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Raquel Smith

Raquel Smith joined the firm in 2022, bringing with her extensive experience earned at some of the top law firms in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region.   She enjoys being in courtrooms throughout Maryland, advocating for those in need of aggressive, thoughtful, and caring representation, including individuals and families who prefer to work with a fluent Spanish speaking attorney.  Her practice focuses on serious criminal felony cases, misdemeanor criminal offenses, serious and minor traffic offenses, domestic violence protective orders, peace orders, red-flag protective orders, MVA license suspension hearings, administrative hearings, post-conviction and coram nobis petititions, appeals, motions for modification, violations of probation, and a wide variety of general litigation matters.
Client Reviews
"I have watched Mr. Helfand in trial and in negotiations. He is remarkable. Mr. Helfand is extremely knowledgeable in the law, and even more knowledgeable in the ways to deal with people." Afshin Pishevar, Criminal Defense Attorney in Rockville, MD
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Helfand for many years. We have worked together on cases and represented conflicting parties. I have watched Mr. Helfand in trial and in negotiations. He is remarkable." David Felsen, Criminal Defense Attorney in Rockville, MD
"It’s one of the biggest cases that’s been tried in Montgomery County in a long time,” said Steve VanGrack, a Rockville lawyer considering a Democratic bid for state’s attorney." Washington Post