Make sure you get the representation you deserve.

Steve Rakow (pronounced "Ray-koh") fought for his country as a Marine Officer, prosecuted criminal cases, and now he'll fight for you as your defense attorney. Steve's legal experience can help you with your legal issue. Steve's tried everything from murder cases to minor traffic offenses and DUIs. Steve's experience is not limited to criminal law as he's represented clients with civil cases as well. 

A 1987 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Steve served for 20 years as a Marine Officer (5 active/15 reserve), which included combat operations in Kuwait during Desert Storm.

Steve began his legal career in 1996 when he graduated from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. Since then, he's tried hundreds of criminal and civil cases, including dozens of jury trials as both a former prosecutor and now criminal defense attorney and civil litigator. Steve also argued cases in both the Ohio Supreme Court, Ohio's First District Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Appeals, and the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Steve's at the forefront of ever-changing laws and is fully committed to exceeding client expectations.

​DUI and criminal law in Berlin

DUI and criminal law in Ocean City DUI and criminal law in Salisbury

Steve has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and affordable legal solutions.

Steve will provide effective and aggressive representation. 

Former Prosecutor and retired Marine officer with over 2 decades of experience in criminal, traffic, and civil litigation.

Licensed in Maryland and Ohio*. 

*currently inactive in Ohio

Steven W Rakow, Esquire
Law Office of Steven W. Rakow, LLC