Ocean City Civil Litigation & Criminal Defense Lawyer
Also Serving the Counties of Worcester, Wicomico, Dorchester, Caroline, Talbot & Somerset, MD
Legal issues, whether civil or criminal, can be stressful, intimidating, confusing, and uncertain in their impact on your future. In civil cases, your business, home, condo, or other investments may be at play or risk, jeopardizing your livelihood, rights, and peace of mind.
In criminal matters, your future may be impacted by criminal penalties, from jail or prison time, hefty fines, restrictive probation, and more. You may also face the collateral consequences of having a permanent criminal record that can impede present or future employment, professional licenses, and other opportunities, resulting in reputational and civil rights losses and strain on your family and personal relationships.
With such consequences before you, you will need a legal representative, guide, ally, and advocate who can inform, advise, and fight for you in the civil or criminal courts.
At the Law Office of Steven W. Rakow, LLC, I can be the guide and counselor you need during such difficult times. I have extensive criminal trial and civil litigation experience that can make a difference in how your case unfolds and resolves. I can bring my 27 years in legal practice, understanding of the local state, and federal courts, and fighting spirit to your case.
Steven W. Rakow
"Steve has extensive criminal trial and civil litigation experience. From minor traffic, DUI, and misdemeanors to major felonies such as murders, burglaries, firearms, and white collar crime, Steve has handled a wide array of cases. In the area of civil litigation, Steve handles everything from simple contract disputes to construction defects litigation. Other areas of practice include basic corporate matters, contract review, and general practice matters. He has been in-house counsel to a construction company and was an appellate law clerk."
"It was the best decision I ever made to get his professional help for my case. He is extremely professional, knowledgeable and always in control of the situation."
Look no further, if you want the best service and best possible outcome for your case! I would give 10 stars, if I could!! It ...Ankur V.
"Steve is easy to talk with and is genuine in his concern to assist you. He explains the situation and your options for proceeding in a manner that is easy to understand."
I highly recommend using Steve Rakow for your legal needs. He is knowledgeable, promptly responsive and uses a hands on ...Former Client
"Grateful for Steve's help and would highly recommend him!"
Grateful for Steve's help and would highly recommend him! We hired a contractor that unfortunately left us with major ...Former Client
"Steve is very personable and easy to talk to. He is very knowledgeable and explains everything clearly and prepares you for what to expect."
Highly recommend Steve as a lawyer for any criminal offenses. Steve is very personable and easy to talk to. He is very ...Kelsey M.
"I have retained Steve twice now and each time he has guided me through the legal process with favorable outcomes."
I have retained Steve twice now and each time he has guided me through the legal process with favorable outcomes. I highly ...Jordan R.
"I was a bit nervous dealing with the courts for the first time but, he was a calming factor through the process and helped settle the nerves. Highly recommend!"
Steve Rakow was wonderful. He was very easy to talk with, answered any questions and explained things very clearly. I was a ...Valerie K.
"I also was pleased that he stayed in contact personally with me throughout each step of the case unlike with some firms where you talk to the secretary more then the attorney."
I would recommend Steve Rakow for any and all litigations criminal or civil. He did an absolute amazing job fighting for me ...William C.
"He was efficient and understood the stress we were under to bring it to a close. We certainly would recommend him to represent anyone going through a legal problem."
We had the pleasure of working with Steve concerning a litigation with real estate that we previously owned in Ocean City, ...Ed B.
"His prompt responsiveness, thorough attention to detail and preparedness contributed to a positive outcome."
I can't say enough about the level of service received from Atty. Steve Rakow in dealing with a recent legal issue. His ...Tressa S.
At my firm, you can benefit from my extensive background in Ohio and Maryland state and federal civil and criminal law.
From minor traffic violations to DUI and misdemeanors to major felonies such as murders, burglaries, firearms, and white-collar crime, I have handled a wide array of cases. I represent individuals and businesses in civil litigation, from simple contract disputes to construction defects litigation.
Other practice areas include basic corporate matters, contract review, and general practice matters. I have been in-house counsel to a construction company and was an appellate law clerk. I also worked as an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) in the Worcester County State’s Attorney’s Office from 2011 through 2015.
My background includes serving in the Marines until retiring as a lieutenant colonel in 2007. That is how I can tell my clients that my service to my country informs my service to them. I fight for optimum results.
Because of the quality of service, professionalism, dedication, and many five-star reviews I have received, Avvo awarded me with a 2019 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award.
At my firm, you will always work directly with me throughout all phases of your case. As a solo practitioner, I can offer the personalized service you rarely find at large corporate law firms. You will never be turned over to a “case manager” or junior associate.
I understand the stress of dealing with legal issues and strive to always be responsive to your needs.
If you are under investigation for a criminal offense, have already been arrested or charged, or are facing a civil issue or dispute, I urge you to book a confidential consultation with me to discuss the matter. Get your questions and concerns addressed and learn your options for resolution. Together, we can navigate the legal process of criminal defense or civil litigation matters, seeking the best possible outcome based on the facts of your case.
Find out if Steve is the right fit for your case with a 20-Minute Free Consultation.
With prior experience as a prosecutor, Steve knows what the other side is thinking. He can use this experience to push for your best outcome.
Steve will work through your entire case, offering personalized attention and solutions. Unlike larger firms, you won't be passed off to other attorneys.
When it comes to legal issues, time is of the essence. Steve offers a convenient virtual consultation to help get the process started.