Michael G. Raab's Bio

More than 20 years of Experience and Success.

For almost 30 years Michael G. Raab has represented individuals, businesses, and corporations involved in criminal investigations and prosecutions in state and federal courts throughout Los Angeles, Southern California, and the United States.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Michael Raab earned a bachelors degree in philosophy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989, and his juris doctor, cum laude, from the University of LaVerne College of Law in 1993.  While in law school, Michael Raab received numerous awards for his academic performance, in addition to writing and editing for the University of LaVerne’s law review publication, the Journal of Juvenile Law.

Michael Raab was chosen in 2005, as a “Rising Star” by his peers among the Southern California Super Lawyers, and has contributed to FORUM, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice magazine.

Michael Raab has successfully represented thousands of clients in all stages of criminal proceedings in state and federal court, in trial and on appeal.  He has written winning briefs before the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court.

Michael Raab provides his clients with his experience, guidance, and insight.  Michael Raab excels at finding innovative strategies for resolving complex issues to achieving his clients’ goals.

Michael Raab is admitted to practice law in all the Courts in the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Central, Southern, and Eastern Districts of California, as well as in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal. He has represented clients in the States of Washington, Nevada, Maryland, New York, and Hawaii, as well as the District of Columbia.

As a result of the world-altering pandemic, the Law Office of Michael G. Raab has created a unique approach to representation allowing him to remain hands-on with all his clients by building unique and particularly suited teams of professionals necessary for each case and each task at hand.

Michael Raab celebrating on the steps of the United States Supreme Court after argument in US v. Bajakajian, where Mr. Raab wrote the winning legal briefs.

A copy of the winning Supreme Court brief written by Michael Raab, along with the quill pens given to attorneys seated at counsel table during argument.

Using this task-driven team approach through technology, experts and investigators, the Law Offices of Michael G. Raab is able to save costs for each client and improve productivity by lowering overhead and expenses normally charged to clients.  Michael Raab prides himself on direct and frequent communication with all clients and directs all legal decisions personally.

Michael Raab understands how stressful and difficult criminal investigations may be for individuals and their families.  His goal through frequent and open communication is to educate his clients about the facts and circumstances surrounding each situation so together everyone is fully aware of the circumstances and law.  As a result, sound client decisions may be made.  The approach is always result driven with a successful goal in mind.  Michael Raab understands he works for his clients, not they for him.