ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, is pleased to announce that Ms. Raquel M. Smith has joined the firm as a new associate, effective February 15, 2016. Ms. Smith was "hand picked" by Gill Cochran and Mandeep Chhabra based on her extensive knowledge in both criminal defense and civil litigation. Moreover, Ms. Smith's philosophy of making the client the number one priority fit perfectly into the "Not your typical lawyer..." model that both Mr. Cochran and Mr. Chhabra have developed together over the last 22 years. She also maintains the love of the law that the firm aspires to maintain.
Gill Cochran and Mandeep Chhabra strive to foster a strong attorney-client relationship, and Ms. Smith has proven that this is also one of her priorities. Ms. Smith speaks fluent Spanish, and the majority of her clients are Spanish-speakers. She prides herself on effectively communicating the nuances of the legal process to her clients and making that process less stressful.
About Raquel M. Smith Esq.
Ms. Smith is barred in Maryland and focuses her practice on serious criminal and traffic matters. Ms. Smith decided to pursue a career in law after interning with a non-profit legal services provider in Prince George's County, MD. While interning, she witnessed the difficulties unrepresented litigants experience attempting to navigate Maryland's legal system. Thereafter, she knew she would focus her career on assisting those in the midst of the legal system obtain the best possible result.
Prior to joining Cochran & Chhabra, LLC, Ms. Smith had extensive experience in handling hundreds of criminal and traffic cases and represented litigants in domestic violence civil hearings. She has earned the reputation of being an aggressive but amicable litigator among her peers.
Ms. Smith is a member of the Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association. In addition to her involvement with these associations, she is a member of a non-profit organization aimed at providing educational opportunities to under-served Latino youth in the Washington Metropolitan Area.
Visit www.cochranandchhabra.com for more information on the new associate.
About Cochran & Chhabra, LLC
With more than 60 years of combined experience providing practical advice, creative solutions, and personal service, Cochran & Chhabra, LLC has grown substantially from the solo practice it once was with Gill Cochran in 1970. The firm has since established a statewide reputation for excellence in client service and serving the needs of the injured and the accused throughout Maryland.
Trial attorneys Gill Cochran and Mandeep Chhabra provide legal advice and representation in DUI, criminal defense, personal injury, traffic matters, and civil litigation cases. To learn how you can benefit from our experience and our total commitment to the best possible result for every client, please contact us for a free consultation.
To learn more about the firm, please contact
Mandeep S. Chhabra
Cochran & Chhabra, LLC
116-B Cathedral Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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