Rafael Albarran earned his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He was awarded his Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Albarran is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Illinois.
Prior to attending law school Albarran served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve as an infantryman with Weapons Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division. Mr. Albarran was deployed to and served honorably in Iraq.
Mr. Albarran takes the battlefield tactics he learned as a Marine Sergeant to the courtroom when representing his clients in complex family law matters, ranging from child support cases to divorces. He always has his clients’ backs and will fight to secure their rights and protect their children.
Mr. Albarran also served as a police officer with the City of Palos Hills. His experience as a fearless police officer in the community provides him valuable insight fighting to protect his client’s liberty and making sure their children are safe.
Mr. Albarran was a member of Loyola’s civil law mock trial team, and served in the Juvenile Justice Division of the Cook County Public Defender’s Office where he defended and safeguarded juveniles charged with crimes.
Mr. Albarran also volunteers at Benito Juarez Community Academy where he uses his valuable courtroom and trial experience to coach the school’s mock trial team for Chicago citywide competitions to give back to the community.
Memorable Case Victories:
- Successfully litigated, whereby the Court vacated an emergency order of protection against his client at Mr. Albarran’s request. This secured his client’s liberty. The Court then awarded Mr. Albarran’s client custody of his six-year old son after the mother falsely accused the father of assault and battery while denying the father any and all contact with his son. Through successful and aggressive litigation the father was re-united with his six-year old son and now has sole parenting time and decision making authority regarding his son.
- Successfully defended a young lady who was falsely accused of domestic battery by her ex-lover. Destroyed the credibility of the complaining witness, and exposed the lies, through aggressive and strategic cross-examination. The presiding Judge found that the witness was not credible. The false charges were all dismissed.