Nura Rafati

Community Associations Attorney

Associate

nrafati@lerchearly.com
7600 Wisconsin AvenueSuite 700Bethesda, MD 20814

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017) Highest Grade Designation for International Energy Law; Senior Articles Editor, The Modern American Brief
  • The George Washington University (B.A., Criminal Justice, 2014) Board of Trustees Scholarship; University and Alumni Award

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
Overview

Nura Rafati is a community associations attorney who represents community and homeowners associations, condominiums, and co-operatives in the Greater Washington, DC area.

Nura listens intently to board members and managers to understand their goals, and spends time explaining legal concepts, laying the framework for the decision-making process. She is thorough and systematic in her research, but flexible and innovative when it comes to problem-solving. She embraces obstacles because they challenge her to be creative.

Nura received her law degree cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law and a bachelor of arts in criminal justice from The George Washington University. Prior to joining Lerch Early she was a Pro Bono Research Fellow for the Honorable Paul W. Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. She is not yet admitted in Maryland, but is supervised by an attorney admitted to practice in Maryland. Nura is fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and Persian.

Nura was born and raised in Haifa, Israel. Some of her fondest childhood memories took place in the kitchen, which may explain why she so thoroughly enjoys preparing, cooking, and eating Persian food. Her favorite dish is Khoresht Karafs, a celery stew, with rice and tahdig, the crispy bottom layer of rice cooked in a pot. 

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017) Highest Grade Designation for International Energy Law; Senior Articles Editor, The Modern American Brief
  • The George Washington University (B.A., Criminal Justice, 2014) Board of Trustees Scholarship; University and Alumni Award

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
Education & Admissions

Education

  • American University Washington College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2017) Highest Grade Designation for International Energy Law; Senior Articles Editor, The Modern American Brief
  • The George Washington University (B.A., Criminal Justice, 2014) Board of Trustees Scholarship; University and Alumni Award

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
Clerkships

Pro Bono Research Fellow for the Honorable Paul W. Grimm, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Community Involvement

DC Baha'i Community Member

Professional Memberships

District of Columbia Bar Association (Member)

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