneys. As a public defender, I successfully represented thousands of people in all types of criminal cases from DUI to First Degree Murder.

Soon after my work with the Public Defender's office, I was hired by a large firm and "thrown into" personal injury work. I got hooked. What insurers do to people is disgusting, and I relished every victory, from helping with a car repair to getting a settlement or verdict often multiples of the insurer's "top and final" lousy pre-trial settlement offer.

If you have been injured, or if you are faced with a drinking and driving charge, I will provide aggressive representation. I know what it means to have an insurer demean you, belittle you and treat you as if you were the wrongdoer. I also know that in a criminal or alcohol-related situation, if you are convicted, you could go to jail, have to pay large fines, you could lose your driver's license and maybe then even lose your job.

Each of my clients receives personalized, caring and responsive service. I provide cost-effective, experienced and aggressive representation from initial consultation to final resolution of your case.


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • 2003
  • Florida State University
    • B.A. - 2001

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 2004
  • Washington, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2011

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Roland Walker & Marc L. Zayon, PA.
  • Law Offices of Margolis, Pritzker, Epstein, and Blatt, P.A.
  • The Office of The Public Defender for the State of Maryland (Assistant Public Defender)

Professional Associations

  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Criminal Law Association

Certified Legal Specialties

  • NFLPA (NFL) Certified Contract Advisor