Julie S. Raphael, Esq.
Personal Injury Lawyer
I attended Hofstra University where I graduated with academic honors with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Philosophy of the Law. I was on the Dean’s List every semester for the first three years of college and on the Provost List for the remaining two semesters at Hofstra. I then went on to New England Law | Boston where I earned my law degree, graduating in the top 25% of my class.
- 2016 New York
- 2017 United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
- 2017 United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
- 2012 American Bar Association
- 2015 New York State Bar Association
- 2012 Hofstra University, BA
- Honors: cum laude
- 2015 New England School of Law, JD
- 2008 Orange County Human Rights Award
From an early age, my parents taught me about the need to help others and the joys of our legal system. As a child, my parents made sure that I volunteered in the community. Whether it was helping out at our family synagogue, shopping for an elderly woman in Cornwall, volunteering at the local food bank or spending time at the ACLU to help local politicians get elected, I learned the importance of helping others. These experiences lead me to learning the benefits of seeking justice for those who may not have a voice. I learned to love helping people to the point that I was awarded the Orange County Humanitarian award in 2008. Moreover, at the age of 14, my father introduced me to the beauty of our constitution and the legal system that it developed. He taught me that you are never too small to have a voice; you can effect change one step at a time and the legal system is the path to do this.
What I love about my job is helping people. I love that I can affect change, provide my clients a chance to seek justice and provide them hope for a better future even if the limitations they may have as a result of an accident was not the life they planned to have.
I became a lawyer to provide a voice for my clients, to affect change, and obtain justice by advocating for those in need.
When I receive a case, I contact the client immediately. I try to make the client feel comfortable and let them know that I am always there to help. I stress the importance of them focusing on their health and seeking treatment. I want them to know that it is my job to worry about their case and their job to focus on getting better. As the case progresses, I continue to maintain contact with each client. I will always call each client to see how they are doing, if they have any questions, and to assure them that they have nothing to worry about with regards to their case. I am focused on each and every one of my client’s cases. I actively seek the best result so that every client walks away happy.
At an early age, I learned that nothing comes easy in life. You have to work hard for what you want. This knowledge provided me the motivation and drive to succeed in school and continued to my work as a lawyer. I will work hard for each and every client. I will never give up on any of my clients or their cases.