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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : Workers’ Compensation Benefits in NY State has been significantly reduced by legislation that was passed in 2007 and 2017.

Raisi K. Mobele

Raisi K. Mobele

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation

Biography

Raised in the Capital Region, Raisi Mobele joined BMCQ because he appreciates the firm's deep ties to the area.

"We all have roots in this community. That matters. You have more investment in the place where you grew up. When we meet with a client, we all come from the same place and understand what it means to live here."

Raisi, who grew up in Guilderland, emigrated from the Democratic Republic of Congo when he was eight. As an elder cousin, his parents chose his name, which means "leader" in Swahili. They also instilled in him the need to give back to your community.

"They taught the Golden Rule and growing up we helped in food shelters, I did Martin Luther King Day of Service projects and gave free tutoring. I currently volunteer for a backpack giveaway program. To me, law is natural extension of my desire to advocate for others."

After completing his undergraduate degree at Ohio State University, Raisi returned to attend Albany Law School. Before BMCQ, he worked for the New York State Thruway Authority, where he honed his legal research skills, reviewing legal documents in lawsuits against the agency.

"That research experience has proven extremely valuable when looking at medical evidence in a case. I spend the time parsing through documents to find conditions or details that might have been overlooked."

Raisi says clients also praise his patience.

"I find it important to listen to what the clients are going through. I don't just assume - I have to understand what is really going on in their lives. They are dealing with tough situations - it is a privilege to be able to help them."

One of Raisi's hobbies is music production and he has worked with several local and national performers. Just like musicians, he says no two legal cases are the same.

"At BMCQ, we really advocate on a person by person basis. We look at each individual set of circumstances. We are not just here for the settlement - we really care about the people who retain us. That personal investment - it's why the firm has been around so long and has such a good reputation."

Raisi says clients also benefit from the firm's focus on the Capital Region. All of the attorneys at BMCQ have a degree of knowledge and familiarity with judges who preside over the hearing.  That only comes with years of practice and experience.  In turn, it helps them prepare the best possible case for clients.

"Being familiar with the area, it allows me to advocate in a more in-depth way. I can offer clients some reassurance and comfort. They know someone is in their corner when everything is working against them. It is a tremendous responsibility - it is also very humbling."

Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York
    • J.D.
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Past Positions

  • New York State Thruway Authority

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Black Law Student Association

Current Employment Position

  • Associate Attorney